Combined Honours

Geography

Geography

Overview

Discover our range of Geography modules for 2018-19.

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

Find reading lists on our website. 

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.

Human Geography modules:

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
GEO2043 Key Methods for Human Geographers (Co-requisite for Human Geography fieldtrip modules) 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

Physical Geography modules:

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
GE02136 Global Environmental Change 20 1&2
GEO2137

Key Methods for Physical Geographers (Pre-requisite GEO1020)

(Co-requisite for Physical Geography fieldtrip modules)
20 1&2
GEO2226 Glacial Environments 20 1&2
GEO2228 Biogeography (Pre-requisite GEO1020) 20 1&2
GEO2229 River Catchment Dynamics (Pre-requisite GEO1020) 20 1

Fieldtrip modules:

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
GEO2222* Geography Fieldtrip for Module Pre-registration (please read the important note below about field trip modules) 20 2

*Important notes about field trip modules:

 

More information on how to apply for a field course module will be made available, however if in April/May 2018 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. 

 

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 2019).   These modules will not available to Combined Honours students who study Geography in a minor (40 credits) weighting.  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.

 

The destinations of the field course trips vary each year and will not be confirmed until during the Autumn Term of the 2018/19 academic year however they are likely to be:

 

Human Geography fieldtrip modules:

 *All Human Geography fieldtrips have GEO2043 as a co-requisite*

 

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
GEO2100 Migration, Belonging and Everyday Geopolitics: Contested Geographies of New York City (Co-requisites GEO2043 and at least one of either GEO2047, GEO2103 or GEO2110) 20 2
GEO2124 The creative and knowledge-based economy: Berlin field course (Pre-requisite: GEO1010) (Co-requisites GEO2043 and GEO2099) 20 2
GEO2128 Comparative Urbanism and Central Europe: Vienna and Bratislava (Co-requisites GEO2043, and recommended co-requisite GEO2047 and / or GEO2110 20 2

GEO2139

Exploring everyday political geographies in a divided city: Nicosia – Cyprus fieldtrip (Co-requisites GEO2043 and GEO2047) 20 2
GEO2224 Sustainable Urban Development: Barcelona Field Course (Co-requisite GEO2043) 20 2
GEO2225 Citizenship in a global city: Hong Kong Field Course (Co-requisites GEO2043 and at least one of GEO2047, GEO2103 and GEO2110) 20 2

 

 

Physical Geography fieldtrip modules:

 

*All Physical Geography fieldtrips have GEO2137 as a co-requisite*

 

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
GEO2037

Ireland Field course (Co-requisite GEO2137)

20 2

GEO2052

Iceland Field course (Co-requisite GEO2137) 20 2

 

More information on how to apply for a field course module will be made available, however if in April/May 2018 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. 

Students study either 40, 60 or 80 credits from the list below in Stage 3.

Human Geography Modules:

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester
GEO3041 Geographies of Commodities (Pre-requisite GEO2099) 20 1
GEO3063 Militarism: Space and Society 20 2
GEO3102 Geopolitics (Pre-requisite GEO2047) 20   1&2
GEO3114 Local and Regional Development (Pre-requisite GEO2099) 20  1&2
GEO3130 Mapping the City: The urban form, transformation and experience (Pre-requisite GEO2043) 20 1&2
GEO3135 Geographies of Gender and Generation (Pre-requisites GEO2103 or GEO2110) 20   1
GEO3141  Cities of the Global South (Pre-requisite: at least one of either GEO2047, GEO2099, GEO2103 or GEO2110) 20   2
GEO3145  Humanitarianism: Representation, Intervention and Rescue (Pre-requisites GEO2047 and GEO2103) 20  1
GEO3146 Geographies of Working Lives (Pre-requisite: at least two of either GEO2099, GEO2103 and GEO2110) 20 2
GEO3148 Emotional Geographies of Everyday Life (Pre-requisites at least one of either GEO2047, GEO2099, GEO2110 or GEO2103) 20 2
GEO3149 Geographies of Film, Representation and Critical Spectatorship (Pre-requisites GEO2047 and GEO2110) 20 2
GEO3150 Participatory Research and Development (Pre-requisites GEO2043, GEO2103 and GEO2110) 20 2
GEO3151 Geographies of Health 20 2

Physical Geography Modules:

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
GEO3110 Tectonic Geomorphology (Pre-requisite: to have participated in one of the Physical Geography field course modules 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 (Recommended Prequisite GEO2136 helpful but not essential) 20 2