What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Geography at A Level grade B required. Geography at grade B.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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£9,000
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
Our world-leading academic staff carry out research across the UK, Europe and the USA but also in the rainforests of Liberia, the Andean mountains of Colombia, the shanty towns of Mozambique and the sand dunes of the Namib Desert. You can specialise in either human or physical geography from the beginning, or, on our most popular degree, develop a mix of both human and physical geography. Our courses are flexible and student-centred, allowing you to follow your interests within geography and in other related subjects across the University. Research opportunities and training are central to your experience with us and you will be able to collect and analyse your own data on one of our field trips to Naples, Almeria in Spain, Berlin and the island of Crete, as well as in our teaching laboratories. We offer award-winning teaching and innovative, problem-solving assessment methods, as well as practical skills development.
Year 1: Fundamental principles of human and physical geography; Optional Modules: European integration; geology; soil science; land planning and development; a language; law; management. Year 2: Philosophy and methodology in geography; field class; team projects; career development skills. Optional Modules - Seven of: Geographies of development; economic geography; geomorphological hazards; applied biogeography; environmental change; urban geography; historical geography; resources and the environment; energy resources; water resources; soil and environment; hydrological processes; approved module from another department. Year 3: Dissertation. Optional Modules: Glacial and periglacial geomorphology; dryland environments; water quality problems and management; ice sheets and climate change; sustainable development; tourism in the third world; mountain environments; managing environmental change
The University of Reading is based on the beautiful Whiteknights campus and is perfectly situated with excellent links around the country. Firm choice applicants are guaranteed a place in halls, all with individual character. The Students' Union has a good working relationship with the University and hosts the largest entertainment venue in the area plus the UK's largest SU shop.
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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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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