You can design your degree around human or physical geography or focus on both elements, depending on your interests. Each year you will explore a diversity of critical issues challenging 21st century societies, environments and cultures, from local to global scales. You will also build your knowledge and skills through structured pathways of study.
Place, Nation and Identity
Urban and Rural Change
Introductory Field and Research Skills
Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
City Life and Country Living
The Risk Society
Fluvial and Glacial Environments
Managing Sustainable Development
Developing Field Skills
Environmental Resource Management
Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
Biodiversity and Biogeography
Management of Environmental Hazards
Climatic and Environmental Change
Reading the Contemporary Landscape
Regional Geography Field Course
Advanced Geospatial Analysis
The fourth year of this integrated undergraduate master’s programme allows you the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of geography that most interest you, providing opportunity for extended work placements, opportunities to work on real projects, and develop skills and experience to give you a competitive advantage.
Principles of Geographical Information Systems
Participatory Action Research
Based on the Glyntaff campus, you will learn through a mixture of lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory work. Fieldwork, both day and residential also provides the ideal opportunity for building your transferable skills. Hands-on training in bespoke GIS and remote sensing labs further develop your practical skills.
Your studies are designed to maximise your career potential. Progress Development Planning, Careers Workshops and Work-based learning are all built into the course. Engaging you in a range of participatory learning environments will encourage you to develop your portfolio of transferable skills, build confidence and become an employable graduate.Through this approach you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for appreciating the relationship between human and natural environments and working to sustain their delicate balance.
Learning and teaching methods
The course involves a balance of lectures, tutorials, laboratory periods, computer classes and practical coursework sessions, in addition to local and residential field courses. This will provide you a wide range of learning opportunities and a superb set of experiences.