Geography explores the relationships between people, places and the environment. Our diverse degree has a strong emphasis on applied skills and career development. You can choose to specialise or maintain a broad range of interests, and a placement year offers valuable work experience. Plymouth is the ideal setting, giving you hands-on experience of a vibrant, historically-rich, urban environment surrounded by iconic rural and coastal communities and landscapes.
You will learn from expert, accessible, supportive staff who are skilled researchers in their field. Youâll enjoy unique open access to our laboratory and resource centre designed for students studying science and engineering courses. Youâll also take advantage of a wide range of study abroad possibilities in Europe and the USA, as well as a residential field course in each year of the course.
* Choose from a range of human, physical and environmental geography modules â our stimulating programme of geographical studies includes theory and practical elements.
* Develop your understanding of the ways in which humans interpret, organise and respond to aspects in their social, cultural, economic, political and physical environments through teaching that includes lectures, seminars, international residential fieldwork, tutorials, information and communications technology and geographic information systems.
* Learn from expert, accessible, supportive staff who are skilled researchers in their field.
* Experience a valuable work placement programme, opening up a range of career opportunities such as consultancy, policy development and management, teaching, planning and conservation.
In your first year, modules will introduce you to the latest developments in human and physical geography. Undertake residential fieldwork and develop your practical and applied skills through lab work. Youâll also take part in small group tutorials.
In your second year, youâll deepen your knowledge with a wide range of optional modules in human and physical geography and core modules in theories, practical skills and careers development. Youâll also have the chance to take field courses in Ireland or Brittany.
In your final year, youâll have the option of an overseas field-course (recent courses have run in USA, Iceland, Borneo, Denmark and Portugal). Youâll also write a dissertation on any aspect of human or physical geography. Thereâs a wide range of optional modules in human or physical geography, plus the option of taking a work experience module to prepare you for your first job.
9% of assessment is by exam, 79% by coursework and 12% practical assessment
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If you're looking for a uni with great new facilities, a wide range of courses and supportive staff, based in a city with great night life, places to eat and shops- but also less than an hour from some great beaches or rural Dartmoor, then Plymouth might just be what you are after. Plymouth offers a wide range of courses, with some more specialist options, especially relating to marine and coastal engineering and science- and the SU has a huge range of societies and sports to join, so you're bound to find something that matches your interests.
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I moved to Plymouth in a sad state, missing my family and home in Ireland and initial look of the city wasn’t great because it is quite small. However throughout the years in biomedical and dentistry I have grown to love it and as soon as I go home no I do miss it. I love the outdoorsy lifestyle when it’s sunny and the people , especially students are so friendly and welcoming
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