Geography lies at the centre of many of the world’s most pressing issues – our BA Human Geography course focuses exclusively on the human dimension of the discipline, enabling you to specialise in the socio-geographic challenges of our time. You’ll study topics including population, migration, geopolitics, sustainability, health, ageing, development, conflict, global crime and inequalities. You’ll also develop an extensive range of qualitative, statistical and geographic information systems (GIS) research skills – getting you ready for a career in a vast range of employment sectors.
You’ll join a course rated first for overall satisfaction in UK Geography by The Guardian in 2020.
You’ll progress from UK field training to field research overseas,where you could be exploring development and social justice in South Africa, migration dynamics in Canada, sustainability in Venice or global governance at the UN in Geneva. There is also the opportunity to spend a semester in Year 2 at partner Universities in Canada or the USA.
Your programme will be coursework-led, with varied assessment types allowing you to demonstrate your strengths across a range of abilities expected in the graduate workplace. We place an emphasis on using a range of learning environments throughout your degree, running small group seminars, one-to-one tutorials, computer practicals and fieldtrips, alongside lectures.