BA Geography|

UCAS code: L702

Usual standard offer:
A level: grades A A A

International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level

Other qualifications are considered

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Applications 2013:

First year students 2013:

If your interest in geography is mainly in the areas of society, economy and environment and you have no desire to pursue further studies in physical geography, then this broadly based programme should be ideal. Please be aware that not all options are available every year.

First year:

Second year:

Third year:

Please read the following important information before referring to full details of course options found in the Programme Regulations|

The programme regulations available are for the current academic session and may be subject to change before the beginning of the next academic year. For more information about course availability in the next academic session, please contact the relevant academic department. The School reserves the right at all times to withdraw, suspend or alter particular courses and syllabuses, and to alter the level of fees. Courses are on occasion capped (limited to a maximum number of students) or subject to entry conditions requiring the approval of the course convenor. The School cannot guarantee that places on specific courses will be available.

Programme details

First year

You study two core courses, Environment, Economy and Society and Methods in Spatial and Social Analysis, and choose between Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future, Contemporary Europe or Sustainable Development. Environment, Economy and Society provides students with an introduction to Geography at LSE. Methods in Spatial and Social Analysis introduces a range of qualitative and quantitative research approaches and methods used in the construction of contemporary knowledge related to human geography and the environment. Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future focuses on developing an appreciation of the Planet Earth as the home of human societies. Contemporary Europe provides an introduction to society, economy and polity of contemporary Europe. Sustainable Development seeks to understand how the natural world is affected by development decisions. You may select a fourth course from a range of other approved options available at LSE. 

Second and third years

The second year core courses provide a thorough grounding in the key environmental, economic, social and political aspects of the discipline and form the basis for a range of more specialist third year options. In particular, Research Techniques includes a field trip to New York and aims to prepare second year students, who already have some grounding in social science methodology, to undertake individual research projects. Your fourth course may be a geography and environment option, or a course from another department at LSE. 

In the third year you complete your Independent Research Project and take three further geography and environment options.