2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue
|Programme code:||BS-GEOG||UCAS code:||F800|
|Duration:||3 Years||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Graeme Swindles||Contact address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Part Time students will take the same array of compulsory, optional and elective modules as Full Time students. The order in which they are studied will be by agreement between the student, the School of Geography and the parent department.
Total credits: 365
AAB preferably including Geography, and excluding General Studies.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of Geography
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of Geography
Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:
Professional Body Offering Accreditation:
Royal Geographical Society
The distinctiveness of the BSc Geography programme is that it will allow students to:
1. investigate and to inter-relate core components of the earth surface system, at present and in the immediate past;
2. explore, to analyse and to synthesise the complex and reciprocal relationships between the physical components of the earth, the environment, landscape and human society;
3. understand, to explain and to challenge the implications of (1) and (2) for both policy and practice;
4. develop specific skills in relation to data acquisition, analysis and interpretation in relation to geography in general and physical/environmental geography in particular;
5. develop transferable skills in relation to Information Technology and numeracy; fieldwork; laboratory methods; communication and teamwork; critical analysis; creative thinking; and writing; and
6. prepare students for; life-long learning, study and enquiry; for future careers; and for disseminating the value of a geography education to the wider world.
Year 1 - View timetable
|GEOG1040||Dynamic Landscapes||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG1045||Living Planet||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG1055||Environmental Change: Past and Future||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG1065||Nature, Society and Environment||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG1081||Data analysis and physical geography tutorials||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|ODLM1005||Studying in a Digital Age (Environment)||5 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE1485||Mathematics for Earth, Environmental and Geographical Scientists||10 credits||Semester 2|
- Candidates should study 10-20 credits worth of discovery modules (10 credits if they have taken SOEE1485, 20 credits if they have not).
Year 2 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|GEOG2015||Career Skills in Geography||10 credits||Semester 1|
|GEOG2095||Skills for Physical Geographers||40 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
Candidates will be required to study 50-70 credits from the following lists of optional Geography modules:
BSc Geography candidates must take one of the follwoing field trip modules:
|GEOG2006||The dynamic environment of the European Alps||10 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG2007||The Dynamic Environment of Mallorca||10 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG2008||The dynamic environment of the Western Algarve||10 credits||Semester 2|
BSc Geography candidates should take at least 40 credits from the following list:
|GEOG2060||Living within limits: natural resource management for sustainable development||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG2080||Earth Surface Processes||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG2085||Ecosystems: process, pattern, and change||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG2090||Climate Systems||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
Candidates may take up to 20 credits of discovery modules.
Discovery modules may be modules from other departments or human geography.
Year 3 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:
|GEOG3600||Dissertation||40 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
- Candidates will be required to study 60-80 credits from the following optional modules.
- Please note that GEOG3520, GEOG3530 and GEOG3820 are mutually exclusive.
- GEOG3062 and GEOG3069 are mutually exclusive and may be taken with one of the above modules with permission.
|GEOG3062||New Zealand Field Trip||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3065||Water Science & Management||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3069||Costa Rica Field Trip||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3121||Creating Alternative Futures||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3180||Management of Wilderness and Global Ecosystems||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3440||Environment, Conflict and Policy||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3520||Workplace Co-operative Project||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3530||Geographers into Teaching: School Placements||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3669||The Cryosphere||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3690||Tropical forests and sustainable development||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3711||Hydrological Monitoring and Modelling||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3820||Research Placement||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3877||Global Environmental Cycles||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3895||Timescales of Global Change||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
Candidates may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.
Last updated: 22/05/2017
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