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BSc (Hons) Geography (Professional Placement Year)

Bath Spa University
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Course UCAS code: F801
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  • BSc (Hons), Full-time With Year In Industry , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year. Our Geography course at Bath Spa University will expand your understanding of the relationship between people and places. Geography is about understanding why 'here' differs from 'there'; how people's lives vary in these different places; and how our own lives are dependent on people and places, near and far. The course takes an integrated approach to Geography, helping you understand both the human and physical aspects of the subject. You develop the ability to link environmental processes with social and spatial behaviours which is a defining feature of geographical practice. - Be supported by a friendly team of lecturers, who are excellent teachers and active researchers. - Specialise in topics such as river and coastal processes; poverty and development; environmental hazards; sustainability; and much more. - Understand today’s pressing global and local issues, from climate change to sustainable development. - Take part in a range of day and residential trips (recent residential trips include Barcelona, the Lake District and Northern India). **More about the Professional Placement Year** A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.
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Year 1 introduces you to the exciting world of Geography, developing your foundational geographical knowledge and skills. You will get a taste of a variety of geographies, and there are plenty of opportunities to do fieldwork. Topics of study may include examining contemporary geographical issues and exploring key issues such as development and sustainability. In Year 2 will start to specialise in your geographical interests, with a greater emphasis placed on research methods. You will learn a wide range of useful methods and techniques, both in the classroom and through fieldwork. There are also many optional modules to choose from. Finally, Year 3 will see you further specialise and develop your skills as an independent scholar by undertaking dissertation research. There are further optional modules to choose from. For more information please refer to our website.
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15 January

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Cows. Sheep. Swans. Squirrels. The Newton Park campus of Bath Spa University may as well be a zoo. Overlooking the rolling hills of Somerset, this picturesque, postcard-worthy place is perfect for the lovers of the natural world. All the essentials are here: we've got the general shop, on-campus doctors, the SU (with their unbeatable pizza meals), and of course the Starbucks. Everything is so close, you'll be able to roll out of bed and straight into a lecture. Campus is peaceful and tranquil most of the time, although you may be woken up rather early by the mooing cows outside your window.

Set for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Bath Spa Admissions Team:
Tel. 01225 876180
Email. [email protected]

Bath Spa Admissions Team:
Tel. 01225 876180
Email. [email protected]

 
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  • BeeHappy101's avatar by BeeHappy101 on 24th January 2019
    Great, not a problem with anything, the only thing is that it may be frustrating to ask the university questions at times but whatever problem I have is solved within a few days.
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
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