Combined Honours

Geography

Geography

Overview

Discover our range of Geography modules for 2017-18.

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

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Further information

For further information about this subject, including any pre-requisites, visit the Geography subject page.

You can also contact your Subject Adviser.

Stage 1

Find out about Geography modules for Stage 1.

Students study either 40 or 60 credits from the list below in Stage 1.  Students who wish to follow a Human Geography route through the subject must select GEO1010.  Students who wish to follow a Physical Geography route through the subject must select GEO1020.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
GEO1005 Environmental Issues 20 1&2
GEO1010 Interconnected World (Human Geography compulsory module) 20 1&2
GEO1015 Contemporary Human Geography of the UK 20 1&2
GEO1018 Geographical Analysis (Only for students taking 60 credits in Geography) 20 1&2
GEO1019

Physical Geography Field Course (incl. field & lab work)
(Co-requisite GEO1020) 

20 2
GEO1020 Introduction to Physical Geography (Physical Geography compulsory module) 20 1&2

Stage 2

Find out about Geography modules for Stage 2.

Students study either 40, 60 or 80 credits from the list below in Stage 2.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
GEO2042 Aquatic Pollution 20 1
GEO2043 Key Methods for Human Geographers 20 1
GEO2047 Political Geography 20 1&2
GEO2099 Economic Geography 20 1&2
GEO2103 Development and Globalisation (Recommended pre-requisite GEO1010) 20 1&2
GEO2110 Social Geographies 20 1&2
GEO2135 Rivers (Pre-requisite GEO1020) 20 1&2
GE02136 Global Environmental Change 20 1&2
GEO2222* Geography Fieldtrip for Module Pre-registration (please read the important note below about field trip modules) 20 2
GEO2226 Glacial Environments 20 1&2

*In addition to the Stage 2 modules listed above, and for Combined Honours students who study Geography in a major (80 credits) or a joint (60 credits) weighting, there will be 20 credit overseas field course modules available during Semester 2 which involve an overseas field trip during the Easter vacation (March/April 2018).   These modules will not available to Combined Honours students who study Geography in a minor (40 credits) weighting.

The destinations of the field course trips vary each year and will not be confirmed until during the Autumn Term of the 2017/18 academic year.  For information, past (Human Geography) destinations have included New York, Copenhagen, Berlin, Cyprus, Barcelona and Hong Kong, and past (Physical Geography) destinations have included Morocco, Borneo, Iceland, American Southwest and Greenland.

Please note that places on all overseas field trip modules are capped at 30.  There is an (uncapped) fieldtrip based in the North East of England.

More information on how to apply for a field course module will be made available in the autumn term, however if in May 2017 you wish to express an interest at module pre-registration, please pre-register for the 20 credit Semester 2 module GEO2222 Geography Fieldtrip for Module Pre-Registration.  

 

Stage 3

Find out about Geography modules for Stage 3.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Primarily Human Geography

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester
GEO3102 Geopolitics (Pre-requisite GEO2047) 20   1&2
GEO3103 Geographies of Money (Pre-requisite GEO2099) 20   2
GEO3108 International and Historical Perspectives on Race (Pre-requisite GEO2103) 20   2
GEO3114 Local and Regional Development (Pre-requisite GEO2099) 20  1&2
GEO3125 Critical history, participatory theory and practice in the Carribean 20   2
GEO3130 Mapping the City: The urban form, transformation and experience (Pre-requisite GEO2043) 20 1&2
GEO3131  Aerial Geographies (Pre-requisite GEO2047)  20  2
GEO3134 Geographies of Sustainability (Pre-requisite GEO1010) 20   1
GEO3135 Geographies of Gender and Generation (Pre-requisites GEO2110 and GEO2043) 20   1
GEO3139 Geographies of Mobility and Communications (Pre-requisite at least one Stage 2 Human Geography module) 20   2
GEO3141  Cities of the Global South 20   2
GEO3145  Humanitarianism: Representation, Intervention and Rescue (Pre-requisites GEO2047 and GEO2103) 20  1
GEO3148 Emotional Geographies of Everyday Life (Pre-requisites at least two of either GEO2047, GEO2099, GEO2110 or GEO2103) 20 2

Primarily Physical Geography:

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
GEO3110 Tectonic Geomorphology (Pre-requisites: to have participated in one of the Geography field courses in Stage 2) 20   2
GEO3117 Global Water Resources 20 1
GEO3128 Polar Environments 20 1&2
GEO3136 Applied Geomorphology and Natural Hazards (Pre-requisite GEO1020) 20   1&2
GEO3147 Palaeoclimates (Prequisite GEO2136 helpful but not essential) 20 2