Human Geography (including Foundation Year)

Course Introduction

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– This course received 100 per cent for satisfaction with academic support (National Student Survey 2018).

– 100 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17).

– This course is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society. This means it contains a solid academic foundation as well as preparing you for the needs of the world beyond higher education.

**About this course**

"This course focuses on how humans interact with their surroundings. You’ll study issues such as global demography, resource scarcity and security, environmentalism and green politics, urbanisation, regeneration and gentrification, and inequality, poverty and exclusion. You’ll also develop research skills and

be introduced to Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

You’ll be able to specialise in an area of your choice by completing an independent dissertation on a topic that interests you. Residential field trips in the UK, Europe and overseas (currently South Africa) will give you the chance to put your learning into practice.

Course Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 0 - Foundation core modules: CX3005 - Computer programming, SX3006 - Mathematics For Science, SX3001  - Scientific Investigation & Skills.

Year 0 - Foundation optional modules: SX3002  - Biology, SX3003 - Chemistry, CX3001  - Technical  Investigation & Skills, CX3002 - Mathematics for Computing, CX3003 - Mathematics, CX3004  -Computer Systems, SX3007 - Environment Science & Geography, SX3005 - Sport Science.

Year 1: GG4040 - Introduction to Human Geography, GG4020 - Digital Earth and Spatial Analysis, GG4010 - Investigating the Earth and Environment, GG4070 - Regional Geographies.

Year 2: GG5405 - Design and Management of Projects (with GIS), GG5010 - Geographical Concepts and Methodologies, GG5040 - Social and Cultural Geography, GG5050 - Contours of Global Capitalism.

Year 3: GG6400 - Research Project, GG6010 - Urban Geographies, GG6030 - Global Rural Geographies, GG6020 - Development Geographies.

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees