An image of the earth at night, showing lights in densely populated areas,


All societies rely on their relationships with each other and on the physical environment. Increasingly these are fragile interdependencies presenting intellectual and practical challenges of the highest priority which are central to the problems of modern Geography.

The Cambridge geography course is one of the most diverse undergraduate degrees. It emphasises the interactions between the human and physical sides of the discipline and consequently requires both breadth of ability and flexibility of approach. As an undergraduate geographer, you’d be encouraged to engage actively in the intellectual and practical challenges of the subject. During your first and second years, you’d be required to study both physical and human geography, but you can specialise in the third year if you wish.

Full details are provided on the Department of Geography website, and summarised in the University Undergraduate Prospectus.

Geography at Churchill

If you’re interested in both the human and physical sides of Geography, we’d be keen to encourage you to apply. Churchill takes up to five Geography students each year. Dr Alice Reid is our Director of Studies (DoS) and there is one other Geography Fellow. This lets us get to know you and focus on your development as an individual.

During your first year, supervisions would be organised by your DoS. In your second and third years, supervisions would be organised by the Department. Churchill’s library is well stocked with a range of books for geographers, and the Department has its own library with an extensive holding of books and journals. With a lively and supportive community of geographers Churchill boasts an active society that holds regular talks and dinners.


For more information and for all admissions enquiries, please contact the Admissions Office.

Admissions Office

Image: Earth’s City Lights © NASA