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BSc (Hons)Geography

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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ntu.ac.uk/..ences/ug/2017-18/bsc-geography 

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 have 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.
Focusing on current global issues, this Geography degree has been designed for anyone who has an interest in the world that we share and the physical and social processes associated with issues such as land use, water resources and climate change. It will provide you with a range of transferable skills enabling you to work in the diverse geography jobs sector in the UK and overseas. The course addresses issues of current public concern including:

Geography of environmental hazards and disasters
Sustainability
Land use
Water resources and climate change
All areas where geographers make a significant contribution to understanding and policy development as well as to management.
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Programme structure

What will I study?
Year One

Geographies of Global Change
Climate, Soils and Vegetation
Skills for Geographers
Geography in Action (Fieldwork)
Landscape and Land Use
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Year Two

Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis
Research Design in Geography
Natural Resource Management
Global Climate Change
Examples of optional modules:

Planning and Recreation
Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management.
Other options available in Year Two:

Glaciology and Glacial Geomorphology
Fluvial Geomorphology and River Management
Environmental Law and Policy.
Year Three

Placement year for sandwich course students
Final Year

Environmental Politics, Issues and Ethics
Sustainability
Dissertation (final-year project)
Examples of optional modules:

Biogeography
Global Agriculture and Food Security
Applied Hydrology and Water Resources
Drylands.
How will you be assessed?
Coursework 67%

Assignments
Coursework exercise
Reports
Project output – 17%
Portfolio – 50%
Written 33%

Exams – 33%

Career opportunities

The skills you possess as a geography graduate will enable you to choose an exciting career in one of many areas. For example, central and local governments offer roles in numerous departments dealing with aspects of:

policy
pollution monitoring
housing
transport
disaster management
flood prevention.
Charities employ geographers as:

aid coordinators
GIS specialists
project managers.
Private companies employ:

environmental consultants
risk assessors
hydrologists
GIS specialists.
What our students say
“When I graduate I want to work as part of an environmental consultancy or an organisation where I can develop and use the attributes and skills I have developed throughout my degree course. I am keen to confront environmental issues that challenge various stakeholders.

“I feel that working for an environmental consultancy or organisation is the perfect job for me to express and share my passion for promoting a sustainable environment whilst maintaining economic growth. I am specifically interested in the use of GIS to provide solutions to environmental challenges.”

Chris Gardiner
BSc (Hons) Geography

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