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BA (Hons) Geography with International Relations

University of Plymouth
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Course UCAS code: L7LF
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  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
Combine geography with international relations and discover the core principles of human geography, learnt with political, economic and social issues globally. You’ll study the relations between people, place and environment, democracy in the developing world and explore international political economies and security and rural development. Learn new skills and put them to the test with the chance to study abroad, international field trips and a placement opportunity. You will gain excellent communication skills by working independently and as part of a team and learn from our accessible, supportive staff – expert researchers in their field. You will seize the opportunity to gain 'problem-solving' experience. You’ll be equipped with advanced computer and information technology competence and expertise in other job-related skills. You will also have the opportunity to choose to study abroad in Europe or the USA. * Maximise your choice of option modules by studying geography as a major subject within a BA combined honours degree. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, international residential fieldwork and tutorials. * Develop your understanding of the ways in which humans interpret, organise and respond to aspects in their social, cultural, economic, political and physical environments. * Seize the opportunity to gain 'problem-solving' experience. You’ll also be equipped with advanced computer and information technology competence and expertise in other job-related skills. * Examine the way political, economic and social issues affect all our lives – international relations will introduce you to key events and debates, with the opportunity to study a number of relevant themes. * Gain excellent communication skills by working independently and as part of a team and learn from our accessible, supportive staff – expert researchers in their field. * Benefit from our unique location in the heart of the historical city of Plymouth, bordered by Dartmoor National Park as well as the Tamar Valley and South Hams Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Devon and Cornwall have glorious beaches, coasts, rivers and estuaries.
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In your first year, lectures, tutorials, practicals and local fieldwork in human geography will strengthen your knowledge and introduce new ideas and techniques. Geography modules introduce themes such as globalisation, population and development as well as how to practise geography. You’ll also be introduced to the concepts and processes of international relations analysis. In your second year, you’ll specialise in human geography options (fieldwork options may also be chosen). Geography modules include the principles and practice of geographical research, sustainability policies and practices, and geography and employability. You’ll also have the chance to study abroad (Europe, North America or Australia). Develop your knowledge further by exploring many important themes of contemporary international relations. In your final year, you’ll write a dissertation on your choice of geography research topic and take further geography option modules including a work experience module to prepare you for future employment. Fieldwork options outside the UK are offered. You’ll also have a variety of international relations study options including peace-keeping and humanitarian intervention, refugee studies, arms control, European security, maritime studies, Asia-Pacific, Middle Eastern and post-colonial studies. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
Assessment Methods:
11% of assessment is by exam, 77% by coursework and 12% practical assessment
Application deadline details:

15 January

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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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Admissions:
Tel. +44 (0) 1752 585858
Email. [email protected]

Admissions:
Tel. +44 (0) 1752 585858
Email. [email protected]

 
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