Human Geography (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

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Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 04/10/2018

Our Human Geography joint honours degree will give you an understanding of the basic concepts of geographical enquiry and how they apply to social, cultural, political and economic debates.

 

Course

Highlights

  • International study trips.
  • Study skills training and work modules available.
  • Flexible and diverse modules to specialise in your preferred area.

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 typically costs about £2,000.
For photos of a recent trip to the USA view the flickr album.

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.

Read more…

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

As geographers you will develop a unique portfolio of skills, knowledge and experience that make you suitable for a wide range of vocations. You will be able to collect, process, analyse and communicate all types of information. You will often work in teams, pooling your expertise so as to better understand complex problems. Such skills are valued highly by employers.

Thanks to our innovative and distinctive approach to enhancing the employability of our graduates, they have a strong employment record, taking on roles in areas such as planning, teaching, local government and retail management.

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

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:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

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

Course Content

You will develop an understanding of the broad themes in the subject, such as sustainable development and geographical techniques. You will examine a wide range of issues and debates within Human Geography and the methods used to explore these. There is also a focus on sustainable development.

  • Introducing Human Geographies (20 Credits)
    Module code: GEO1006
    Core Module Y
  • Learning for Sustainable Development (20 Credits)
    Module code: GEO1017
    Core Module Y
  • Geographical Techniques 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: GEO1013
    Core Module Y

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.

Facilities &

Special Features

  • Human Geography can be combined with a wide range of subjects
  • our academic staff are enthusiastic, experienced and excellent teachers
  • friendly and supportive environment, with individual support for learning and skills development
  • our study skills training and Geographers at Work module ensure you have the best opportunities to find work when you graduate

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Studies

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

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

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

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

International: £12,000

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

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,…

Joint Honours Study

We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 04/10/2018

  • Our Human Geography joint honours degree will give you an understanding of the basic concepts of geographical enquiry and how they apply to social, cultural, political and economic debates.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • International study trips.
    • Study skills training and work modules available.
    • Flexible and diverse modules to specialise in your preferred area.

    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 typically costs about £2,000.
    For photos of a recent trip to the USA view the flickr album.

    • 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

      As geographers you will develop a unique portfolio of skills, knowledge and experience that make you suitable for a wide range of vocations. You will be able to collect, process, analyse and communicate all types of information. You will often work in teams, pooling your expertise so as to better understand complex problems. Such skills are valued highly by employers.

      Thanks to our innovative and distinctive approach to enhancing the employability of our graduates, they have a strong employment record, taking on roles in areas such as planning, teaching, local government and retail management.

  • 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:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      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 an understanding of the broad themes in the subject, such as sustainable development and geographical techniques. You will examine a wide range of issues and debates within Human Geography and the methods used to explore these. There is also a focus on sustainable development.

    • Introducing Human Geographies (20 Credits)
      Module code: GEO1006
      Core Module Y
    • Learning for Sustainable Development (20 Credits)
      Module code: GEO1017
      Core Module Y
    • Geographical Techniques 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: GEO1013
      Core Module Y

    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 Studies

      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.

  • 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

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

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

    International: £12,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    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,…

  • We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

    Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour