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Overview

This degree programme in the heart of London covers the main branches of geography and offers a wide range of modules; students should choose predominantly human geography for the BA pathway. Working and studying at the frontiers of research are considered essential components of a successful geography degree.


Key benefits

  • One of the largest geography departments in the country, providing state-of-the-art modules in a wide range of disciplines.

  • Amongst the best geography departments in the world, students are taught by staff who are acknowledged leaders in their fields.

  • Recently refurbished accommodation offers high quality teaching and social facilities.

  • Central London location provides access to numerous libraries as well as the cultural and other facilities offered by one of the world's great cities.

  • Graduates go on to have successful careers in a range of different sectors, including the financial services industries, non-governmental organisations, and research.


Key information

UCAS code L700

Duration Three years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

Department Department of Geography

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Entry requirements

Required grades:

AAB

Required subjects

None

 

Preferred subjects

None

 


Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: AAB at A-Level.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers, In addition, Mathematics and English both at minimum Intermediate 2/Standard Credit 1 or 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. In addition, Standard Level English and Maths / Maths Studies. 

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: 15 January 2017.

Required grades:

35 points overall with three Higher Level subjects at 665

Required subjects

None

 

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: AAB at A-Level.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers, In addition, Mathematics and English both at minimum Intermediate 2/Standard Credit 1 or 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. In addition, Standard Level English and Maths / Maths Studies. 

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: 15 January 2017.

Required grades:

45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required subjects

None

 

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: AAB at A-Level.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers, In addition, Mathematics and English both at minimum Intermediate 2/Standard Credit 1 or 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. In addition, Standard Level English and Maths / Maths Studies. 

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: 15 January 2017.

Required grades:

D3 D3 M2

Required subjects

None

 

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: AAB at A-Level.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers, In addition, Mathematics and English both at minimum Intermediate 2/Standard Credit 1 or 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. In addition, Standard Level English and Maths / Maths Studies. 

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: 15 January 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

None

 

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: AAB at A-Level.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers, In addition, Mathematics and English both at minimum Intermediate 2/Standard Credit 1 or 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. In addition, Standard Level English and Maths / Maths Studies. 

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: 15 January 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

None

 

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: AAB at A-Level.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers, In addition, Mathematics and English both at minimum Intermediate 2/Standard Credit 1 or 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. In addition, Standard Level English and Maths / Maths Studies. 

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: 15 January 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

None

 

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: AAB at A-Level.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers, In addition, Mathematics and English both at minimum Intermediate 2/Standard Credit 1 or 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. In addition, Standard Level English and Maths / Maths Studies. 

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: 15 January 2017.

Required grades:

80% overall

Required subjects

None

 

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: AAB at A-Level.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers, In addition, Mathematics and English both at minimum Intermediate 2/Standard Credit 1 or 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. In addition, Standard Level English and Maths / Maths Studies. 

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: 15 January 2017.

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

None

 

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: AAB at A-Level.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.  In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA. In addition, GCSE Mathematics and English both at minimum grade B.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers, In addition, Mathematics and English both at minimum Intermediate 2/Standard Credit 1 or 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. In addition, Standard Level English and Maths / Maths Studies. 

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: 15 January 2017.

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Course detail

Description

This programme covers the main branches of geography whilst offering a wide choice of module options. The programme comprises a total of 360 credits taken over three years. Students registered for a BA are expected to take predominantly human geography modules. 

The third year includes a compulsory dissertation, known as the Independent Geographical Study (or IGS), which involves individual research. Students are always encouraged to undertake their own research, whether it is for coursework, practicals or the IGS. Working and studying at the frontiers of research are considered essential components of a successful geography degree.

Teaching style

One of the largest geography departments in the UK, we provide state-of-the-art BSc and BA Geography programmes taught by acknowledged leaders in their fields. We use a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials together with workshops, laboratory sessions and field trips to teach a very wide range of modules covering all areas of geography. This means that students are taught large volumes of information, yet have the opportunity to process, synthesise and discuss what they have been taught in small groups and one-to-one sessions with academic staff. Combinations of one-term and two-term modules are available with greater emphasis on optional modules as you progress through the degree.

