Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but donât have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Environmental change and the physical processes that affect the natural world increasingly impact on our everyday lives. This hands-on course will provide a solid understanding of the global environment and how problems relating to it prompt us to develop ways to manage and conserve the world around us. Youâll learn how to write critically, how to interpret data, and how to develop as a researcher. Modules span the breadth of geography recognising that issues such as climate change, connect human and physical dimensions of the subject.
Professional practice and the use of external speakers from a range of professional backgrounds, as well as visits to relevant outside organisations, plays a key part in our teaching strategies.
Third-year fieldtrips include destinations overseas. Recent fieldtrips have included opportunities to research such issues as: Maasai ways of life in the Kenyan savannah; urban change in Chinese cities, gentrification in Seattle; first nations and mineral development on Vancouver Island in Canada; and the economics of crofting in the Scottish Highlands.
In addition, our students have the option of spending a semester in other institutions, both European and further afield, with the study abroad scheme.
Alongside subject knowledge, the strength of Geography at UCLan lies in the development and application of a range of transferable skills all of which are strongly sought after by employers. Our programmes place a central emphasis on employability and at developing studentsâ transferable skills.
Our students go into a range of careers, some of which involve use of subject-specific knowledge, eg. planning, teaching, environmental management, conservation, or development agencies. Others utilise transferable skills e.g. resource-based companies, banking, accountancy, retail, local government and management.
Year 1: Skills for Science, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Year 2: Compulsory Modules; Introduction to Physical Geography, Ecology, Human Geography, Introduction to Academic Principles, Skills for the Field and Laboratory
Year 3: Compulsory Modules; Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Soils and the Environment, Research Theory and Practice. Plus two optional and one elective modules
Year 4: Compulsory Modules; River and Water Management, Fieldwork (includes residential fieldtrip), Dissertation (worth two modules in value). Plus two optional modules
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Preston’s such a lovely student city – there’s something on each night and the prices are amazing, it’s really geared toward students. Warehouse and The Ship Inn saw the most of my nights out in town. It’s not really a bustling metropolis, but less distractions = more work done! And if you’re wanting a huge night, Liverpool’s about half an hour on the train and is amazing. My course is great, with fascinating, empathetic teachers who really support and encourage us, and the facilities are top notch. The Student Union is also incredibly supportive, and they always have time for us.
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Honestly I could not recommend UCLan anymore than I am. I wholeheartedly believe that the lecturers are there to help you learn and grow as a person rather to just keep up rankings. You are made to feel like an individual and not just another student.
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