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BA (Hons)Geography (Sandwich)

Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry
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Overview

Having taught geography for over 40 years, Coventry University is ranked as the 10th best university in the UK for ‘Geography and Environmental Studies’ in the Guardian University Guide 2020.
With field trips in all three years (international trips in the second and third year), this dynamic course explores the relationships between people, places, environments and society. Tackling relevant and contemporary issues, you will have opportunity to develop an understanding of key issues affecting the world today. These include case studies that explore social justice and change, economic geographies, cultural theory, international development, geopolitics and the ways in which human activities affect the physical landscape and built environment.

We offer a common first year across two of our geography degrees (BA and BSc), ensuring students will be introduced to the breadth of the discipline of geography. Both degrees have field trips as integral components, located here in the UK and overseas.* Past students have visited the Lake District to study processes of change in human and physical environments; Berlin to put into practice various human geography field techniques, examining themes such as historical and cultural change of the urban landscape, society and conflict; and the Gambia to study international development in the West African context.

We also have an excellent track record of professional training which is a popular option between the second and third year, for example recent students have spent their placements with local authorities, national/international agencies, environmental consultancies, community action groups and research institutes.

We provide the opportunity for a work based placement between second and final year, which will be fully supported by your university tutors.

You can tailor the course to your own interests and career aspirations through a range of bespoke modules.

*Please note that field trips and placement opportunities (in the UK or abroad) may be subject to additional costs, competitive application, availability and/or meeting the applicable visa requirements.

Career opportunities

Successful geography graduates possess a number of skills that are highly valued by employers. They should be literate and numerate, experienced in solving complex problems and developing solutions for multiple stakeholders through the collection and analysis of information. As such, excellent employment prospects should be available to graduates.

Our faculty’s employability and placements unit EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016, will help you in finding work experience while you study and employment on graduation. Professional placements significantly enhance your employability and many of our students have found their first graduate job through the organisation they worked for on placement, for example local authorities and planning departments.

Typically, our students seek work with local authorities, government agencies, utility companies, research institutes, charitable organisations, field test centres and consultancies. Alternatively, they progress onto MSc or PGCE studies.

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.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

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.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States