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MSciGeography (International Year)

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

Geography addresses the key issues of today and tomorrow. Here at Birmingham you can study the full breadth of the subject – from migration and urban and social shifts to natural hazards and global environmental change.

Our Geography programme is among the most flexible anywhere, so if you are interested in both human and physical geography, you can pick and choose your modules to focus on the human side, physical side or the interactions between the two.

The four year Geography MSci with International Year provides an opportunity for you to spend a year studying overseas whilst following your interests in Geography more fully, and developing key skills for career development. It uses the same modules as the BSc Geography (F800) degree for the first, second and fourth years, with the third year spent overseas at a partner institution.

Programme structure

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Contemporary Human Geography
Global Environmental Issues
Environmental Research Frontiers
Research methods, field work, and data analysis
Tutorials and Study Skills for Geographers
Widening Horizons Module
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Research Methods for Fieldwork
Statistical Methods for Geographers
Geomatics
Dissertation, Labs and Fieldwork: Theory and Practice
Optional modules – Example optional modules may include:

Geomorphology and Palaeoenvironments
Catchment Water Management
Ecological Systems
Hydroclimatology: Climate and Water
Environmental Assessment and Management
Understanding Neighbourhood Poverty
Social and Political Geography
Environmental Pollution
Economic Geography: Cities and Regions
Cultural and Development Geographies
Critical Issues for 21st Century Ecosystems
Year 3

You will spend the third year of the course overseas following the degree programme of one of our partner institutions.

Year 4

Human Geography pathway

Compulsory Modules

Project
Doing Human Geography
Theoretical Themes for Geographers
Optional Modules – Example optional modules may include:

Geopolitics and Globalisation
City and Modernity
Creative Economies and Creative Cities
Physical Geography pathway

Compulsory Modules

Project
Advanced Geographic and Environmental Research
Optional Modules – Example optional modules may include:

Meteorological Applications and Services
Atmospheric Observations
River Restoration
Surface-Water Hydrology
Environmental Analysis and Modelling

Career opportunities

Recent graduates have found employment in a wide range of fields. Our most recent student survey showed that six months after graduation many students were engaged in work or study directly related to geography, with the remainder choosing career paths in areas outside of the subject where the transferable skills gained on the programme prove invaluable.

Many Geography graduates use their skills to get jobs directly related to geography, including nature conservation, environmental consultancy, tourism development, and town planning. A proportion also go on to pursue careers in teaching. A number of students get jobs in the public services, the commercial sector and industry, including financial and professional services, personnel management, retail, and local government. Around a quarter of graduates go on to further study before entering employment including PGCEs (for teaching), one-year taught Masters courses (such as those for town planning), or doctoral research programmes.

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