Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Outstanding, state'of'the'art facilities for both human and physical geography, and some of the most modern research amenities of any department in the country. The Geography Department is consistently ranked highly and many members of academic staff are acknowledged as international experts in their field. Our tutorial system supports your academic and pastoral needs. Fieldwork is a vital part of the Geography degrees at Royal Holloway. All students will have a chance to experience and learn about different geographical environments in both the UK and overseas. Choose from a wide range of optional course units, so that you can build the study content that matches your interests.

Course Modules

Year 2 options: geographical techniques; geographical field training students; environmental systems: processes and sustainability; geomorphology; environmental change; biogeography; political geography; cities (economies and societies); cultural geographies; perspectives on development. Year 3 options: independent dissertation; defending coastal and wetland environments; savannahs; landscapes and environmental change; conservation biogeography; rivers and landscape; arid Africa; Holocene rivers and society; china (climate change, tectonics and people); people and the ice age; humans and climate change; mammals in a changing world; regeneration and urban policy; modernity and the city; geographies of commodities; exploration, science and the making of geography; geopolitics on film; geographies of home; south Africa: region in transition; gender and development in Latin America; geographies of mobility; cultures of time and space; fair trade and ethical consumption.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 70%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher AABBB

Key Course Information

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100% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 99%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 76%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 61%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 40
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 43%

Total Coursework: 57%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation