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BScGeography and Urban and Regional Planning

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

This popular combination of geography and planning explores some of the big issues facing today’s and tomorrow’s societies, including key issues such as urban regeneration, climate change, sustainable development, property development, community involvement and transport infrastructure.

This programme particularly suits those geography students with a keen interest in human geography.

Birmingham is a first-rate planning laboratory, and this degree programme will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to make a difference to how we live today and in the future.

Programme structure

Year 1
Contemporary Human Geography
Earth and Ecological Systems
Tutorials and Fieldwork
Mapping the Midlands
Planning of the Built Environment
Society, Space and Policy
Economy, Space and Policy
Planning in Action

Year 2
Compulsory modules

Research Methods for Fieldwork
Statistical Methods for Geographers
Geomatics
Dissertation Labs and Fieldwork: Theory and Practice
Understanding Neighbourhood Poverty
Economic Geography: Cities and Regions or Housing and Communities
Optional modules – Example optional modules may include:

Environmental Assessment and Management
Environments of the Past
Hydroclimatology: Climate and Water
Geomorphological Processes
Ecological Systems
Cultural and Development Geographies
Social and Political Geography
Environmental Pollution

Year 3
Compulsory modules

Geography or Planning Research
Contemporary Issues in Urban Development and Planning
Regenerating Urban Communities
Optional modules – Example optional modules may include:

Climates of the Past
Environment and Landscape Change
Wetland Environments
Weather Climate and Society
Restoration of Freshwater Ecosystems
Landscape and Urban Ecology
Applied Micrometeorology
Biodiversity and Conservation Management
Professional Placement for Geographers
War and Peace in the Middle East
Environmental Justice
Environmental Protection
Environmental Governance
Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere
River Processes, Deposits and Environments
Carceral Geographies
Welfare, Work and Wealth
Network Geographies
Cultural Geographies of Development
Geographies of the Body
Russia in a Global Context

Career opportunities

Past experience has shown that this degree opens doors to a wide variety of lucrative careers in the built environment. Potential career opportunities in Britain and overseas include town and country planning, inner-city regeneration, sustainable development, housing and conservation, property development or estates management, planning in developing and transitional countries, management traineeships in the public or private sectors, and teaching. Other students continue in education with further postgraduate study.

You will leave with a range of skills relevant to careers beyond planning and its related fields. Our graduates are welcomed by a range of employers including central and local government; government agencies; property consultancies; planning and urban design consultancies; broader built environment consultancies; private companies and utilities; and developers. Actual recent career destinations for our students have included the Environment Agency, Homes and Community Agency, Birmingham City Council; Wyre Forest District Council; Redditch Borough Council; National Grid; King Sturge; Turley Associates; Lambert Smith Hampton; CBRE; Pegasus Planning Group to name a few.

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