BA History and Geography

Programme overview

The BA History and Geography gives you the opportunity to study two very different but complementary subjects, with flexibility to tailor a proportion of your studies around your particular interests.

Expertise in History at the Penryn Campus is concentrated in the modern period, approximately from 1600 to the present, incorporating social and cultural history, international and economic history and many geographical areas, including the Far and Middle East, Europe and Britain and the Americas. As you might expect from a programme based in Cornwall, we reflect environmental and ecological approaches to history in our teaching as well as the more traditional cultural, political, social and economic aspects.

Studying Geography at the Penryn Campus will give you the opportunity to cover many of the most important topics relating to geography in the 21st century. You’ll be taught by expert, research-active staff, who together cover a wide range of human and physical geography specialisms ranging from climate change to popular culture. We have strong links with international, national and local research projects including those in the UK and Europe, Antarctica and Australasia, as well as North and South America.

The Penryn Campus presents an intimate and welcoming study environment where you will benefit from excellent student to staff ratios, small tutorial groups and friendly, accessible and supportive staff. Research undertaken at the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) on the Penryn Campus – a £30 million centre leading cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research into solutions to problems of environmental change and enhancing people’s lives by improving their relationship with the environment.