University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

If you’re interested in understanding how our natural world works, our BSc (Hons) Geography course enables you to explore how we can support our ecosystems. Learn about climate change and its effect on people and places; glaciers and the impacts on water resources around the globe; relationships between changing urban environments and quality of life; relationships between fluvial processes, river restoration and management strategies; computer-based mapping and modelling using Geographical Information Systems and Science (GIS) and remote sensing techniques; and critical evaluation of policy and research. Fieldwork is a key element of this course and trips are aligned with the specialist modules, allowing you to develop applied skills and gain practical experience. You may go on day trips to the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales, and to cities such as Sheffield and Liverpool. Residential field trips take place in the UK and the European Alps. You will only pay a modest non-refundable deposit for field courses, which are otherwise 100% subsidised by the university. Small group teaching is a key benefit of this course and there are strong links between course content and staff research interests. Study and IT skills are embedded in this programme, as is the use of computing facilities for data handling and Geographical Information Systems and Science (GIS) for environmental mapping and modelling. Features • Accredited by the Royal Geographical Society • Several free residential field course opportunities in the UK, European Alps, and other international destinations [small administration fee may apply] • You will be taught by many internationally renowned academic staff • Gain a first-hand perspective of the scientific aspects of geography

Course details


Year one modules may include: Academic Skills Tutorial, Sustainability and Environment, Earth Surface Processes, People, Place and Space, Environmental Resources, Fieldwork and Applied Skills. Year two modules may include: Research Skills and Tutorial, Consultancy Project, Earth Observation and Geographical Information Systems, Fieldcourse and Offsite Visits, plus a choice of two from: Economic Geography, Fluvial and Glacial Systems, Monitoring Environmental Change. Year three modules include: GEM Dissertation, plus four from the following: Climate Change, Glaciers and Hydrology; Environmental Decision Making; Environmental Geographical Information Systems; Environmental Remote Sensing; River Restoration and Management; Sustainable Cities; Urban Form and Quality of Life; Modelling Environmental System.

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