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Sheffield Hallam University

Geography

UCAS Code: F810

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access course in a relevant subject from an Open College Network accredited course with 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 Mathematics at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in Geography or Environmental Science. For example: BBC at A Level including a relevant subject(s). A combination of qualifications, which must include a relevant subject(s) and may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

**Course Summary**

- Develop your practical skills through fieldwork in the outdoors.

- Gain knowledge in all key areas of geography or specialise in your areas of interest.

- Apply your knowledge to real-world problems and issues using geographical ideas, skills and techniques.

- Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European placements.

Develop an advanced understanding of human, physical and environmental geography on a practically focused course. You will combine both the academic and vocational aspects of geography, preparing you for a career in the environment.

**How you learn**

Learning from first-hand experience is a key part of our approach to study on this course. You will be encouraged to use skills taught in the classroom on real-life projects.

You learn through:

- fieldwork

- work placements

- laboratory classes

- IT sessions

- lectures and seminars

- tutorials and workshops

- field trips

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

**Applied learning
Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Recently our students have gained placements at local authorities, wildlife trusts, the Environment Agency, Transport for London, Global Vision International and Peak District National Park Authority.

You could choose a placement abroad; our students have recently gone to Tampere in Finland and Sognaogfjordane in Norway to study. We also have links in countries including France, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Spain. We also have similar links with international universities outside Europe, including the University of Queensland in Australia and Ryerson University in Canada.

Many of our European partner institutions teach in English, but to support your international placement, or future international aspirations, you can study a foreign language.

**Field trips**

As well as our onsite facilities, we also use the outside world as a resource for our teaching, including urban and rural areas in the UK, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Tenerife and Iceland. Fieldwork is important for putting your learning into context and these are some of the richest learning experiences on the course.

**Networking opportunities**

We have an active student Geography Society that organises social and academic events including a programme of invited speakers.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
Year 1
Compulsory modules

Module: Approaches To Human Geography Credits: 20
Module: Explorations In Urban Geography Credits: 20
Module: Fieldwork And Professional Skills In Geography Credits: 20
Module: Introduction To Environmental Science Credits: 20
Module: Introduction To Physical Geography Credits: 20
Elective modules

Module: Development And Sustainability Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules

Module: Research Methods In Environmental, Geographical And Social Sciences Credits: 20
Elective modules

Module: Conservation Ecology Credits: 20
Module: Critical Geographies Credits: 20
Module: Development, Power And Imperialism Credits: 20
Module: Economic Geography Credits: 20
Module: Energy, Waste And Resources Credits: 20
Module: Fluvial Geomorphology And Hydrology Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Geographical Information Systems Credits: 20
Module: Geographies Of Everyday Life Credits: 20
Module: Glaciers And Glaciation Credits: 20
Module: Outdoor Learning For The Environment And Geography Credits: 20
Module: Sustainable Settlements Credits: 20
Year 3
Compulsory modules

Module: Placement Credits: -
Final year
Compulsory modules

Module: Dissertation (Geography, Environment And Planning) Credits: 40
Module: Natural Hazards Credits: 20
Elective modules

Module: Advanced Field Research Credits: 20
Module: Advanced Gis Credits: 20
Module: Atmospheric And Water Quality Credits: 20
Module: Conservation And Habitat Management Credits: 20
Module: Contaminated Land And Remediation Credits: 20
Module: Development In Latin America Credits: 20
Module: Environmental Impact Assessment & Management Systems Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Globalisation, Democracy And Change Credits: 20
Module: People And The Natural Environment Credits: 20
Module: Place, Memory And Meaning Credits: 20
Module: Quaternary Environmental Change Credits: 20
Module: Sustainable Regeneration Practice Credits: 20
Module: Transport Geography And Planning Credits: 20

Assessment methods

Examinations
Coursework

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,995
per year
International
£13,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


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Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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