Geography (Human Geography) BSc (Hons)

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Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 04/12/2018

What impact do humans have on our environment? How are they being addressed at local, national and international level? How can we influence change? If those are the sorts of questions that interest you then our Geography (Human Geography) programme will be of interest!

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Course

Highlights

  • International fieldtrip, previous locations have included the Grand Canyon.
  • Flexible and diverse modules to specialise in your preferred area.
  • Plenty of opportunity for fieldwork.
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

This course includes residential and day fieldwork trips within the UK and overseas. These opportunities help you to develop your skills and also visit sites that may be restricted for the general public.

As well as local area visits, there is a residential trip to America where you will study the physical landscape, tourism and resource management.

There is no charge for field visits within the UK, however the optional 15 night trip to the USA as part of the second year module, USA Field Module, typically costs about £2,000.

Course Details

Our Human Geography degree course explores a range of topics, but specialises in human geography. This flexibility allows you to study the influence of humans on the environment.

Within the programme, you will undertake a wide variety of activities and encounter new challenges that help support the theoretical underpinnings. Scientists must be able to explain their research to a wide range of audiences. This is particularly important for those studying the impact humans have on the world as this is an emotive subject with possible economic ramifications. This course will equip you with the skills you need to inform and influence people to effect positive changes at individual and governmental levels, including assessing the relevance of methodological options, presentation skills, and considering ethical demands.

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The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Geographers are highly sought after in the jobs market and this diverse programme develops the skills necessary to secure employment in both the public and private sectors.

You will develop excellent communication and analytical skills and be able to enter a diverse range of jobs as well as further study.

Recent graduates have found work in social research, teaching, environmental management and local government and planning.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

You will develop your understanding of the fundamentals of Human and Physical Geography, while project and practical work allow you to improve your evaluative and applied investigative skills, laboratory skills and research techniques.

  • Geographical Techniques 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: GEO1013
    Core Module Y
  • Introducing Human Geographies (20 Credits)
    Module code: GEO1006
    Core Module Y
  • Learning for Sustainable Development (20 Credits)
    Module code: GEO1017
    Core Module Y
  • The Physical Environment (20 Credits)
    Module code: GEO1107
    Core Module Y
  • Geography and Development 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: GEO1010
    Core Module Y
  • Geohazards (20 Credits)
    Module code: GEO1108
    Core Module N
  • Tourism Impacts and Sustainability (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI1003
    Core Module N
  • International Development: Social and Cultural Issues and Debates (20 Credits)
    Module code: DEV1001
    Core Module N

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

We offer an innovative approach to enhancing your employability. Our geography programmes feature career planning modules, which focus on developing your awareness of your subject-specific and transferable skills and a reflective approach to learning. We are confident that this experience gives you the edge when applying for employment or postgraduate training.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Managing Waste and Environmental Resources MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: 12,500

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,000

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 04/12/2018

  • What impact do humans have on our environment? How are they being addressed at local, national and international level? How can we influence change? If those are the sorts of questions that interest you then our Geography (Human Geography) programme will be of interest!

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    Course

    Highlights

    • International fieldtrip, previous locations have included the Grand Canyon.
    • Flexible and diverse modules to specialise in your preferred area.
    • Plenty of opportunity for fieldwork.
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Our Human Geography degree course explores a range of topics, but specialises in human geography. This flexibility allows you to study the influence of humans on the environment.

    Within the programme, you will undertake a wide variety of activities and encounter new challenges that help support the theoretical underpinnings. Scientists must be able to explain their research to a wide range of audiences. This is particularly important for those studying the impact humans have on the world as this is an emotive subject with possible economic ramifications. This course will equip you with the skills you need to inform and influence people to effect positive changes at individual and governmental levels, including assessing the relevance of methodological options, presentation skills, and considering ethical demands.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    This course includes residential and day fieldwork trips within the UK and overseas. These opportunities help you to develop your skills and also visit sites that may be restricted for the general public.

    As well as local area visits, there is a residential trip to America where you will study the physical landscape, tourism and resource management.

    There is no charge for field visits within the UK, however the optional 15 night trip to the USA as part of the second year module, USA Field Module, typically costs about £2,000.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Geographers are highly sought after in the jobs market and this diverse programme develops the skills necessary to secure employment in both the public and private sectors.

      You will develop excellent communication and analytical skills and be able to enter a diverse range of jobs as well as further study.

      Recent graduates have found work in social research, teaching, environmental management and local government and planning.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will develop your understanding of the fundamentals of Human and Physical Geography, while project and practical work allow you to improve your evaluative and applied investigative skills, laboratory skills and research techniques.

    • Geographical Techniques 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: GEO1013
      Core Module Y
    • Introducing Human Geographies (20 Credits)
      Module code: GEO1006
      Core Module Y
    • Learning for Sustainable Development (20 Credits)
      Module code: GEO1017
      Core Module Y
    • The Physical Environment (20 Credits)
      Module code: GEO1107
      Core Module Y
    • Geography and Development 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: GEO1010
      Core Module Y
    • Geohazards (20 Credits)
      Module code: GEO1108
      Core Module N
    • Tourism Impacts and Sustainability (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI1003
      Core Module N
    • International Development: Social and Cultural Issues and Debates (20 Credits)
      Module code: DEV1001
      Core Module N

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Managing Waste and Environmental Resources MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: 12,500

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,000

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour