Geography and International Relations, Bachelor | University of Aberdeen | Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Geography and International Relations

48 months
19800 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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In Geography we try to answer some of the biggest questions of life, such as how our planet originated and how we interact with it. This compliments International Relations topics such as European Politics, Human Rights Development, and International Economy. Learn more with the Geography and International Relations programme of the University of Aberdeen.


At a Glance

Geography is the study of the Earth's surface with emphasis on the relationship between people and their environment. It covers elements of natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

International Relations looks at a diverse range of areas such as Energy Politics, European Integration, Human Rights, International Economy and regional International Relations of Japan, Latin America and the Middle East.

Why Study Geography and International Relations?

  • Aberdeen is the perfect place to study Geography. The department ranks highly in student satisfaction surveys and the region's spectacular coastal and mountain areas provide perfect field sites for the study of geography. In the Geography and International Relations programme of the University of Aberdeen we have recently introduced a new Geography curriculum designed to provide students with key skills and knowledge required by employers. 
  • Many courses in physical geography, including specialist Honours options, draw directly on the staff's own research into hydrology, glaciology, contemporary environmental issues and urban-rural change, and many courses in human geography draw directly on the staff’s own research into transport, digital technologies, contemporary environmental issues and urban-rural change.
  • International Relations draws on understanding of politics and how this influences our world and the way in which we interact with moral dilemma and state relationships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Worlds, Global Challenges
  • Politics & International Relations 1: Democracy and Governance
  • Global Worlds, Local Challenges
  • Politics & International Relations 2: Power and Conflict
  • Space, Economy and Society
  • Ideas and Ideologies in Politics and International Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Highers

  • Standard: AABB
  • Minimum: BBB
  • Adjusted: BB


  • Standard: BBB
  • Minimum: BBC
  • Adjusted: CCC

International Baccalaureate

  • 32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL

Irish Leaving Certificate

  • 5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3

English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19800 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • RUK students fee - £9,250 per year

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 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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