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Geography (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

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Discover how social, economic, political and cultural processes shape our world. On this BA Geography degree, you'll explore human-environment relations and the challenges of living across our interconnected planet. You'll develop the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to global issues like inequality, migration and climate change. You'll graduate prepared for work across a wide range of fields, including research, consultancy and public policy.

Explore a diverse range of international societies, economies and landscapes. You'll learn how to collect and analyse data using a range of methods and implement your ideas via practical fieldwork.

You'll have the chance to:

  • study specialist computing and geographical information systems
  • undertake fieldwork, including trips to Europe or South East Asia to study urban landscapes
  • 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

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

You can study modules designed to develop your understanding of global challenges such as:

  • environment and health
  • adapting to climate change and weather hazards
  • water, people and the environment

You'll shape the course to your personal interests or career plans by studying topics such as:

  • social justice, welfare and rights
  • migration
  • economic geography
  • politics and urban space


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

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