(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the programme students should have provided evidence of having:- a detailed understanding of human social, economic, political and cultural systems from a spatial and/or environmental perspective;- an understanding of geography's intellectual development and important theoretical perspectives applied in the study of space, place and the environment;- a detailed appreciation of the practical contributions made by geographers to debates and policy on societal and environmental issues, and an understanding of their potential for continuing such contributions;- the skills necessary to engage with ideas in the social sciences and humanities; - skills in the use of geographical information systems, and the application of qualitative and quantitative analysis to geographical study;- skills in teamwork, investigation, presentation and communication.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to human geography;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;- decision making.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of human geography to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to human geography;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.