Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The unique strength of the Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies is the breadth of research interests of our staff. This means that we offer a very wide range of courses in both development and globalisation as well as allowing students to engage with other disciplines such as anthropology and sociology. The unique strength of Birkbeck teaching is that because it is mostly in the evening or at weekends (field visits) you can also gain relevant work experience during the day. You will be surrounded by committed fellow students from all cultures, backgrounds and career stages who share their experience and expertise with their peers. We also have a vibrant research culture, powered by a shared passion for learning and intellectual engagement among our academics and students. We have a strong commitment to social justice, which is demonstrated in much of our research. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers.

Course Modules

All years: Britain's geographical development; humans and the environment; global environmental issues; basic principles of geographical information science (GIS); environmental processes; European economy, society and environment; methods, analysis and techniques; either applications of geographical information science (GIS) or geographies of the city; either geographical literature review (30 credits) and 3 options or independent geographical study (60 credits) and 2 options.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Part Time Evening
BSc (Hons) £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Part Time Evening
BSc (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • Mature entry
  • IELTS 6.5
  • Interview
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • Tariff 112
  • Course specific

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17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 39%

Total Coursework: 61%