Undergraduate
BA (Hons) Geography

University College Cork

Course Overview


"Geography is the study of earth as the home of people."  Yi-Fu Tuan.

Geographers examine the cultures, economies, societies, physical landscapes and environments of the Earth using a unique combination of the humanities, social and natural sciences. We view the Earth, its inhabitants and the processes that form and transform the world we live in using a spatial perspective. This particularly geographical way of looking at the world allows for an inter-disciplinary exploration of processes operating in specific places. As a student of geography, you will learn to view the world using this geographical lens. Geographers examine geographical processes in a variety of thematic areas within geography including landscape, heritage, migration, culture, food, tourism, environment, economy, cities, climate, geomorphology and development.”

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

36 Months Full-time (3 Years)


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

Study abroad: If you are studying through the BA International, you will spend Year 3 studying at one of our partner universities abroad. We currently have links with universities in: Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden Mexico, and the USA.
Work placement: If you study through the BA or the BA International, you will have the opportunity to avail of a work placement in Year 2.


Application Closing Date

September

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 12,500

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Geographers develop a unique spatial perspective on social, cultural, environmental and physical processes.
  • Geography students experience field based learning both nationally and internationally.
  • Geography offers a practical set of skills which can be applied in a wide variety of contexts.
  • Digital skills such as computer cartography, remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems are an important component of Geography.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

  • Leaving Certificate:

At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade requirement of 2*H5 and 4*O6/H7. Applicants will need to meet the following minimum entry requirements:
English: O6/H7
Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: H3
Other Language: O6/H7

  • A-Levels: C C C
  • IB: 26

English Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET): DET score of 120 or better
Please note: Applicants scoring DET 110 or 115 will be required to sit a UCC Language Centre Skills Check before receiving an offer. Applicants presenting with one of these two scores should contact the UG EU Admissions Office directly by emailing admissions@ucc.ie.

UCC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake.

IELTS: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes. 6.5 Minimum individual sections 5.5
TOELF: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes.

  • TOEFL 90: Listening 17; Reading 18; Speaking 20; Writing 17

Pearson PTE Academic: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes. 63 Minimum individual sections 51

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects


Our students acquire technical geographical skills including:
• training in computer cartography and geographical information systems
• remote sensing
• quantitative and qualitative research methods
• social surveys and analysis
• landscape evaluation/planning

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