B.A. Geography

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  • English
Are you interested in the world about you and its relationship with human societies and the future of our planet? Then the study of geography is the course you’re looking for. By choosing to specialise in the human aspects of geography through your unit options, you will graduate with the BA in Geography. Throughout the course you will engage with some of the most important global issues of today.


What will I experience?

On this course you can:

  • Engage in real-world fieldwork and study some of the most pressing environmental issues such as global warming
  • Get a distinct flavour of some of the societies or landscapes you may be studying via organised field trips
  • Go abroad to study through one of exchange links with universities in Spain, France and Poland
What opportunities might it lead to?

With your geographical knowledge and skills you’ll gain on this course, plus the transferable skills developed through university study, you’ll find numerous public and private sector roles open to you upon graduation.
You’ll be able to aim for a wide range of careers, including those in environmental and business management, the public service (including health authorities), local authorities and teaching.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • environmental consultancies
  • geographical information science specialists
  • working for the Environmental Agency
  • working for the Ordnance Survey

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee Not specified
Credits 360
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Year one

In the first year of your studies, you will be introduced to the breadth of human geography including environmental systems, environmental issues and management.
Core units in this year include:

  • Applied Human Geography
  • Environmental Systems and Change
  • Foundations of Human Geography
  • Geography Skills and Prospects
  • Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
  • Population Resources and the Environment

Year two

In your second year, you can either choose to continue your studies on a broad basis or specialise in the aspects that interest you most. You’ll also get the chance to travel overseas for some field work.
Core units in this year include:

  • Geographical Research Methodologies, Techniques and Practice
  • Residential Field Class

Options to choose from in this year include:

  • Applied Spatial Data Analysis
  • Cartography
  • Economic and Political Geography: North American City
  • Environmental and Climate Change: Practice
  • Environmental and Climate Change: Theory
  • Environmental Hazards: Concepts and Monitoring
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Geographies of Development
  • River and Coastal Forms and Processes: Theory
  • River and Coastal Forms and Processes: Practice
  • Social Geography: Geographies of Wellbeing
  • Sustainable Environment Management
  • Work and Place

Year three

Specialise further in your final year, with a selection of study options depending on which geography pathway you choose and the chance to do your own independent research.

Core units in this year include:

  • Independent Study

Options to choose from in this year include:

  • Applied Coastal Geomorphology
  • Applied Soil Science
  • Databases for GIS
  • Economic and Political Geography: Europe in Transition
  • Environment: Theory and Assessment
  • Gender and Development
  • Geography of the North South Divide
  • Geographies of Health
  • GIS in the Workplace
  • Human Geography: Critique and Discourse
  • Places: Invented, Experienced, Represented
  • Mountain Climates
  • Past Global Environmental Change
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Regional Economic Development in the NE US 1850-1900
  • Water, River and Coastal Management
  • Weathering and Conservation

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)

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120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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