Lucy Cavendish has a small but committed Geography community, comprising around twelve Bachelors, MPhil, and PhD students.

The BA in Geography is a broad-ranging degree, spanning globalisation, environmental economics, ecology, coastal geomorphology, and cultural differences (amongst other topics), whilst retaining stress on field work. Geography graduates go on to careers in a variety of sectors, including industry and commerce, planning, social work, environmental management, conservation, and the media.

Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Director of Studies

Dr Tom Spencer

Course Requirements

There are no subject-specific entrance requirements for Geography and we have in the past accepted applicants with a range of British and international qualifications. Some prior formal study of Geography is desirable, but not essential. Grounding in the humanities may be helpful for those with an interest in human or historical geography; grounding in Mathematics and/or a pure science useful for those with an interest in physical or environmental geography.

See the general Entrance Requirements and FAQ for more information about our academic conditions. You can also contact our Admissions Office with queries.

Admissions Assessment

Applicants to Lucy Cavendish will not be required to sit a pre-interview assessment.  Applicants invited for interview will be asked to sit a written assessment on the day of their interviews. This assessment will last no longer than one hour, and will be similar in content and format to the assessment used by other colleges, prior to interview. Specifications can be found in the Entry Requirements section here.