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Human Geography

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths.

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Human geography

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and focuses on urban, social, cultural and tourism geographies. York is a fascinating city with a thriving tourist industry, meaning it is an ideal location to study these exciting areas of geographical interest. You will get the opportunity to study a broad range of key geographical themes including landscape, place, spatial variation and inequality which are integrated throughout the programme.

On this course you won’t be confined to the classroom, from the start you'll actively engage with the environments and issues we investigate through fieldwork. You will be applying your knowledge to the real world across a variety of places, spaces and landscapes – from exploring the city on your doorstep to developing your own research on residential field trips in the UK and abroad. Field trips are great fun, but this real-world experience is also integral to your study, which is why the costs of participation are covered by your course fees. They allow you to develop a range of technical skills, deepen your understanding through first-hand experience and gain confidence in your abilities as an independent researcher.

The transferable skills that you will gain on this course will make you employable for positions in tourism management, heritage management, urban regeneration and many other sectors. You'll learn to analyse geographical data and critically interpret landscapes, as well as designing and implementing your own research projects. You will also gain skills such as communication, team-working, problem-solving and time-management, which are applicable to an even wider range of careers.

Modules

Modules may include: Level 1: Urban and Economic Geography; Social and Cultural Geography; Tourism Geographies; Human Geographies of Yorkshire; Fieldwork Studies (residential fieldwork in a UK destination). Level 2: Society & Space; Culture & Landscape; Cultural & Heritage Tourism; Research Methods for Human Geography; Research Project (residential fieldwork); Human Geography: Professional Practice (work placement). Level 3: The Contemporary City; Human Geography Dissertation; International/Cross-cultural fieldwork (residential fieldwork overseas); One from: Media Geographies, Responsible Tourism or Transnational Cinema.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
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

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Humanities

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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.

78%
med
Human geography

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Human geography

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

70%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

After graduation


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