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School of Environment, Education and Development

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BSc Geography

Study a course tailored to you at the university ranked fourth in the UK for Geography (Guardian University Guide).

BSc Geography / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
3 years
Typical A-level offer
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

35 points overall (6,6,5 at Higher Level)

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

190/1200 (across all Geography courses)

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course description

Manchester is the ideal place to study Geography. The world's first industrial city and a vibrant twenty-first century metropolis set between three National Parks, Manchester and its environment are an important resource for field teaching in all three years of your degree.

Geography has been taught at The University of Manchester for more than 125 years. We have a vibrant community of students and academic staff, with a wide range of teaching and research interests and an impressive international research reputation.

Manchester's Geography department has a global reputation for its research and teaching. We're ranked fourth in the UK for geography in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and ranked 17th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2018.

We give you maximum choice to tailor your degree by choosing the course units that best suit your interests and preferred assessment methods. You can truly showcase your skills and abilities by selecting course units from both:

  • Physical geography,  the study of the natural processes of the earth, and the preferred discipline for students predominately interested in ecology, hydrology, palaeo environments, geoarchaeology, glaciology, climatology and geomorphology.
  • Human geography,  the study of human behaviour and impact on the earth, and the preferred discipline for students predominately interested in economic, cultural, political, urban and historical geography.

Whether you select BA Geography or BSc Geography, you can study a mixture of both physical and human geography modules. Both are covered in the first year, and you can swap from the BA to the BSc or vice-versa if you find your interests take you in a new direction.


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £18,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Additional expenses

The overseas fieldtrips in the second year are subsidised by the University but you may need to contribute to the cost of the trip, depending on the location.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Ms. Nicola Allard
+44 (0)161 275 2804
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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