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GEOG2015 Career Skills in Geography

10 creditsClass Size: 250

Module manager: Dr Guy Ziv

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is mutually exclusive with

CSER2201Career Development 2

Module replaces


This module is not approved as a discovery module


This module strives to provide students with:

- awareness of how the diverse skills possessed by geographers can be most effectively presented to employers

- enhanced understanding of the range of employment and other opportunities available to geographers, and how geographical skills can be used effectively in a diversity of workplaces.

Learning outcomes
- knowledge of the range of skills possessed by graduate geographers;
- awareness of how these skills relate to a range of workplaces and other activities

Skills outcomes
B Cognitive skills
B1 Abstraction and synthesis of information from a variety of sources
B5 Solving problems and making reasoned decisions

D Key skills
D2 Communicate effectively (in writing, verbally and through graphical presentations)
D4 Use information technology effectively (including use of spreadsheet, database and word processing programmes; Internet and e-mail)
D5 Identify, retrieve, sort and exchange geographical information using a wide range of sources


This module consists of 8 x 1 hour lectures that are delivered by the Careers Service staff, 8 x one hour lectures given by a wide range of potential employers and Alumni, and a 1/2 hour assessment project pitch event. The module will address employment and career skills (CVs, interviews etc); career paths and opportunities within a range of organisations. Some sessions will include visits from external partners.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours86.50
Total Contact hours13.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

86.5 private study hours (a combination of independent reading and completion of assessment tasks)

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ProjectGroup project pitch, 1500 word equivalent100.00
In-course AssessmentApplication: CV & Covering Letter0.00
AssignmentAttendance at external speaker sessions (attendance is compulsory and pass-to-progress)0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resit for non-attendance will comprise a 750 word reflective log on the content of the 8 talks given by external speakers

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/04/2019


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