Geography

Degree Structure

A degree in Geography is taught via a selection of compulsory and optional courses to enhance your learning and prepare you for a future career or further study. In each year you will take courses adding up to 120 credits. Depending on the number of compulsory and optional courses offered by your degree, you can also choose other eligible courses which fit your timetable.

First Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Global Worlds, Global Challenges (GG1008)
  • Global Worlds, Local Challenges (GG1510)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 90 credit points from courses of choice, including 30 credit points from Sustained Study, Discipline Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Second Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Skills and Techniques in Geosciences (GG2508)

Optional Courses

  • At least three of the following: Physical Environments (GG2013) or Space, Economy & Society (GG2014) or Environment and Society (GG2509) or Mapping & Monitoring the Environment (GG2510)
  • Select further 60 credit points from courses of choice, including 30 credit points from Sustained Study, Discipline Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Third and Fourth Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Dissertation (GG4023)
  • Geographical Issues (GG4537)

Optional Courses

  • Approaches to Geography (GG3031) or Approaches to Geography (GG3071) and Data Analysis (GG3068) or Approaches to Geography (GG3071) and Remote Sensing & Geographical Information Systems (GG3069)
  • Research Design (GG3573) or Research Design (GG3574) and Human Geography Field Trip (GG4569) or Research Design (GG3574) and Montane Environments (GG4573).
  • Select a further 120 credit points from courses of choice, ensuring 30 credit points across years 3 and 4 combined from Discipline Breadth or Sixth Century courses. No more than 75 credit points of non-compulsory courses may be taken in any one year.
  • Candidates must select a minimum of 90 credit points at Level 4, including 60 credit points from GG4023 and GG4537.

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