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BA Geography

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  • Objectives
    Providing an understanding of natural environmental processes, as well as the ways in which humans have moulded and managed the form and function of different landscapes, this course prepares you to play an active part in shaping the world around you
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * 200-260 points including a minimum of 180 points from at least two full 6-unit awards or one full 12-unit award * For the BA (Hons), post-16 qualifications should include Geography at A2 Level * For the BSc (Hons), post-16 qualifications should include a geography, maths or science subject at A2 level * You should have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above or Key Skills Communication and Application of Number at Level 2 * If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience - check out the UCAS tariff conversion table via the UCAS website
  • Academic Title
    BA Geography
  • Course description
    BA Geography


    -Year 1 introduces the nature and scope of modern human and physical geography. It investigates the evolution of the British landscape by considering the effects of geology, climate change and socio-cultural changes together with rural development.
    -Year 2 allows you to examine sustainable development in all its forms. It introduces the study of lake and river ecosystems, considers geomorphology and soils, and how oceans and the atmosphere influence global weather and climate. It also examines natural hazards and their effects on the biosphere, geosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere.
    -Year 3 considers strategic issues in environmental management. It examines cultural perceptions of the use of environmental resources and conflicts over planning and regeneration, and offers the option of investigating volcanic hazards or other aspects of the physical environment. You will carry out an extended research project and further fieldwork practice.

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