Geography BA (Hons)

Course Overview - Geography BA (Hons)

Looking to tackle real-world challenges, from climate change to conflict and social inequalities? Studying this research-led degree in human geography will help you develop the necessary skills and experience you’ll need for a broad range of employment opportunities.

Our flexible study programme at one of the world’s leading centres for geographical research puts you in control.

The Geography BA course begins with a broad foundation, during which you are introduced to both human and physical geography.

In the second and third years, our modules lead progre...

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Course Information

Study Mode



3 Years

Start Date



Durham City

Course Address
Palatine Centre
United Kingdom

Application Details

Course Code


Institution Code


Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level


Specific subjects excluded for entry: General Studies and Critical Thinking.

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher


Departments will normally make offers based on Advanced Highers. In the absence of 3 Advanced Highers, where these are not offered by the applicant’s school, offers comprising of Advanced Highers and Highers or a number of Highers may be made on a case by case basis.

Access to HE Diploma


We require 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


General information on subjects/grades required for entry: To include 6, 6, 6 from Higher Level subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


Plus subject-specific A Levels where required.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)


OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma


Scottish Advanced Higher


To include one Science subject, which can include Geography.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal


Extended Project

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

T Level

At Durham we welcome applications from students of outstanding achievement and potential from all educational backgrounds.  We will consider applicants studying T level qualifications for entry to many of our courses. Where a course requires subject specific knowledge and this is not covered within the T level being studied, you may need to supplement your T level studies with a suitable qualification to meet this requirement, for example at A level.  Where this is needed this will be clearly stated in our entry requirements. Detailed entry requirements can be found on individual course entries on our courses database

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Fees and funding

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland £9,250
EU, International £28,250

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