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Geography

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). DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject(s). A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Geography

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

**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 funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

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**
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

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 (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

**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

Approaches To Human Geography 20
Explorations In Urban Geography 20
Fieldwork And Professional Skills In Geography 20
Introduction To Environmental Science 20
Introduction To Physical Geography 20

Elective modules

Development And Sustainability 20
Foreign Language 20

Year 2

Compulsory modules

International Field Work 20
Professional Experience 20
Research Methods In Environmental, Geographical And Social Sciences 20

Elective modules

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

Year 3

Compulsory modules

Placement

Final year

Elective modules

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

Assessment methods

Exams
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
£14,415
per year
International
£14,415
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of 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


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Social Sciences and Arts

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
low
Geography

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Geography (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

54%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


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