Structure of course and assessment

Students take 120 credits each year comprising 30 and 15 credit modules. After a set of core introductory modules in the first year, students have the opportunity to specialise by following research-rich pathways in human, physical, development and integrative geography. In the final year, all students undertake an independent geographical study which is research-based and for which they receive individual tutorial support from an expert in their field. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations, coursework and presentations designed to make up a variety of assessment types. All students receive a dedicated personal tutor drawn from the faculty to advise and support them throughout their degree experience. Students must pass 120 credits in each year of study.

 

Programme Themes

In the first year students study a combination of modules covering the main themes of Geography. Students will be able to select whether to follow the BA or BSc pathway from the start of the second term. From year two you will specialise further, with one of five different themes: Development Geography; Urban & Cultural Geography; Geocomputation & Spatial Analysis; Physical Geography; and Society, Environment & Geography. Each theme consists of specialist modules and field work. These themes provide opportunities to follow your own specific interests in different fields of the subject. They also allow you to learn advanced analytical and technical skills that can be applied to understanding a range of real world issues. You should graduate with a defined set of skills, determined by your pathway and appropriate to specific careers where your learning can be valued and used.

 

Location

In 2006 the Department of Geography moved into extensively refurbished accommodation in the King’s Building on the Strand. This refurbishment programme has created a state-of-the-art environment for the Department’s teaching and research activities and the maximisation of the student experience. Examples include high-level provision of lecture theatres, laboratories, computer suites and social facilities, all right in the centre of London.

London is our laboratory

London provides an unrivalled set of learning opportunities. We use London in many different ways to explore the physical and human geography of the city. The Field Activity Week in year one is an opportunity to explore different facets of London’s geography and to try out some field work techniques. London is also the focus of several modules, ranging from its historical development to the challenges posed for the city by climate change. Field trips accompany these modules and several take place linked to specific modules in human geography. Our methods teaching in all years use geographical data relating to London as a way of learning new analytical and mapping techniques as well as finding out about the city itself. In these many ways, London is our laboratory.

Special notes 

The second year geography field trips are currently part self-funded. Wherever possible, the Geography Department tries to provide substantial bursaries to help towards these costs. In 2015, field trip costs, to the students were:

BA field trip destinations:

  • Hong Kong - £600
  • Kerala - £600
  • San Francisco - £600

Second year field trips currently take place at the end of Semester One. Students will be informed of the likely field trip costs in the second semester of their first year of study. Payments are usually required by the end of November of the second year, but this may change if the timings of the field trips alter.

In addition, students may need to pay to obtain a visa to attend overseas field trips. Visa regulations and costs vary and are outside the control of King’s College London. Students are advised to check visa requirements for the advertised field trips to ensure that they are eligible to apply for a visa for the field trip destinations offered. Students will also be responsible for additional costs, including, but not limited to, passport renewal, medical vaccinations, travel to and from the airport, subsistence and free time activities.

Module related field visits (non-residential), may incur additional costs, but these will be limited to the cost of a travel ticket and/or the cost of subsistence, if applicable.

 

Structure

  • Currently, students study the following core modules (all are 15 credits unless otherwise indicated). If there are optional modules available the current choices are also shown. King's reviews its optional modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the Department for further advice. Students must take and pass 120 credits each year. All compulsory modules and core modules must be taken and passed.

    Students on the BA programme may specialise in pathways in Development Geography; Society, Environment & Geography; or Urban & Cultural Geography.


    Note on compulsory and core modules: A compulsory module must be taken as part of the degree. A core module must be taken and passed in order to be awarded the degree.

     


    Required Modules

    Students will undertake a combination of the modules listed below. A variety of compulsory and optional field work activities will be offered to complement and enhance learning.

