What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
It is highly recommended for candidates to have Geography to A-level.
Students with Scottish qualifications would usually be expected to have AAAAB or AAAAA in Scottish Highers, supplemented by two or more Advanced Highers. The University currently sets conditional offers that require AAB if a student is able to take three Advanced Highers; where this is not possible then a student would be expected to achieve AA in two Advanced Highers, as well as an A grade in an additional Higher course taken in Year 6.
Including core points. At Higher Level 7 6 6.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers26%
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
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The Oxford Geography degree focuses on the interrelationships between society and the physical and human environment. Students are introduced to the full range of geographical topics in the foundational courses, which they can then follow up in more detail in the optional papers. There is considerable emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches in the course, with opportunities to explore the cross-fertilisation between Geography and other disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, history, political science, economics, earth sciences and biology. The facilities available are among the best in the country, notably: The Radcliffe Science Library, which holds a geography collection of over 107,000 volumes and has subscriptions to more than 200 journals; Well-equipped Geolabs for practical physical courses and individual research projects.
Year 1: Background in physical and human geography; techniques used in geography; ideas in geography (writings of 19th- and 20th-century authors); options from: geology; ethnology; exploration and partition of Africa 1788-1914; political history 1919-45; plant ecology; sociology; computing. Years 2 and 3: Dissertation (includes practical work and study in the field); geographical environment (mutual relationship of people and environment); geographical methods (current theories in geography, methods of spatial analysis); UK and France (geographical divisions, changes, environmental problems); 2 options from list including: climatology; landforms; quaternary environments; biogeography; arid and semi-arid environments; urban geography; social geography; historical geography (England 1650-1800); economic geography; rural geography; regional geography. Fieldwork: regular courses in Oxford area; Easter vacation work in British Isles or on continent.
There's a reason why Oxford is the world's most famous university, and it's not because of the nice old buildings or pretty countryside. It's not even because we wrote the English dictionary. It's because you'll find here the best academics, widest range of resources and the finest cohort of fellow students anywhere in the world. Oxford students come from more than 140 countries.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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