Geography explores the dynamic, complex and related physical and human processes that make the world work. Studying geography will give you the skills to help tackle the world’s biggest issues and to look at places with an expert and critical eye.
Human geographers are interested in how society responds to environmental issues, including the range of different possibilities and perspectives, and understanding how they compete with each other. BA Geography focuses on topics within social science and humanities such as sustainability and development, cities and globalisation and people culture and space.
Here at Hull, you’ll be introduced to geography’s key theoretical ideas and practical approaches. We specialise in tackling the major issues: from globalisation and sustainability to climate change and geohazards.
All our Geography programmes have a common first year in which you’ll get to study human and physical geography and learn geographical skills. In your second and third year in BA Geography, you can continue to do both human and physical geography, or choose to focus on human geography - the choice is yours.
Throughout your course, you'll have many opportunities to learn and apply your knowledge outside of the classroom on field trips. In your second year, you’ll get the chance to do a residential field trip abroad. In recent years, students have gone to locations such as Barcelona, Berlin and Rome. In your third year, there is the option to join the physical geography advanced field trip to Iceland. We consider learning in the field so important that the cost of all core field trips is covered by your course fees.
Teaching on our geography degrees is research-led, skills-based and geared towards employability, and enables you to match your studies to your interests. You’ll get individual academic support throughout your degree and the chance to follow your own research interests in your final-year dissertation.
We also offer a range of modules designed to help you develop professional skills that could help you in your career. You could be undertaking a consultancy project with an external company. You could choose to go into schools to learn about teaching - or you might want to develop your geospatial and modelling skills with GIS.
We were ranked third in the UK for research impact (REF 2014), so you'll be taught by recognised experts who will use their research to introduce you to the cutting edge of emerging geographical arguments.