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BSc (Hons)Geography (Physical)

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
Tuition fee To be confirmed
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Overview

Why choose this course?

There’s no extra cost: included in your course fee are any compulsory UK and overseas field trips*.
You’ll have free electronic access to the core text for each module**.
You’ll have the opportunity to undertake fieldwork in South East Spain.
You’ll access to a £2.5 million pound campus library.
You’ll have the flexibility to choose city-living or rural accommodation at Brackenhurst campus (where study takes place).
You’ll benefit from our strong links with employers and academic institutions by undertaking a year-long work placement
You’ll develop surveying skills in the field and Geographic Information System (GIS).
You’ll experience the mixed habitats of woodland, wetland, streams and farmland support study of natural geographical systems.
You’ll have access to modern GPS equipment and GIS software in the field and campus computing suites.
The academic expertise of teaching staff includes glaciology, natural hazards and water testing.
This course will equip you with the skills to identify, monitor and manage environmental issues; as well as scientific knowledge of the Earth’s surface, its spatial variation and its evolution over time. You will study areas such as:

land use
water resources
climate change
all issues of public concern where geographers make a significant contribution to understanding and policy development as well as to management
the need for sustainable development
relevant social and legal issues.
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Programme structure

What will I study?

Year One

Skills for Geographers
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Introduction to Geology
Climate, Soils and Vegetation
Geographical Fieldwork (UK and Overseas)
Landscapes and Land Use
Year Two

Research Design in Geography
Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis
Fluvial Geomorphology and River Management
Glaciology and Glacial Geomorphology
Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management
Global Climate Change
Year Three

Placement year for sandwich course
Final Year

Environmental Politics, Issues and Ethics
Environmental Change
Dissertation (final-year project)
Optional modules:

Biogeography
Applied Hydrology and Water Resources
Drylands
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by a variety of methods including the following.

Coursework 50%

Reports – 50%
Portfolio – 50%
Exams – 50%

Career opportunities

You will gain strong practical skills and an understanding of wider environmental issues. These capabilities are highly valued by a wide range of employers. Your potential career options will include working for:

local authorities
environmental agencies (e.g. the Environment Agency and English Nature)
water companies
leisure organisations
environmental consultants
wildlife trusts and other environmental charities
other possible careers include teaching and further specialist study.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States