    • Geography Tutorials: critical thinking & techniques (30 credits)

    • Principles of Geographical Inquiry I (30 credits)

    • Geographical Foundations 1: the making of the modern world (15 credits)

    • The Changing Natural Environment 1 (15 credits)

    • Geography in Action (15 credits)

    • Geographical Foundations 2: challenges of the modern world (15 credits)


     

  • Students will select a theme and will take compulsory modules relating to that theme, in addition to a choice of optional modules. Compulsory modules will reflect the following study themes:


    Required Modules

    • Field Research in Human & Development Geography (15 credits)

    • BA Geography Research Tutorials (15 credits)

    • Geography Research Skills (15 credits)

    Compulsory themed modules, each worth 15 credits, will cover the following broad research areas:

    • Development Geographies

    • Society, Environment & Geography

    • Urban & Cultural Geography

    • Geocomputation & Spatial Analysis*

    *Note: Geocomputation & Spatial Analysis students are required to take 2 x 15 credit compulsory thematic modules

    Optional Modules

    Year 2

    We offer a range of optional modules which usually reflect the specific current research of current members of our academic team, this is in keeping with King’s reputation as a research university and also ensures that our degree programmes are relevant. Therefore, not all module options will be available every year and may change, subject to staff availability. New modules may also be added. All modules are 15 credits, unless stated otherwise. Students must select modules to the value of 60 credits to complete the year.

    Optional modules may include:

    • Historical Geographies of Urbanism

    • Urban Geography: Exploring the City

    • Territory, State & Nation

    • The Nature of the Environment

    • Water & Development

    • Cities and Citizenship

    In addition, students are permitted to take one of the modules from a different theme, as an optional module. Students can also take any of the modules on the BSc programme, which could include:

    • Natural Hazards

    • Landscapes: Ecology, Biogeography & Management

    • Climate Variability, Change & Society

    • Environmental Remote Sensing

    • Physical Geography: Earth Surface Processes & Landforms

    • Global Environmental Issues: Science & Solutions

     

  • Students should take the dissertation, one thematic module and five (15 credit) options as listed below.


    Required Modules

    In the third year of the programme, the themes will develop further, with one compulsory 15 credit thematic module relating to one of the following research areas:

    • Development Geographies

    • Urban & Cultural Geography

    • Geocomputation & Spatial Analysis

    In addition, the core module Independent Geographical Study (IGS) (30 credits), is a piece of individual research, supported on a one-to-one basis by an IGS supervisor from within the Geography Department.

    Optional Modules

    We offer a range of optional modules which usually reflect the specific current research of current members of our academic team, this is in keeping with King’s reputation as a research university and also ensures that our degree programmes are relevant. Therefore, not all module options will be available every year and may change, subject to staff availability. New modules may also be added. All modules are 15 credits, unless stated otherwise. Students must select modules to the value of 75 credits to complete the year.

    Optional modules may include:

    • Health, Lifestyles & Cities

    • The Right to the City

    • Hollywood & the Post-Industrial City

    • Geopolitics: Power & Place

    • Economy, Society & Politics in 19th Century London

    • Political Economy of Hazardscapes

    • Global Political Ecology

    • Histories & Geographies of Climate Change

    • Environmental Risk, Governance & Society

    • Economic & Social Change in Southern Africa

    • Directed Readings in Geography

    In addition, students can also take any of the modules on the BSc programme, which could include:

    • Global Environmental Change I: Climate Science

    • Global Environmental Change II: Earth System Dynamics

    • Environmental Remote Sensing II

    • Tropical Forests in a Changing Environment

    • Desert Environments

    • Advanced Issues in Natural & Environmental Hazards

    Up to 30 credits can also be taken from outside the Department subject to approval from the Chair of Teaching.

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Career prospects

Geography at degree level provides a broad education leading to a range of opportunities to pursue a career doing further research or finding employment in a range of sectors, from London’s financial services industries to non-governmental organisations in areas such as development and environmental justice. The university’s Careers Service ensures that a very high percentage of graduates find suitable employment on leaving the programme.

Career destinations

Recent graduates have found employment as:
• account executive, Mind Share
• analyst, GPM Trading Ltd
• company director, a garden equipment company
• executive risk assessor, a risk management company
• marketing internship, Jimmy Choo
• public relations officer, Marriott Hotels
• research assistant/economics & planning consultant, a consultancy company
• management training programme, Network Rail

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The current tuition fee is set as £9,000 per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees EU:

Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.

This means that the current tuition fee is £9,000 per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees International:

£17,050 p.a. (2017/18). This tuition fee is subject to annual increases, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

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