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Birkbeck, University of London

Introduction to Geography

UCAS Code: F841

Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Human geography

This course provides an introduction to studying geography at university and will help you develop the learning approaches and study skills you need to progress to an undergraduate degree in geography, including Birkbeck's BSc Geography.

This flexible, one-year course has been specifically designed for people who want to study geography at university level, but who don't have any qualifications or are returning to study after a break from formal education.

Highlights

- Our academic staff are international authorities in their respective fields, delivering stimulating teaching that is specially designed for people returning to study.

- You will have access to the University of London's wealth of study resources, including Birkbeck Library, which has an extensive history collection, including the major specialist journals, and access to online materials.

- We offer multiple approaches to the study of societies and cultures, human geography, and sustainability, poverty and development, as well as community and citizenship, at local, regional and global levels.

- In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Sociology at Birkbeck was ranked 13th in the UK.

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment methods

You usually complete three or four pieces of assessed work for each module, which will total around 5000 words. You also complete a timed in-class assessment in at least one module on the programme.

Tasks include critical analysis of specific sources, essays, reports, case studies, oral presentations, reflective commentaries, written tasks and learning reviews.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,675
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Birkbeck, University of London

Department:

Geography

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