Studying geography BSc at King's enables you to examine some of the key issues facing the world today, including climate change, environmental degradation, the conservation of nature, natural hazards and sustainable development.
Our Geography BSc course offers an exciting course of study covering Physical Geography, the Environment, Geocomputation and Spatial Analysis as well as interactions with Development, Urban and Cultural Geography. In your first year you will have a field trip to Spain, followed by a choice of week-long international trips in your second year. You will gain advanced analytical and technical skills that can be applied to understanding a range of real world issues through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials together with workshops, laboratory sessions and international field trips. You will be taught by leading experts and have the opportunity to use London as your laboratory.
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Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
Based in one of the largest geography departments in the UK, our Geography BSc course combines lectures, seminars and tutorials together with workshops, laboratory sessions and field trips. We will provide frequent opportunities to process, combine and discuss what you have learned in small groups and one-to-one sessions with academic staff.
Your study in the first year will comprise a range of interdisciplinary 15 and 30-credit modules totalling 120 credits. In the second term you will be able to choose whether to continue on the BA and BSc programme of study for the rest of your degree, depending on your choice of programme you will take either Geographical Foundations II: Challenges of the Modern World or The Changing Natural Environment II. The BSc pathway offers study modules that include Physical Geography, Geocomputation Remote Sensing and GIS, Environmental Change and the interaction of humans and the environment.
The final year also includes a required dissertation, known as the Independent Geographical Study, which is based on individual research in an area of your choice, supervised by a discipline specialist. Working and studying at the leading edge of research are considered essential components of a strong Geography degree and employers value the evidence of analytical and communications skills that a good dissertation demonstrates.
Geography BSc will provide opportunities for you to follow your own interests whilst being taught the core of the discipline in different fields. You will also learn advanced analytical and technical skills and apply them to understanding a range of real-world issues.
The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently
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King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.
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