This course concentrates on developing critical themes and issues in human geography. The course looks at contemporary issues such as global warming, sustainability, fair-trade, water resources, health and much more. It gives you a solid understanding of the geography of the modern world and the complexity of the interactions which bring about changes in human society within the physical environment. The course draws together economic, political, social and cultural issues through what can be called the 'geographical imagination'. This requires you to think through social and other processes as they impact upon particular places. The course is especially concerned to explore and explain contemporary geographies through the analytical lenses that emphasise environmental and social responsibility, community based action and ideas relating to cultural identity and social cohesion. Physical and environmental processes that underpin socio-economic and cultural geographies are also studied to provide a holistic appreciation of the human and natural worlds.
Requirements GCSE: Maths, English Tariff points range: 260-300 Specific subjects: None specified Relevant subjects: Geography, Environmental Studies Access: Yes
Content BA in Geography
In the first year, you will develop your geographical knowledge and learn the methods and skills of studying geography at university level through several core modules. These modules will be largely issues based – ie focusing on an issue and then teasing it out from a geographical perspective. In the second year, you can choose from a range of options which will allow you to focus your interests and also include Faculty-wide electives such as European languages.
In the final year, you will complete a dissertation – an exciting, rewarding and challenging project that will draw together many of the skills you will have learnt over the previous two years. You will also get to join in and study interdisciplinary issues with students from other degrees in the Faculty. This provides experience of research and working with specialists from across a wide range of disciplines in order to prepare for a working environment. You also select modules from a range of options that further allow you to develop specialist knowledge.