Our courses allow you to choose from a range of modules. We have a strong commitment to active learning and our teaching is delivered through lectures, practical classes, tutorials, class discussions, group activities and field courses.
All our students go on a residential field course in the first year and can then select from a range of field trips to UK and international destinations linked to specialist modules in years two and three across both human and physical geography. In the third year, you will carry out a major personal research project culminating with the submission of a 10,000 word dissertation.
The school has specially-equipped laboratories for the analysis of soil, water and vegetation samples, as well as computing labs and a visualisation suite. You will also benefit from the use of teaching support resources that complement those of the University libraries, and an extensive map collection housed in our student resource centre.
Assessment methods include formal examinations, essays, project reports, lab reports, field notebooks, posters, verbal presentations, video diaries and a dissertation. Your final degree classification is based on marks gained during your second and third years of study.