Geography and Environmental Hazards BSc (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: FH82
International Code: EECU128

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Part-time
Sandwich

Duration

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
Flexible part-time

Start date

September 2023

This is a proposed new course for 2023-24 entry and the course content will be added shortly. Please keep checking back on this course page to see our latest updates.


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

Geography is the study of the complex relationships between human societies and the physical components of the Earth.

The aim of our BSc Geography and Environmental Hazards course is to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of environmental hazards and the physical environment.

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Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

  • The BSc Geography and Environmental Hazards course, following the requirements of the QAA Subject Benchmark, has fieldwork embedded at every level, including at least one mandatory residential field trip2 to enhance their applied geographical skills.All our students will experience international mobility at least once in their programme through a mandatory international fieldtrip2. Students are required to contribute to the costs of the mandatory international field trip, the precise amount of which will vary year to year and be dependent on location and the availability of university subsidies.
  • There is a strong career/employability focus throughout our Geography degree courses, which is truly manifested in the four-year sandwich degree, where the third year offers the option of a year in industry or study abroad, based on our long experience of organising placements with a wide range of professional contacts2.
  • Every student will acquire basic capabilities in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), a key skill sought by many employers. All students receive certificates of GIS training on successful completion of an appropriate exercise. These certificates are intended to improve the employability skills of students.
  • Geography courses make use of the University’s teaching facilities including laboratories to develop quantitative analytical skills and the simulation centre, a facility that allows simulation of real-life scenarios4. This unique aspect of studying geography at Coventry facilitates an experience of fieldwork, research methods and hazard simulation, all within a monitored and recorded environment that allows students to develop skills, receive immediate feedback on their development and prepare for the transition into the workplace after graduation.

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  • This is a proposed new course for 2023-24 entry and the course content will be added shortly. Please keep checking back on this course page to see our latest updates.