Geography is one of the natural sciences; it studies the Earth, its natural and human-caused features and factors. Geography connects human studies and natural studies - it is subdivided in social and physical geography.
Undergraduate study program in Geography usually lasts from three to four years, graduate study programs - from one to two years. The curriculum consists of lectures, seminars and practical lessons, students also need to write a dissertation during the final year of study.
Geography is a rather diverse discipline. so after a year of basic courses, students can choose their specialization.
A study program in Geography usually includes a lot of fieldwork.
Those who wish to apply for one of the undergraduate Geography study programs, need to hold high grades in Geography area. Additional requirements depend on the chosen study program, for example, those who apply for one of the study programs in social geography, need to demonstrate academic background in social sciences, such as sociology and political sciences. Sometimes high grades in Physics, Biology or Mathematics are required.
International students whose native language is not English need to prove language proficiency, since most of the programs you can find on our website are taught in English. Universities usually accept the results of TOEFL, IELTS or other equivalent language tests.
International applicants should also meet specific visa requirements of the country they have chosen for their future education. Sometimes universities help successful candidates with receiving the student visa.
According to QS Top Universities Ranking by Subject, the best university holding Geography undergraduates and graduate study programs in Geography and related disciplines is University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Further information about this university, including the list of study programs and entry requirements for international applicants can be found in the university’s profile on our website.
The list of other world best universities hosting Geography programs include University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of California Berkeley, University of British Columbia, University of Columbia Los Angeles, Durham University, University College London, University of Toronto, Australian National University.