48 months
22000 GBP/year
4630 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The flexible Geography with a Language degree programme at Queen's University Belfast enables students to gain an understanding of the major global, regional and local processes that shape our world and the challenges we will face in the future.

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Geography embraces the study of human societies and their environment, and is one of the few subjects in which human and physical aspects of the environment are integrated. 

Geography With A Language Degree Highlights

An outstanding reputation for teaching and research - in the QS World Ranking 2018/19, Geography at Queen's sits in the top 200 of all geography courses around the world.

Career Prospects

Studying for a Geography with a Language degree programme at Queen's University Belfast develops core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions.

Some graduates pursue careers in geography-related areas such as urban and rural planning, environmental conservation and management, careers in GIS and teaching. A significant number develop careers in a wide range of other sectors, e.g. management, marketing, NGOs, financial services, the civil service (especially land and property, environment, and development agencies), computing (especially using geographic data), and various graduate programmes.

We regularly consult and develop links with a large number of employers including the NI Environment Agency, Ordnance Survey, the National Trust, Land and Property Services, and the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI), who provide advice on our programmes and in-depth careers sessions on their work.

We offer a designated ‘Geography and Employability’ module that is run in collaboration with QUB’s Careers, Employability and Skills directorate. This includes employer workshops, job application skills development, and one-to-one meetings with tutors and careers professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural and Political Geography
  • Geographies of Economic Restructuring and Social Change
  • Geomorphology
  • Global Environmental Change
  • International Fieldwork (select from Belgium, Mallorca and Malta)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • ABB normally including A-level Geography + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4
  • For French option: A-level French grade B
  • For Spanish option: A-level Spanish grade B
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 normally including Higher Level grade H3 in Geography + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics
  • For French option: Higher Level grade H3 in French
  • For Spanish option: Higher Level grade H3 in Spanish
Access Course
  • Not normally considered as Access Courses would not satisfy language requirements.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 33 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level (normally including Geography at Higher Level and a relevant language qualification) + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4630 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,630
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,630
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £22,000
  • International £22,000

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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