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Geography (W81)

Open University

UCAS Code: Not applicable | Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE

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2.0years

Distance learning | 2022

In this diploma you’ll be engaging with geographical topics from a range of different perspectives and investigating the key issues such as poverty, climate change, migration and urbanisation that are affecting our world today. In doing so, you’ll develop your understanding of the ways in which the natural and human environments are related and interact.

**Key features of the course**

- Develops your understanding of interrelationships between human activity and environmental change.

- Explore how environmental and societal issues are entangled in cultural, economic, social, and political terms.

- Become more effective in gathering and communicating geographical information to different audiences.

- Learn how social science perspectives change the way we understand and respond to the major environmental challenges of our time.

Modules

This qualification has two stages, each comprising two modules.
In Stage 1 you'll explore the key environmental issues and an interdisciplinary social sciences module that covers geography, economics, sociology, politics and international studies.
Next, in Stage 2, you’ll explore the nature of the relationship between environmental and social issues in more depth.
You’ll use the insights of the natural and the social sciences to explore why environmental issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change, food production, and water security pose such significant challenges. This will develop your understanding how environmental matters and society are so thoroughly connected.

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