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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Focus on the human processes that have shaped today’s world, and do this both inside and outside of the lecture theatre.

Course overview

Human geographical enquiry provides insights into the processes that shape our societies, our relationships with each other, and with nature and the environment. You will examine the spatial dynamics of human behaviour through subjects such as climate change, sustainability, and global politics, and explore the ways in which digital technologies are reshaping society, space and place. We use distinctive and innovative approaches to learning to ensure that you have opportunity to develop knowledge and skills relevant to today’s employers.

Why study this course with us?

Our course is designed around giving you experiences that set you up for beyond your degree by focusing on contemporary issues facing today’s society and equipping you with the specialist skills to investigate those issues. We do this well – achieving 100% overall student satisfaction for Human Geography in the 2020 National Student Survey.

The flexibility of the course allows you to specialise in a range of human geography sub-disciplines but with the option to study physical geography – so you can tailor your course to suit your interests. Opportunities for travel to a variety of fieldwork destinations in the UK and abroad, plus virtual fieldwork, will enhance your understanding of places and spaces while this form of experiential learning allows you to apply social science and digital research methods, including GIS.


The majority of assessment is through continuous coursework assignments, complemented by some end-of-module examinations. The Department engages in a wide variety of innovative coursework assignments, including podcasting, oral presentations/posters, briefing papers, consultancy reports and essays.

Job prospects

The knowledge, skills and understanding you will gain during the course will allow you to pursue a wide range of careers. Our graduates work in professions across a range of sectors, including environmental management, consultancy, teaching, town planning, renewable energy, sustainability, flood risk management and surveying. Some of our graduates continue their studies and go on to gain PhDs, Master's degrees and professional qualifications.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent, including GCE A Level: Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Social Science, World Development, Applied Science. Typical offer - BBC/BBB.


University information

University of Chester

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  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    106 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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