Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Geography (Human)

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Course summary

Expand your understanding of how people affect, and are affected by the environment.

  • Friendly, supportive team of lecturers, who are excellent teachers and active researchers.
  • Specialisms include: poverty and development, cultures, identities and difference, urban geographies and more.
  • Field trips currently include residential trips to Barcelona and Northern India.
Geography is about places and people. It explores how people’s lives vary in these different places, and how our own lives are dependent on people and places, near and far. An ability to link environmental processes and social and spatial behaviours is a defining feature of geographical practice. As a result, Geography is clearly important in understanding today’s pressing global and local issues including climate change, inequality, migration, poverty and sustainable development. Studying Geography at Bath Spa University, you’ll learn geographical concepts, theories and knowledge, while gaining skills that can improve your career prospects. Geography graduates are valued by employers for this unique combination.

Course details

Modules

In Year 1 you will be introduced to the exciting world of Geography, developing your foundational geographical knowledge and skills.You will get a taste of a variety of geographies, and there are plenty of opportunities to do fieldwork. Topics of study may include examining contemporary geographical issues and learning about unfamiliar physical environments, and different societies and cultures. In Year 2 you will continue to explore human geography, with a greater emphasis placed on research methods. You will learn a wide range of useful methods and techniques, both in the classroom and through fieldwork. There are also many optional modules to choose from. Finally, Year 3 will see you further specialise in human geography. You will develop your skills as an independent scholar by undertaking dissertation research. There are further optional modules to choose from. For more information please refer to our website.

Assessment method

You’ll experience a variety of different assessment methods throughout your degree. These include essays, project reports, presentations, posters, video clips, fieldcraft assessments, reflective items, time-constrained tests and examinations. These will give you a rich and diverse skills learning experience, be of real benefit in the search for a good career, and be useful in your professional activities.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Geography (Human) at Bath Spa University - UCAS