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Geography, BSc/MA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Geography course at the University of Glasgow is the study of the surface of the Earth as the site of human living and working. It considers the variability in physical and human landscapes, along with the interrelationships binding them together. 
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Geography is a dynamic, relevant and ever-changing subject, at the heart of many local and global current issues. Graduates from this programme have subsequently been employed by companies and organisations including BAE Systems, Transport Scotland, the Scottish Government and the Foreign Office.  

Why study the Geography course at the University of Glasgow?

  • Geography at the University of Glasgow is ranked 4th in the UK and 1st in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • This degree programme is accredited by the Institute of Environmental Sciences and the Royal Geographical Society
  • Our location - a culturally and historically significant city, close to some of the most the spectacular landscapes in the world - gives us an unparalleled advantage in the study of both human and physical geography
  • Fieldwork is a fundamental part of studying Geography at the University of Glasgow, and all students undertake residential field classes in south Wales and Mallorca, giving you a comprehensive learning experience
  • Find out more about what it's like to study in the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences: meet our students


Graduates of this programme have gone on to work for companies and organisations such as BAE Systems, the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, and Caledonian MacBrayne. Positions include Coastal and Rivers Engineer, Environmental Social Researcher, Hydrographic Surveyor and Statistician.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • Geography: Living In A Changing World
  • Geographical Techniques
  • Geographic Thought
  • Research Skills

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements


  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Minimum of ONE relevant Science A-level. 


  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if additional requirements met.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21920 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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