Exploring the way in which our physical environment develops and how humans affect natural processes and interact within the world is the basis of this vocational programme, which offers plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge in practical contexts.
This degree offers you opportunities for overseas fieldwork, currently including a core Level 5 trip to southern Spain to study desert, river and coastal environments impacted by tourism and horticulture. In Level 6 we also run optional field trips to study tectonically active, volcanic or glacial environments (current destinations are the Greek islands of Crete and Santorini, and Iceland) to study topics such as geohazards, landscape development, environmental change and sustainability.*
* There are no costs for day field trips for core and optional modules. Residential field-trips associated with core modules will include flights, in country travel and half-board accommodation costs. Optional field-trips will have costs involved. Locations may be subject to change.
Not only are these field trips an important aspect of the study of geography, they are also, unsurprisingly, a highlight of the programme for our students. All day and residential field trips for core modules are funded by the University. The Level 6 expeditions are optional and self-funding is required.
As well as studying a range of highly topical subject areas, you will also have access to the latest GIS software and state-of-the-art field and analytical equipment so that you can hone your analytical skills in the laboratory. The course also offers ample opportunity for work-related learning.