The college normally three candidates each year for Geography. Geography is a diverse discipline that bridges the arts and social and natural sciences, providing a broad education and addressing pressing issues including environmental change, regional and global inequalities and the transformation of global economy and culture. Students obtain a coherent view of the rapidly changing world and the ways in which society influences and is influenced by it. Regent’s typically admits two or three students in Geography each year.
Students’ course of study is organised by Dr. Lorraine Wild, who teaches the compulsory human geography parts of the course, and Dr. Ash Parton, who teaches the equivalent in physical geography.
Are applicants required to submit written work?
No, written work is no longer required.
Do I need to sit a test?
Yes – please see ox.ac.uk/tsa for more details.
Who are the main tutors on the course?
The course of study is organized by Dr Ash Parton and Dr Lorraine Wild. Dr Parton teaches the compulsory part of the course on physical geography and Dr Wild the equivalent on human geography. Optional subjects are generally taught by tutors in other colleges.
How are students in Geography mainly taught?
Geography at Oxford is a departmentally- organized subject and geographers at Regent’s have full access to the facilities provided in the School of Geography and the Environment (SOGE), located on South Parks Road. The School is also responsible for the provision of field courses undertaken both in the UK and abroad.
What can a first year student expect to study?
Tutorials in Earth System Processes, Human Geography, Geographical Controversies and Geographical Techniques.
What do the students say?
“Regent’s takes around 3 Geography students each year, and with only 9 geographers in the whole college, we make a very close knit family despite being widely integrated into the whole undergraduate body.”
“Regent’s is also ideally placed for Geography being located around a 5-10 minute walk away from the Geography department, and a 2 minute walk away from the Radcliffe Science Library (where the majority of books for the course are located) – allowing us to pretty much roll straight out of bed 15 minutes before a 9am lecture and still get there on time! Additionally, majority of core textbooks can be found in the College’s own library.”