Northumbria University, Newcastle

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Northumbria University Newcastle

Geography (Human Geography)

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Course summary

Are you keen to build your skills in research, analysis and reporting to an advanced level by exploring ways in which we interact with and interpret the world around us? MGeog Human Geography takes a critical and theoretically informed approach to a range of applied topics that underpin an understanding of human geography. Drawing on cutting-edge geographical research, this integrated master’s course incorporates a diverse range of specialist topics including social exclusion, migration, sustainable development, creative industries, housing, urban regeneration and planning. Your first year will incorporate a broader understanding of the subject area of geography, with a specific focus on human geography for the remainder of your course. From the second year of your course, you can tailor your options to meet your own personal learning and career goals. This includes significant opportunities for independent research projects in your final two years. Throughout the duration of this course you will have the opportunity to utilise our industry-leading facilities, in addition to undertaking UK and overseas fieldtrips to provide invaluable experience in applying conceptual and methodological aspects of your learning. There is also the opportunity to follow a specified pathway through the course to receive a degree with partial accreditation from the Charted Institute of Housing. This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Course details


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Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

How to apply

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU students are advised to refer to the University's EU scholarship page via the 'Northumbria Undergraduate EU Scholarship 2021/22' page. Please note that information regarding any additional fees and/or funding can be located on the Northumbria University Course Page.
Geography (Human Geography) at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS