Why Study Geography at Aberdeen?
We run a modular system, so you have the flexibility to follow a Single Honours Degree with plenty of choice and diversity, or to study Geography as part of a Joint Honours Degree with another subject. To a large extent you can shape your own degree, to suit your particular interests and career plans.
You can choose between studying Geography as either a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Master of Arts (MA) degree programme. Both can be taken as four-year Honours degrees, or three-year Designated degree programmes. The main difference between the BSc and MA programmes is in the subsidiary subjects taken alongside Geography. For the BSc these will be mainly science subjects, while MA students will take subsidiary courses in the humanities and social sciences.
All of our teaching is research-led, delivered by staff who are actively investigating some of the most important problems facing the world today – problems with social and environmental dimensions which geographical knowledge can help us understand and resolve. This ensures that our courses are current, exciting and reflect the cutting edge of Geographical Research.
Need more reasons to study Geography at Aberdeen? Our graduates have an excellent record of going on to successful Careers beyond university. Our students and staff run a vibrant Geography Society, with regular events all year including the legendary Annual Geography Ball. And all of this is hosted within the University of Aberdeen's King's Campus, with its beautiful historic buildings and state-of-the-art facilities, including the New Library and Olympic Standard Sports Village.
This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).