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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Human & social geography
Student score
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Typical offer : AAB to include Geography , if including a science subject a pass in the practical element is required. General Studies is excluded for entry. The University Of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A levels will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer , conditional on achieving an A grade in the EPQ. Where the EPQ is taken, the typical offer will be ABB to include A Level Geography

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer : Pass with an overall minimum score of 34 points to include a minimum of 17 points at a higher level : including a minimum score of 5 in higher level Geography.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

Our BA Geography degree provides students with a highly transferable set of skills and an understanding of the complexities of our world. Learn how economic, social and cultural processes affect health and wellbeing, human-environment relations, and the market-economy. Explore the similarities, differences and challenges of people living across our inter-connected planet, using tools such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The overseas field course is an important milestone in developing your skills as a researcher, giving you the opportunity to undertake human geographical research in international cities. Further optional overseas field courses allow you to hone these skills in the diverse and unique environments that European and South East Asian locations offer. Your future employability is a key priority for us throughout your studies. Our graduates work in a range of careers including public policy, teaching, environmental consultancy, financial services, retail, marketing, town-planning, GIS related and government advisory roles.


You will develop a broad understanding of both physical and human geography during your first year and take part in a local one-week field course, exploring the socio-economic landscapes of Southampton and their connection to the physical environment. Year two involves a balance of core and optional modules. You will attend a specialist field trip to study the urban landscape of a European city. The individual research project in years two and three forms a major part of the degree programme. Involving personal fieldwork or documentary research in the UK or abroad, the project enables you to pursue your own particular interests in depth. Year three addresses advanced, cutting-edge issues in geography, while the field option explores the production of urban space in 20th century Europe.

University of Southampton

The campus

The University of Southampton is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock creative potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy. Did you know...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is Chair of Computer Science here.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 98%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
52% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
351 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
0% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
You want to take a classic subject that is ideally suited for the 21st Century jobs market? Try geography! There are two options for geography studies: this one is the human and social geography side (there is also an option for physical geography, a more science-based degree). There is a shortage of social science graduates with really good maths skills, and graduates from these disciplines who have them are in demand from modern industry. An ability to combine good data handling skills with good communication and social skills will really help start your career, and that's something a geography degree with a good stats component can really bring to the jobs market. That's why unemployment rates for the degree are much lower than average, and geography graduates from 2015 were twice as likely than graduates as a whole to be working in the business and finance industry, and average starting salaries were well above the national average. So if you take this subject, be sure to take your maths and stats modules, and keep your options open!
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