Explore contemporary global challenges and become a skilled professional who is ready to promote and implement sustainable development.
- Learn to understand complex global challenges including international development, sustainability, climate change, hazards, disasters and urbanisation.
- Broaden your experience through work placements and international field trips to destinations such as Italy and Spain.
- Develop the knowledge and transferable skills needed for a wide range of careers or postgraduate study.
Year one You’ll develop a foundational knowledge of the social and environmental processes that shape global development and sustainability challenges, and you’ll acquire the basic geographical skills needed to examine and analyse these issues. Year two You’ll develop more specialist knowledge and skills in topics and research methods relevant to a range of professional careers. In the spatial development planning module, you’ll work on a research project where you’ll apply your growing mastery of your subject to real-world problems and issues. You’ll also start to plan for your career options, with opportunities to undertake a work placement. The optional field trip to Italy offers a unique opportunity to explore development and sustainability themes in a highly dynamic, real-world context. On this trip you’ll learn about a range of topics such as: earthquake disasters, flood hazards, air quality and pollution, climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, regional development, sustainability and urban geographies. You’ll also have opportunities to experience the regional diversity, food and culture of Italy. Please note that some of our field trips may incur additional costs on top of your course fees. Financial support for field trip costs may be available via the Bath Spa University International Travel Fund. An optional Professional Placement Year between your second and final years gives you the opportunity to gain relevant and valuable experience in the workplace. Year three In your final year, you’ll complete an independent research project that will enable you to demonstrate both the academic and transferable skills that you’ve acquired on the course. An optional field trip to Barcelona allows you to specialise in either human geography or physical geography and environmental management by studying topics such as urban development, wildfires and cascading hazards, social inequalities, urban sustainability policies, coastal erosion, nationalism and independence movements, heat waves, Olympic legacies or urban flood risks.
You’ll experience a variety of assessment methods throughout your degree. These include essays, project reports, presentations, posters, video-clips, field-craft assessments, reflective items, time-constrained tests and examinations. These are designed to give you a rich and diverse skill-set, and be of real benefit in pursuit of your chosen career.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|