St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

Informed by the research of our teaching staff, the degree looks at the interplay of physical, social, cultural and political forces in making different places. Students can specialise in Physical Geography, or Human Geography, or combine the two. There are opportunities for practical fieldwork both in the UK and overseas, including the Peak District, Malta, Grenada, and the French Alps. The degree also includes opportunities to take career'development modules to advance your future prospects.

Course Modules

Level 1: Foundation modules deal with both physical and human environments and introduce issues of current global interest. Level 2: Modules become more specialised; compulsory research and fieldwork modules. Level 3: Options. Fieldwork is an essential component of the course; fieldwork in level 1 introduces themes that will be met during the lecture programme; at level 2 the emphasis is on providing first'hand experience of various localities from Soho to Malta; several level 3 option courses also contain a fieldwork element, including fieldwork in developing areas.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
1 - 4 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BCCC
  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M3
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

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24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 17%

Total Coursework: 68%

Total Practical: 15%

£4,410 - £5,783
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,000
Typical cost of private accommodation