Emmanuel is an excellent place to study Geography and we like to think of ourselves as being a friendly and welcoming subject even within a friendly and welcoming College.

We are one of the largest Geography colleges, well represented in terms of fellows, students and PhD candidates, and always very supportive of the subject. Emmanuel is centrally located, and conveniently situated very close both to the busy Geography Department in Downing Place and to the Scott Polar Research Institute on Lensfield Road. The College also plays a key role in fostering a sense of community amongst the Geographers, by for instance, supporting induction events for ‘Freshers’ early in the first term, and also through the activities of the Emmanuel Geography Society, such as evenings devoted to “Travellers’ Tales” and “Desserts and Dissertations”; some fancy dress has been known to be involved along the way. These various social and academic events help make the College a fun and productive environment for Geographers. We do at the same time encourage links with other colleges, through shared welcome events, talks, formal dinners, and the occasional trip to the bowling alley and the bargain Chinese buffet.

Emmanuel also provides funding to assist geographers with travel plans, charitable activities, and especially with their dissertation research. In recent years students have carried out projects on, amongst many other topics, the reconstruction of climate history through analysis of Irish peat bogs, water resource management in Dominica, the organisation of tourism in Mumbai’s slums, art museums and national identity in England, internment camps in Kenya, women’s entrepreneurial networks in London, geographies of gambling and hooliganism in Victorian Britain, industrial clusters in northern Italy, international schooling in Sweden, HIV/AIDS education and prevention in Zambia, malaria policy in Uganda, and solar energy in Tanzania. Emmanuel is very proud of the achievements of its student geographers during and after their time here, and continues to support them in their careers.

Admissions Information

Standard Offer: A-level - A*AA; IB - 776 at Higher Level, 41 or 42 points overall; Advanced Highers: AAA; other exam systems
Course Requirements: No specific subjects.
Course Outline: Further details are available on the Department's website.
Applying: For information on how to apply: University application process and Emmanuel application timeline.
Interviews: Candidates should normally expect two interviews. The interviews will take place during the period Monday 9 - Wednesday 18 December 2019. Specific subject dates will be emailed to applicants in November.

In preparation for one of the interviews, applicants will typically be sent academic papers some time in advance, to act as a springboard for discussion. We would encourage students to read around the subject and think about their particular interests within the discipline. For the other interview, applicants will be given a reading 20-30 minutes before to study in a quiet room.
Admissions Assessment: All applicants will take a pre-interview written assessment. You must register - separately from your UCAS application - in advance to take the relevant pre-interview assessment. An assessment specification is available online.
Course Enquiries: Emmanuel Admissions Office