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BA/BSc Geography International

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Our BA/BSc Geography International is a four-year Programme that involves you spending the third year of your degree studying abroad.

Geography is a cosmopolitan discipline and our International Programme gives you the best possible opportunity to explore this. The primary purpose of the Programme is to provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself for an extended period in a foreign academic environment. This immersion provides you with first-hand experience in the different ways discipline of geography is configured globally, as well as an opportunity to learn about and experience life in another country. The first two years of the Programme are spent at UCL following the same curriculum as students on the three years honours Programme. The third year is spent abroad at a host university. Students then return to complete their final year at UCL.

The Geography Department is involved in exchanges with over 20 institutions in 11 countries. Exchanges include the University of California, University of Washington, University of British Columbia, National University of Singapore, Waseda University, University of Sydney, University of Western Australia, Sorbonne Paris, University of Amsterdam, Free University Berlin, University of Potsdam, Lund University, and University of Barcelona. Students apply for exchange placements based on their academic focus, language ability and previous academic achievement.

The courses you take when you are overseas vary, but all build on the areas of geographical interest you have already been developing whilst at UCL. Whilst you are away, your studies will be supported by regular contact with an academic tutor in our department who oversees the international exchange programme. One of the ways in which your success on this course is evaluated is through an online academic blog in which you will be required to post entries to your tutor that show you are using this opportunity to the full in terms of developing your understanding of geographical issues and what it is to study geography in a different environment.

We are passionate about doing great geography research at UCL and we want to give you the chance to do your own whilst you are here. Read more about our Dissertation Projects, and some of the award-winning work our students have produced.

Applications for Undergraduate Programmes at UCL should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Please ensure you’ve read the guidelines and entry requirements for the Programme you wish to apply for before submitting your application. You can return to the Undergraduate Programme page, if you wish to revisit the Programme overview and entry requirements.

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If you have any further queries about our Undergraduate Programmes, you can email geog.office@ucl.ac.uk. Please do read all the information online before contacting us as you may find the answer to your question online.

What our students say...

“When I graduate I hope to work in sustainable agriculture and food systems research, perhaps a PhD. Geography is such an interdisciplinary and wide-ranging subject, I feel comfortable with processing and producing materials from sociology, philosophy, psychology to natural sciences and statistics. I imagine that will be useful in whichever career I choose in the end.”
Helene Schulze
BA Geography International