36 months
14600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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At BA (Hons) Geography with International Relations course at University of Plymouth you can discover the core principles of human geography while also exploring key international political and economic issues. 

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In your geography modules you study the relationships between people, place and environment, while in International Relations the focus is on understanding the international political landscape. Gain knowledge and skills our supportive academic staff who are expert researchers in their field. Study abroad, international field trips and placement opportunities are available.

Our BA (Hons) Geography with International Relations courses at University of Plymouth  make the most of geography’s strengths in tackling head on the biggest global challenges we face. Modules have been designed to address many of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – developed by the UN as the 'blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all' – all of our degrees are fully accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Key Features:

  • Our newly designed Geography curriculum places sustainability challenges at the centre, with modules designed to help address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Choose from an exciting range of human geography and international relations choice modules.
  • Our supportive staff are expert researchers and many are world leaders in their field.
  • Teaching is innovative and student-centred. You will learn through lectures, seminars, practicals, national and international residential fieldwork, tutorials and one-to-one dissertation support.
  • Learn to use Geographical Information Systems to analyse and communicate complex spatial data.
  • Take advantage of a wide range of study abroad possibilities in Europe, North America and Australia.
  • Experience a valuable work placement programme, opening up a range of career opportunities such as consultancy, policy development and management, teaching, planning and conservation.
  • LABplus is a unique open access laboratory and resource centre designed for students studying science and engineering courses. The lab provides a flexible workspace, computing facilities, specialist software, access to microscopes, microscope cameras and bespoke resources.
  • We’re very proud of our National Student Survey (NSS) 2020 return which shows student satisfaction overall at 96 per cent for human geography.
  • Benefit from our unique location, in the heart of the historical city of Plymouth, bordered by Dartmoor National Park as well as the Tamar Valley and South Hams Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Devon and Cornwall have glorious beaches, coasts, rivers and estuaries.

This degree presents diverse fields of study and opens up a great range of career opportunities. Employment areas directly linked to geography andinternational relations include working in consultancy, planning, tourism, local/regional/national government, NGOs and teaching.


Accredited by the Royal Geographical Society with Insurance Backed Guarantee Company (IBG).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Changing Places 
  • Culture, Society and Space 
  • Geographical Journeys 
  • Sustainable Futures 
  • Imagining World Order 
  • International Relations Since 1945 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS tariff 104 - 112
  • IB 26-27 overall. English and mathematics must be included.
  • A level/AS level 104-112 points from a minimum of two A levels. Excluding general studies. 
  • BTEC National Diploma modules
  • Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. science, humanities, combined), (including GCSE English and Mathematics grade C /4 or above or equivalent) with at least 33 credits at merit.
  • GCSE Mathematics and English language grade C.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14600 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time (Home) £770per 10 credits

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 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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