Human Geography

You can be one of the next generation of geographers preparing to address the challenges facing the modern world. Expand your theoretical knowledge and develop practical field, research, and work-related skills. Extend beyond the traditional foundations of Geography and address contemporary social and environmental issues.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Human Geography

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 year UoK International Foundation Programme + 3 years degree


Pathways Available

International Foundation Year


Start Dates

January | September

Degree Overview

Examine why the world is changing so quickly and how these changes affect the environment, cultures and economies at local, national and global levels. This course equips you with the skills required for a career in business, government agencies, NGOs, education, and development.

Develop the skills and knowledge employers are looking for: analytical writing, presentations, team work, and leadership. Strengthen your competence as a geographer through field work and analytical tools such as geographic information systems and remote sensing imagery. Tailor your degree to pursue your specialists interest by adding “wild” modules from other schools.

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Additional Costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the university over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Geography and Environmental Studies at Kent was ranked 1st in the UK for research output in the Times Higher Education (REF 2021).

Access state-of-the-art study resources including an ecology laboratory, a field trials area, conservation genetics laboratories, a visual anthropology room and an ethnobiology laboratory.

Apply your learning on field trips in the UK and continental Europe. (Optional and residential trips may require support funding from attendees.)

Your Pathways

The IFY will prepare you for the first year of your undergraduate degree. It’s made up of several core and subject-specific modules that will give you a greater understanding of your chosen subject area. The skills you develop through this programme will help you in your chosen degree, in your future career, and in all aspects of life.

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