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Geography (R44)

Open University

UCAS Code: Not applicable | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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3.0years

Distance learning | 2022

You’ll explore how geography makes a difference to how we understand and might respond to global challenges such as poverty, climate change, migration and urbanisation. By studying places, landscapes, and issues located in space and time, you’ll deepen your understanding of the relationships between human and natural environments, and how those relationships are in turn shaped by distinctive patterns of social, cultural, economic and political dynamics. As you combine this knowledge and understanding with the skills that you’ll develop through virtual fieldwork in generating, interpreting, and communicating geographical imagination, you’ll work towards a project to complete your degree.

**Key features of the course**

- Develop your understanding of the relationships between human and natural environments.

- Learn to gather, interpret and evaluate quantitative and qualitative geographical information to explore local and global challenges.

- Gain the skills to effectively communicate geographical information and ideas in ways suitable for a range of audiences.

Modules

This degree has three stages.
In Stage 1 you’ll study with two interdisciplinary modules – one focuses on environmental issues and one that spans the social sciences.
Next, in Stage 2, you'll explore the nature of the relationship between environmental and social issues in more depth.
Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll put your knowledge and skills to work investigating responses to environmental change and the political and policy debates that surround them.

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