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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge


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Geography at Cambridge is an exciting and multi-disciplinary course, which offers a rich educational experience with wide-ranging topics in both Human and Physical Geography. In the first year, students study two core papers, one in Human Geography (which includes topics such as globalisation, sustainable development and geopolitics) and one in Physical Geography (which includes topics such as tectonics and volcanism, glacial processes and Quaternary climate change). After the first year, students can choose to either specialise in Human or Physical Geography, or maintain a balance across the subject as a whole. More information about the course can be found on the University website

Geography at Murray Edwards College 

We aim to admit around five new undergraduate students in Geography each year. We encourage students to solve problems by working in groups as well as independently, to develop their own ideas and to think critically. Murray Edwards students often choose overseas topics for their Part II dissertations and spend much of the long vacation at the end of their second year in populated or remote, wet or dry, hot or cold parts of our planet. In College, we organise an annual Murray Edwards College Geography Dissertation Conference where third years present their own research findings. We also host the Annual Geography Dinner and end of year dinner. The student-run Geography Society offers other events and activities throughout the year.

Typical offer
A Level: A*AA 
IB: 42, 776 

Required subjects
No specific subjects are required. 

Admissions Assessment
Murray Edwards Geography applicants are not required to take either a pre-registered or Cambridge College registered assessment. 

Written work
Geography applicants are not asked to submit written work to the College.

Read the Q&A with our Director of Studies for Geography.

Academic and teaching staff

  • Bye Fellow in Geography; Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
  • Professorial Fellow in Geography; Director of Studies
  • Bye Fellow in Geography