During this degree, you will study some of the most pressing global and environmental challenges of our time, with particular emphasis on human, digital and environmental geographies. Whilst first year modules cover both human and physical geography, you will specialise in human geography (social science: dynamics of people and places) as you progress through the programme. This degree is perfect for you if you want to study a mix of human and physical geography in your first year, specialising in human, digital and environmental geographies as you progress through the programme. In Years 2 and 3 we offer a wide range of modules that cover some of the most pressing global and environmental challenges of time, including: migration and how this shapes us and the places where we live, environmental governance and justice, climate change, gentrification, energy and food security, and critical development geographies and geopolitics. Throughout your degree there will be an emphasis on gaining practical skills and putting them to use in a critical manner in exciting fieldwork locations in the UK and around the world. You will receive all of the training needed to carry out independent research in a range of contexts. We encourage and train our students to be both critical and creative in their research approaches and methods. If you decide at the end of Year 1 that you want to specialise in Physical Geography, you can transfer (if your grades are sufficient) to the Geography BSc degree.
For further details, see the full programme summary on our website.
You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practicals and fieldwork. All lecture material is available online through our virtual learning environment Blackboard. Contact time typically averages about 10-11 hours per week. Residential field trips are run by academic staff throughout the degree and provide extended periods of small group teaching in field contexts. Your work will be assessed through a mixture of essays, scientific reports, learning diaries, oral and poster presentations, mock journal articles and of course your final year individual dissertation project. Coursework is mainly undertaken on an individual basis. However, a number of modules (especially field-based modules) involve assessed group project work.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.
If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each component (or equivalent) is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website
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Fees and funding
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