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Geography, BSc (Hons), Heriot-Watt University

the United Kingdom

Heriot-Watt University

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BSc (Hons)Full-time4 yearsSeptemberGBP 9250GBP 14200

About Geography, BSc (Hons) - at Heriot-Watt University

Studying Geography at Heriot-Watt covers human geography, physical geography, social policy, economics and modern studies. It combines theory and practical work drawn from these main subject areas to create an inherently interesting and broadly defined university degree.

Geography is a subject which holds the key to our future. Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future.

Michael Palin

Our Geography BSc focuses on physical geography studying the processes that shape the natural environment, including hydrology, geology and geomorphology.

We are still accepting applications for September 2018.

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid by SAAS£9,250£14,200

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB or BBBBC
  • A-Levels ABC or BBB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • HNC A in graded unit
  • HND BB in graded unit

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB, plus BBC at Higher
  • A-Levels ABB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points
  • HNC A in graded unit
  • HND BB in graded unit

Additional information

For all years, applications are welcomed from holders of nonschool qualifications and mature candidates. All EU and overseas candidates will require an IELTS overall grade 6.0 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 5.5 or equivalent.

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