Our Geography course is not only recognised nationally for the excellence and quality of teaching, but also has the highest levels of student satisfaction. In the latest National Student Survey (NSS) 2016, we achieved 100% student satisfaction overall and with all aspects of teaching.
We will explore which geographical factors contribute to the distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges within society, engaging with key global issues including the sustainable provision of food, housing and livelihoods. You will also have opportunity to learn about how diverse communities interact with pressing socio-economic and environmental concerns, such as climate change, poverty, social exclusion, population growth and sustainable living in a competitive global economy.
All of our Geography courses have a strong focus on your future employability, evidenced by the success of past graduates, nine in 10 of whom were in work or further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2014/15). They are designed to equip you with core knowledge, skills and expertise within the broad field of Geography, together with a range of analytical abilities and transferrable professional skills to find employment on graduation.
Throughout your studies, you will have opportunity to undertake residential fieldwork to apply geographical knowledge to real-world concerns. In the first year, all students are required to take part in a three-day residential field course, followed in the second year by a five-day residential, both UK-based. In the past students, have visited North Wales to study social and cultural impacts of tourism, The Peak District to study and the Royal Geographical Society in London to access the wealth of resources owned by the RGS and see first-hand what student membership of the RGS can offer.