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MGeogSciGeography

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Overview

This course is about physical geography. It’s focused on the processes that underlie changes in our environment, from glacial processes to atmosphere and ocean dynamics. We teach the practical skills you need to investigate real-world problems such as desertification and sea-level rise.

In the first year, about half the course is made up of compulsory modules in physical geography.

The second and third years are a mix of compulsory and optional modules. Third year options include international field class modules.

In the fourth year, you’ll conduct your own advanced research project as part of an active research group. This is excellent preparation for PhD study or a research-related career.

You can apply directly to the MGeogSci(Hons) or transfer onto it from our three-year BSc in your second or third year of study.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Information and Communication Skills for Geographers
Introduction to Environmental Geographies
Introduction to Geographical Methods
Introduction to Physical Geography
New Horizons in Geography
State of Sheffield – Global perspectives on local issues

Second year

Core modules:

Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
Physical Geography Fieldclass: Spain
Research Design for Geography and Environmental Science
Statistical Analysis for Geography and Environmental Science

Optional modules:

Atmospheres and Oceans
Earth and Ecosystem Dynamics
Environment, Society and Politics
Environmental Pollution and Quality
Geographies of Development
Glaciers and Ice Sheets
Political Geographies
Quaternary Paleaoenvironments
Social and Cultural Geographies

Third year

Core modules:

Geographical Research Project

Optional modules:

California Fieldclass
Contemporary Climate Change and Processes
Critical Ecologies
Development and Global Change
Geographies of Consumption
Geographies of Politics and Society
Glacial Environments
Global South Fieldclass
Landscape Development and Tectonic Processes
Natural and Environmental Hazards
New York Fieldclass
New Zealand Field Class
Professional Skills for Environmental Science
Specialised Topics
Specialised Topics
Urban Transformations

Fourth year

Core modules:

Research Project
Current Issues in Geography and Environmental Science
Research Design in Physical Geography and Environmental Science

Optional modules:

Advanced Topics in Geography and Environmental Science
Geochemical Techniques in Environmental Analysis
Spatial Techniques for Environmental Analysis

Career opportunities

Our graduates work all over the world, in environmental consultancy and policy, urban regeneration, local economic development and the creative industries. Some pursue management-level careers in public services, transport and planning.

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