What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Preferred subject: Geography
6,5,5 at Higher Level
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers94%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Outstanding, state-of-the-art facilities for both human and physical geography, and some of the most modern research amenities of any department in the country. The Geography Department is consistently ranked highly and many members of academic staff are acknowledged as international experts in their field. Our tutorial system supports your academic and pastoral needs. Fieldwork is a vital part of the Geography degrees at Royal Holloway. All students will have a chance to experience and learn about different geographical environments in both the UK and overseas. Choose from a wide range of optional course units, so that you can build the study content that matches your interests.
Year 2 options: geographical techniques; geographical field training students; environmental systems: processes and sustainability; geomorphology; environmental change; biogeography; political geography; cities (economies and societies); cultural geographies; perspectives on development. Year 3 options: independent dissertation; defending coastal and wetland environments; savannahs; landscapes and environmental change; conservation biogeography; rivers and landscape; arid Africa; Holocene rivers and society; china (climate change, tectonics and people); people and the ice age; humans and climate change; mammals in a changing world; regeneration and urban policy; modernity and the city; geographies of commodities; exploration, science and the making of geography; geopolitics on film; geographies of home; south Africa: region in transition; gender and development in Latin America; geographies of mobility; cultures of time and space; fair trade and ethical consumption.
Royal Holloway has one of the most beautiful campus settings in the UK - including the historic Founder's building at the centre of student life and modern academic and social facilities all within easy reach of London. Beyond the buildings there are acres of woodland and open spaces. Over 2,600 Royal Holloway students participate in 100 clubs and societies offered by the students' union.
How you'll spend your time
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|Lectures / seminars||17%||24%||14%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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