Geography MA (Hons) 2021 entry
The BSc (Hons) in Geography explores a fascinating range of important environmental and international phenomena including glaciers and ice ages; climate and weather; oceans; peatlands; environmental change and management; population change, migration and border politics; development and geopolitical conflict; socio-spatial inequalities (widening gaps in wealth, health and wellbeing). It provides an exciting challenge to those who wish to think critically and creatively about the world around them and understand the interaction of environmental systems and human activity.
Geography is available as both a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and a Master of Arts (MA) degree. The content of the subjects is the same irrespective of Faculty. Students who have a background in the arts or who wish to study Geography alongside Art subjects at St Andrews should apply for the MA. For those interested in studying Geography alongside Science subjects, the BSc in Geography may be of interest instead. The entry requirements are the same for all single Honours Geography degrees, and the chance of receiving an offer is the same for each of these degrees.
The MA in Geography are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2020 as 92.7% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University has secured a TEF Gold Award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
The School of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews was ranked fifth in the UK in the recent Research Excellence Framework 2014.
Joint Honours degrees
You can take Geography as part of a joint Honours degree alongside one of the following subjects.
You can take Geography as part of a "with" Honours degree in which the majority of the course deals with the first named subject.
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