Birkbeck University of London Geography

By | 13th April 2017

Birkbeck University of London Geography

Programme overview

This fascinating interdisciplinary degree will help you to understand the processes that shape our physical and social environment. It explores how processes relate to space and to place and will help you appreciate the multiple connections between human culture and the physical landscape in which it is located. Studying geography will give you a deep understanding of the processes that shape both our physical and our social and cultural environments. You can examine phenomena as diverse as globalisation, food security, flooding and water resources, urban change, climate change, international development, geographic information systems and population change, among others.

This programme is ideal if you want to study geography at undergraduate level for personal or professional reasons and want a flexible evening study course that allows you to explore and deepen your interests, without putting your life on hold.

We offer a wide choice of modules that respond to the demands of today’s workplace and are linked to the cutting-edge research interests of our staff. You also complete a piece of research or a literature review in an area of special interest to you. This programme gives you the opportunity to study with internationally recognised experts who are defining the field with their groundbreaking research. Ours is a lively, stimulating environment in which to study and research.

You will also benefit from our mix of classroom and field-based teaching, including a number of fieldwork opportunities that bring together students to build social and professional networks and develop important skills in data collection and analysis. You will develop the social and technical skills you need for both academic research and the modern workplace.

This course is also available for part-time evening study over 4 years.

Entry requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.

UCAS tariff points

112

The UCAS tariff system has changed for courses starting in September 2017 and is now calculated using a new number system. This means applicants applying for courses from October 2016 will see entry requirements and offers expressed using the new tariff.

The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.

Alternative entry routes

Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 15 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction in humanities or social science units.

International entry requirements

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.