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Study themes

We offer a very wide range of options in both the BSc and BA degrees that allow you to follow your own specialist interests in geography.

We have designed five themes that can help you to navigate this wide choice and develop your own, specialised programme of study. Each theme builds up knowledge in a particular part of the discipline and is backed up by a field trip that provides practical experience in the topics that you will be studying.

Explore development and inequality within cities and societies in Africa, Asia and Latin American. Plus, discover ways in which urbanisation and global trade impact local societies and economies.

The interrelationships between society, politics and the environment are the core for this theme. Explore what we mean by nature and the environment, pollution and climate change, and identify the human and physical processes that impact our world.

Unique to King's, journey beyond the foundations of computer programming with this theme and use your acquired, highly employable skills in programming, statistics and visualisation (including GIS) to analyse applied issues in (geo)data.

Focus on the physical environment and explore the processes that underlie topics such as natural hazards, climate and water, evolution of landforms and ecology. Learn the skills required to understand these topics, including remote sensing, geographic information systems and laboratory analysis.

Study the problems and challenges facing contemporary cities in relation to class, gender, race and sexuality. Explore the ways that planning, governance and citizenship are enacted, and how cities are imagined through films, art and literature.


Phil Hubbard, Professor of Urban Studies at King's asks: how can we encourage regeneration without gentrification? Just one of the exciting themes you can study with Geography at King's.

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Meet Chloe and hear about why she studies Geography at King's. This includes her access to our world-class lab, which she uses to investigate air quality and climate change.

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