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BA Geography

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme students should have provided evidence of having:

- an advanced 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 critical 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 critical skills necessary to engage with ideas in the social sciences and humanities; and to employ these ideas as a basis for their own research;
- 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:

- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to human geography;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;
- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;
- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.


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 of human geography;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within human geography;
- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.


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