Geography BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Geography BSc (Hons)

Studying geography at Heriot-Watt covers human geography, physical geography, social policy, economics and modern studies. It combines theory and practical work drawn from these main subject areas to create an inherently interesting and broadly defined university degree.

Our Geography BSc focuses on physical geography, studying the processes that shape the natural environment including hydrology, geology and geomorphology. You will develop field work skills in surveying, mapping and site assessment with field work and site visits as a key strand in your learning. We are ran...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

4 Years

Start Date

08/09/2025

Campus

Edinburgh Campus

Course Address
Riccarton
Edinburgh
EH14 4AS

Application Details

Course Code

3K30

Institution Code

H24

Points of Entry

Year 1, Year 2, Year 3

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

Not Accepted

Scottish Higher

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

For entry to Year 2: A total of 34 points is required.

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

DMM

in a relevant subject for entry to Year 1. For entry to Year 2: DDM in a relevant subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

It is also a requirement of every applicant to have English and Mathematics at a minimum of National 5 Grade C or GCSE Grade C or 4 (or equivalent)

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B

plus Highers AABB for entry to Year 2.

Scottish HNC

Pass

HNC with B in graded unit for entry to Year 1. For Year 2 entry: HNC with A in graded unit.

Scottish HND

Pass

For Year 2 entry: HND with BB in graded units. For Year 3 entry: HND in relevant subject with AB in graded units.

Foundation Apprenticeship (SCQF Level 6)

Pass

We accept Foundation Apprenticeships in combination with other qualifications such as SQA Highers and Advanced Highers.

A level

B,B,C

A,B,B

For entry to Year 2: ABB

T Level

We will consider T Levels as suitable for entry to our degree programmes, however, certain subject requirements may be required for entry to specific programmes. Where this is not evident as part of the T Level studies, we may ask for additional qualifications.

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Fees and funding

Scotland £1,820
England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland £9,250
EU, International £19,744

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