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Undergraduate courses

We are an interdisciplinary, diverse department led by internationally recognised research-active academics. We offer high-quality teaching across a range of programmes, including human and environmental geography, physical geography, international development, community studies and social sciences, providing a range of option modules in addition to the core modules for our programmes. Our field trips explore diverse social and ecological environments in the UK, India and the Mediterranean.

BSC ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

  • Learn what drives environmental change and how to manage natural systems under unprecedented pressure
  • discover the core scientific principles you need to understand the key environmental challenges we face in the 21st century
  • learn from leading researchers in the discipline, in the classroom and the field
  • acquire knowledge, skills and research experience to enhance your employability
  • with a solid grounding in key disciplinary skills in your first year, you can then tailor your degree to your interests by drawing from a range of modules in human, physical and environmental geography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  

BSC GEOGRAPHY AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

  • Learn about the crucial processes and challenges shaping our social and physical environment
  • study the impact of globalisation on international development and how development and globalisation impact on the environment in the 21st century
  • learn about challenging issues ranging across social and cultural geography, environment and development studies
  • learn from leading researchers in the discipline, in the classroom and the field
  • acquire knowledge, skills and research experience to enhance your employability
  • with a solid grounding in key disciplinary skills in your first year, you can then tailor your degree to your interests by drawing from a range of modules in human, physical and environmental geography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  

BA HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

  • Explore how we interact with each other and the environment, exploring the relationship between culture, identity, space and place
  • gain a deeper understanding of the complex processes that shape our contemporary social, political, economic and cultural lives
  • learn from leading researchers in the discipline, in the classroom and the field
  • acquire knowledge, skills and research experience to enhance your employability
  • with a solid grounding in key disciplinary skills in your first year, you can then tailor your degree to your interests by choosing from modules in social, cultural and economic geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), anthropology and development.

BSC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

  • This award-winning course will teach you the key ideas and principles you need to engage with diverse communities and influence public policy
  • engage with and learn from leading community development practitioners and policy professionals
  • develop the skills and knowledge to make a real difference in your community or field of practice
  • acquire knowledge, skills and research experience to enhance your employability
  • with a solid grounding in key disciplinary skills in your first year, you can then tailor your degree to your interests by choosing from modules in Social Sciences, Human Geography or International Development.

BSC SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Explore questions of social justice, social relations and social inequalities
  • gain the theoretical tools and knowledge to better understand why social inequality persists and how your own life experiences intersect with wider social structures, such as race, class and gender
  • understand how society operates from the local to the global level and how this is changing
  • learn from leading researchers in the discipline, in the classroom and the field
  • acquire knowledge, skills and research experience to enhance your employability
  • alongside a solid grounding in key disciplinary skills, you can tailor your degree to your interests by drawing from a range of modules in geography, history, politics, philosophy, international development, psychosocial studies, social policy and sociology.