• UCAS Code: L700 BA/G
  • Campus Code: 4
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Places per year: 1-2

We know that some of the most pressing issues facing the globe in the 21st century are complex and interwoven: from environmental crisis to unprecedented migration flows; from international development to the nature of global urbanism. Geographers, with expertise across the natural and social sciences, are at the vanguard of confronting these issues. The Geography Department at Cambridge – celebrating its centennial year in 2019 – has always led global geographical debate, whether through its path-breaking work on polar ice sheets, its world-leading research into concerns of international development, its climate modelling or recent studies of the nature of citizenship in urban slums or in the wake of violent conflict.

Course Overview

All societies rely on relationships with each other and the physical environment. Increasingly these are fragile interdependences presenting intellectual and practical challenges. Our Geography course tackles these issues from a broad base, but also allows you to specialise.

Course options vary widely: from physical geography of the ocean world to cultural and historical geographies of Britain, Europe and developing countries. These diverse papers all contribute to the development of geographical theories and methods, and the course is a rewarding and exciting programme, representative of the importance and substance of the modern discipline of Geography.

How You Learn

The Department of Geography will act as a focus for your intellectual development, and is a friendly, open and relaxed place, in which you will be part of a vibrant and encouraging community of undergraduates, graduates and University officers.

Besides lectures and small-group teaching, the Department organises laboratory work, field classes and seminars. Fieldwork is an important part of the course and there are one-day trips organised as well as week-long residential courses held in the Easter and summer vacations, outside mainland Britain. You will be given every opportunity to mix with students and teachers from other colleges, in addition to the contacts you make at Trinity Hall.

Typical Offer Conditions




41-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level


See the University’s Entrance Requirements page

Subject Requirements 





Written Work


Admissions Assessment