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Geography BSc

Course code


L703, L705 with placement

Start date


Placement available

Mode of study

3 years full-time

4 years full-time with placement



UK £9,250

International £19,430

Entry requirements


ABB - BBC (A-level)


29 (IB)

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Our course explores the complex relationships between societies and environments that are at the centre of the most important challenges of the 21st Century. 

We will teach you a broad range of topics, but there are a number of different themes that you can choose to explore across all three years. These include:

  • Urban geography: our modules take full advantage of our London location as well as residential fieldwork in European settings that helps you to understand how modern cities function and how they can change.
  • The postcolonial world and the enduring legacies of European colonialism: we examine geography’s role both contributing to and contesting the colonial project. 
  • Ecological emergency and issues of environmental justice: bringing together the human and physical elements of Geography, you will learn how life on Earth is changing in the Anthropocene period and explore some of the solutions to these challenges.

Fieldwork is a key part of the programme, and takes place in the immediate surroundings and further afield. All students will participate in funded residential field trips in both the first and second year that are fully integrated into their studies. These provide opportunities for immersive learning and the development of important transferable skills.

Upon graduation, you will have the knowledge to engage professionally with contemporary issues and analytical and practical skills for employment. You can also opt for a four-year degree with one or two sandwich placements, which will boost your CV and give you a competitive edge in the working world. 

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

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Course content

Your programme is split up into three different types of modules: 

  • Compulsory module: all students registered for the award are required to take as part of their programme of study. 
  • Optional module: students choose from an ‘option range’.
  • A core assessment is an assessment within a module which must be passed in order to progress and to be eligible for the final award. 

This course can be studied in 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

This course has a placement option. Find out more about work placements available.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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Careers and your future

A geography degree from Brunel is your passport to a wide range of career destinations. Geography graduates are highly employable and on average receive higher salaries than many other graduates, working in a wide range of sectors and roles. The knowledge that you gain on our Brunel Geography programme is relevant to employers in different fields including: 

  • local and national government
  • the environmental sector
  • international development
  • leisure and tourism
  • disaster risk management
  • communications
  • planning
  • research 
  • academia

You will also develop skills in collecting and presenting data, analysing statistics, using spatial visualisation and analysis tools such as GIS, etc as well as more general skills such as developing a reasoned argument, critical thinking, assessing moral and ethical issues, teamwork, communication, project management, and problem-solving. Geography fieldwork provides a real-world setting in which to hone these highly sought-after skills. Through the dissertation, you will practice skills of planning and undertaking research independently, and the third year ‘Leadership for Change’ module develops advanced group work and leadership skills.

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UK entry requirements

2024/25 entry

  • GCE A-level ABB–BBC.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM with an A-Level at grade C.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Merit with A-Levels grade BB.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points. GCSE English equivalent SL 5 or HL 4 and Mathematics SL 4 or HL 4.
  • Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level.
  • T levels : Merit overall

A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

Brunel University London is committed to raising the aspirations of our applicants and students. We will fully review your UCAS application and, where we’re able to offer a place, this will be personalised to you based on your application and education journey.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.

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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 entry


£9,250 full-time

£1,385 placement year


£19,430 full-time

£1,385 placement year

Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. International fees will increase annually, by no more than 5% or RPI (Retail Price Index), whichever is the greater.

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of undergraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

Please refer to the scholarships pages to view discounts available to eligible EU undergraduate applicants.

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Teaching and Learning

How the course will be delivered

Required equipment

How you'll learn on your course

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Assessment and feedback

You’ll be assessed by a combination of different types of coursework and exams, coursework that provide you with varied ways to demonstrate your learning as well as develop useful skills. In your final year, you will produce a final dissertation on a subject of your choice under the guidance of a dissertation supervisor. 

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.