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Human Geography BA Hons

What will you study?

Human Geography is a social science concerned with the actions, interactions and spatial patterns of people, rather than those of the physical world. It enables you to focus on diverse areas of human and environmental geography.

Options available throughout your degree include Communicating Geography; Africa: Geographies of Transformation; Environment and Society; Geographies of Political Economy and Contested Spaces of New York City.

This specialist degree combines tutorials, lectures, fieldwork and a dissertation. To build real-world knowledge and skills which you can apply in your career, we also offer you the opportunity to undertake practical work overseas.

Where could it take you?

Human Geography sets you in good stead for diverse careers- from government and public sector conservation, research or environmental work through to private sector industries including finance, management, journalism and town planning. Many of our graduates also go on to teaching and research at Masters and PhD levels.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2014:

A-level: AAB including Geography or a cognate subject. We normally expect three A-levels

General Studies: Not accepted

Preference: A-levels

Key skills: Not included in offer

GCSE: English and Mathematics (grade C in each)

Scottish Highers: ABBBB

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc: 35 pts overall with 16 pts from best three HL courses

BTEC: DDD/DDM

Mature students: Applications welcomed; you may be offered a place after interview even without the usual qualifications.Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

IELS: 6.5

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:

AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a£1,000 Bursary,a£1,000 Fee Waiverand a£1,000 Accommodation Discountin the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.

Please note that the National Scholarship Programme is currently under review. An update on the support available, as part of the National Scholarship programme, will be available by Monday 16 December 2013.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.