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Undergraduate study

Geography is one of the most exciting subjects to study at university. We live in an interdependent world caught up in chains of events which span the globe. We depend upon an increasingly fragile physical environment, whose complex interactions require sophisticated analysis and sensitive management. These issues present intellectual and practical challenges of the first importance and they are amongst the central problems of modern geography.


Geography at Cambridge - course guide

Undergraduate Studies in Geography is one of the largest single-honours Departments of Geography in Britain: about 100 undergraduates are admitted each year.

Geography at Cambridge involves undergraduates in a wide range of lectures, practical classes and field courses, organised around a three-year course, with an examination at the end of each year.

Open Days

Open Days - 3rd & 4th July 2014

Each summer we hold Open Days, at which we welcome students considering applying to read Geography at Cambridge.

This year's open days will be on Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th July 2014.

Cambridge Geography ranked best degree by the Guardian University Guide

Cambridge Geography ranked best degree by the Guardian University Guide

The Guardian University Guide has once again given top place to the Geography Degree at Cambridge for 2015.

Undergraduates at Trinity College

College events

Trinity College Geography Essay Prize (Deadline for applications: 30th June 2014): Trinity College is for the second year running a Geography Essay Prize, an annual competition for Year 12 / Lower 6th students in UK schools. The aims of the Prize are to encourage talented students with an interest in Geography to think creatively about the discipline. The competition carries a first prize of £600 and a second prize of £400 (to be split evenly between the applicant and their school) and prize winners will be invited to lunch at the College. Further details are available on the Trinity College Admissions website.


Geography at Cambridge - YouTube video

Field trips

Field trips

Fieldwork forms an integral part of the Cambridge Geography experience. Read more ...

Student profiles

Student profiles

See what a few of our students have to say about Geography at Cambridge. Read more ...


Cambridge University Geographical Society

CUGS (Cambridge University Geographical Society) is the student-run society for Geography students at the University of Cambridge.

CUGS puts on a number of events and socials during the year for all members. The society also awards financial grants to assist its members with funding travel each year.


Contact us

If you have any enquiries about undergraduate study in the Department, please do get in touch.