What will I learn?

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and focuses on urban, social, cultural and tourism geographies. York is a fascinating city with a thriving tourist industry, meaning it is an ideal location to study these exciting areas of geographical interest. You will get the opportunity to study a broad range of key geographical themes including landscape, place, spatial variation and inequality which are integrated throughout the programme.On this course you won’t be confined to the classroom, from the start you'll actively engage with the environments and issues we investigate through fieldwork. You will be applying your knowledge to the real world across a variety of places, spaces and landscapes – from exploring the city on your doorstep to developing your own research on residential field trips in the UK and abroad. Field trips are great fun, but this real-world experience is also integral to your study, which is why the costs of participation are covered by your course fees. They allow you to develop a range of technical skills, deepen your understanding through first-hand experience and gain confidence in your abilities as an independent researcher.The transferable skills that you will gain on this course will make you employable for positions in tourism management, heritage management, urban regeneration and many other sectors. You'll learn to analyse geographical data and critically interpret landscapes, as well as designing and implementing your own research projects. You will also gain skills such as communication, team-working, problem-solving and time-management, which are applicable to an even wider range of careers.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,750.00 (US$ 17,549) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2022


Main Site

Lord Mayor's Walk,


YO31 7EX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To qualify for this programme you will need: High School Diploma plus SATS 3.0 GPA or higher and one of the following: 1180 in the SAT, or 2 APs with a 3 or higher, or at least 24 in the ACT. Foundation: High School Diploma plus SATS 2.6 GPA or higher and one of the following: 1100 in the SAT, or at least 20 in the ACT. IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component), TOEFL iBT Overall score of 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 20), other forms of TOEFL are not acceptable.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.