Date:February 05, 2014

Course Structure – Oxford

Please see below for a more detailed overview of the Oxford Geography course.


1st year
CoursesFour core courses are taken:

  • Earth systems processes
  • Human geography
  • Geographical controversies
  • Geographical Techniques
Assessment First University examinations:
Four written papers plus practical notebooks
2nd and 3rd year
CoursesGeographical Research (core course)Foundational courses(two chosen)

  • Space, place and society
  • Earth system dynamics
  • Environmental geography

Options (three chosen):

  • Options currently offered include:
  • African societies:
    • Options currently offered include:
    • geographies of development and inequality
    • Biogeography, biodiversity and conservation
    • Climate change impacts and adaptation
    • Climate change and variability
    • Contemporary India
    • Desert landscapes and dynamics
    • European integration
    • Forensic geography
    • Geographies of finance
    • Heritage, science and conservation
    • Northlands, peoples and politics; Spaces of politics
    • Transport and mobilities.
Assessment Final University examinations:
Three written core papers; three written optional papers;
three pieces of submitted work on the chosen optional subjects;  fieldwork report;  dissertation (weighted as two papers)