What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers93%
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
One reason we are among the largest and most popular geography schools in the country is that we treat you as a geographer. This means we give you options to study both physical and human geography. We understand you may have a mixture of interests, from social to scientific, and we provide the opportunity for you to study them all. The research-led teaching on our flexible degree course ensures an inspirational and enquiry-based learning environment in the classroom, lab and field. You will graduate as a highly employable, independent global citizen with a broad range of transferable skills.
Year 1 core: contemporary human geography; earth and ecological systems; global environmental issues; tutorials, it skills and field course; mapping the midlands and physical environments of birmingham; physical environment of Birmingham.
Steeped in history the University of Birmingham has a community campus vibe whilst being on the doorstep to the centre of the UK's second city. And because all students studying at Birmingham become automatic members of the Guild of Students you'll have many chances to develop skills outside of study, have fun, and meet like-minded people.
How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Lectures / seminars||22%||19%||28%|
- 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
Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area