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Geography (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

This geography course looks at human issues such as climate change, globalisation and environmental management. You'll study the cultural, social and economic factors that shape our relationship with the environment. It's distinct from our BSc Geography course, which focuses on the physical and natural science aspects of the subject.

Geography lets you engage directly with important contemporary issues, such as:

  • globalisation

  • climate change

  • environmental management

  • cultural transformation

This course combines theory-based learning and practical field and project work. It provides a solid basis in human geography and covers the essentials of physical geography.

We use the latest research to underpin our teaching. Our small-group approach means you'll spend plenty of time with academics and fellow students.

You'll carry out an individual research project which will develop sought-after skills and knowledge.

You can shape the course to your personal interests or career plans by choosing from optional subjects such as:

  • migration

  • health

  • sexuality

This course will prepare you for work in a diverse range of fields, from environmental management to finance or management.

As part of this course you'll also have the chance to:

  • study specialist computing and geographical information systems

  • undertake fieldwork including a trip to Europe to study an urban landscape

  • use specialist facilities including a purpose-built teaching lab and remote sensing equipment

  • enhance your degree by studying a minor subject in an unrelated academic area

  • discover a new culture by studying abroad for a semester at one of our partner institutions

  • boost your employability by spending a year in employment

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 252.88 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.