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BSc (Hons) Physical Geography (Sandwich)

University of Huddersfield
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Course UCAS code: F840
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  • BSc (Hons), Sandwich , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
**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.
Year 1 Core modules: Research Skills Dynamic Living Systems Earth Processes Climate, Meteorology and Atmospheric Systems Global Earth Cycles People and Place Year 2 Core modules: Advanced Research Skills Ecological Adaptation and Conservation Management Geomorphological Processes and Landforms Spatial Modelling Anthropocene Social, Environmental and Cultural Challenges Year 3 - optional placement year Final year Core modules: Research Project Mountain Environments and Glaciation River Catchment Management Principles and Practices in Geography Option modules: Choose one module from a list, which may include- Conservation Science Soil Properties and Contamination
Assessment Methods:
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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15 January

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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!

School of Applied Science - Geography:
Tel. +44 (0)1484 473867
Email. [email protected]

School of Applied Science - Geography:
Tel. +44 (0)1484 473867
Email. [email protected]

Student Recruitment Team:
Tel. +44 (0)1484 472625
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  • Emmamitchell25's avatar by Emmamitchell25 on 22nd July 2019
    Overall, the university has few faults. There are always friendly faces on and around campus, there are always events and things going on that cater to all interests. The teaching quality is very very high, and lectures are always made to be engaging.
  • kendaal_96's avatar by kendaal_96 on 24th January 2019
    This is a great university. There is a lot of facilities, including the library, cafes/shops and a gym. The town is really easy to get around and everything is close together.
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