Each course is focused on providing you with an in-depth knowledge of your area of study. There is an emphasis on practical research and geographical skills that are developed through our fully paid for fieldwork exercises which operate on all of our courses.
BA Single Honours Geography - L700
- Typical offer:
AAA with no Geography or relevant social science
AAB with Geography or a social science
Human Geography is based on studying a range of social issues in which space, location and environment are at the core. This can range from local and individual issues such as regional identity, all the way up to major worldwide and international phenomena like globalisation.
BSc Single Honours Geography - F800
- Typical offer:
AAB with one science or Geography A Level
ABB with two sciences or Geography and a science
Physical Geography is the study of the processes that underlie past and present changes in our environment. It focuses on a wide range of areas including glacial processes, ocean dynamics and the atmosphere. You will develop key scientific skills used to analyse physical geographical processes.
BA Dual Honours Geography and Planning - LK74
- Typical offer: ABB
This course combines geography with town planning, allowing for those with a view to concentrate on more urban and human geography to add a secondary area of specialism to their degree. Based in the Geography department you will receive your personal tutor from here, whilst the course content will be split evenly between the two subject areas.
We normally expect applicants to offer at least three full A Levels. Typical offers for each course are quoted in terms of your best three GCE A Level grades or equivalent
Normally, at least two grades must be in Acceptable subjects; the third can be in any Acceptable or Acceptable in Combination subject. We may at our discretion decide to allow one A Level grade to be substituted with either 2 AS Level grades or 6 units of the BTEC National Award.
For all applicants, there is a core requirement of at least Grade C in GCSE Mathematics and English. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take a suitable test (details below).
For native speakers of a language other than English who are taking that language at A-level, we will consider that subject as 'Acceptable in Combination'. For the list of Acceptable subjects and Acceptable in Combination subjects, please see the University's Guidance on A Level Subject Requirements at:
Bryony Smith - BSc Geography
"The main thing that attracted me to the course was the ability to choose modules from both BSc and BA. I'm taking a BSc degree, but have actually done a rough 50/50 split in BSc and BA modules. There are certain aspects of human geography that I’m really interested in, especially political geography.
The range of module choices is fantastic. It gives you the ability to tailor your degree so that you study the areas of geography that you are most interested in, and for me means I am learning many different things. The course structure means that Geography students have plenty of time to not only complete their work, but also participate in sports or other activities that you can get involved in at the university.
I have just been on a field trip to California, which you can’t do with many other courses! I’d advise a new student to look into the course and what it offers you; not many universities give the diversity that Geography at Sheffield offers you."