We introduce you to the theories and realities of global development and sustainability issues. You’ll acquire the foundational Geography skills to equip you to develop your interests and skills in these fields.
In your second year, you’ll acquire more specialist knowledge and skills in topics and research methods relevant to professional practice. Your research skills are developed through an extended research project in the spatial development module where you’ll apply your growing mastery of your subject to real-world problems and issues.
You’ll also start to plan for your career options, with opportunities to undertake a work placement or to volunteer overseas.
The optional field trip to India offers a unique opportunity to explore development and sustainability themes in a real-world context. On this trip, you’ll examine environmental hazards and development, wellbeing and social inequalities, and the legacy of colonialism. Please note that some of our field trips may incur an additional expense on top of your course fees.
In your final year, you’ll continue to specialise. You’ll also develop your skills as an independent scholar by undertaking primary research that will enable you to demonstrate both the academic and transferable skills you’ve acquired on the course.
An optional field trip to Barcelona examines urban regeneration, social inequalities and urban sustainability. There is also the opportunity to undertake a community placement and project as part of your studies.