Ever wondered why natural disasters happen? If they're becoming more prevalent? Or perhaps considered howbest to deal with their consequences? With its focus on how physical spaces on our planet are sculpted and the interplay of people, the environment and biodiversity - physical geography allows you to consider these and other questions at length.
For example you'll have the opportunity to examine the contemporary landscape and the processes which have influenced its formation, before following specific routes in your final year.
We offer two modules on environment and society to ensure that you appreciate how the physical world has influenced how we, as a society, have developed.
You can also gain valuable insights and real-world experience, in the third year from an optional work placement, to help you get ahead in the career of your choice. In the final year of this course you'll have the chance to complete a dissertation that includes a piece of independent research.
We also firmly believe in 'learning through doing' and since fieldwork is an integral part of any geographers training, you'll find that we've embedded field-trips, including residential field courses in Years 1 and 2, into all three of our Geography degrees, so you can fully embrace the fantastic opportunities that learning in the field presents.
All our teaching staff are educated to doctoral level in their respective subject areas and have expertise in most areas of geography.
Dynamic Living Systems
Climate, Meteorology and Atmospheric Systems
Global Earth Cycles
People and Place
Advanced Research Skills
Ecological Adaptation and Conservation Management
Geomorphological Processes and Landforms
Social, Environmental and Cultural Challenges
Year 3 - optional placement year
Mountain Environments and Glaciation
River Catchment Management
Principles and Practices in Geography
Choose one module from a list, which may include-
Soil Properties and Contamination
Assessment will include project work, written assignments (reports/essays), presentations and examinations. The final year research project contributes to your degree classification.
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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Huddersfield was a challenging and fun experience for me. The lecturers really inspired me to think creatively and forced me to consider new perspectives. The city life is ok, there’s not tonnes of clubbing but you can always hop on the train to Leeds or Manchester for a mad one. I prefer to hang out in the pub after lectures, anyway. There are loads of great facilities here too, the library is particularly amazing. The careers service is also incredibly helpful, I walked straight into a job after graduation!
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