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BSc (Honours) Geography

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)

Geography

Course in clearing
Full-time Geography and environment

Study an applied, career-focused course and learn through research and professional practice, developing critical academic and professional skills to address contemporary geographical, social, and environmental challenges.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2022. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 or apply online.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? F810
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Gain knowledge in all key areas of geography or specialise in your own area of interest.
  • Apply your knowledge to real-world problems from a geographical viewpoint.
  • Develop your practical skills through laboratory and outdoor fieldwork.
  • Study and work abroad, gaining real-life experience in an international setting - with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

You’ll develop an advanced understanding of human, physical and environmental geography. You’ll graduate from a course that’s accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and the Royal Geographic Society.


Student view

Watch student Lawrence Penn talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Andrew Jones talk about this course.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course combines both the academic and vocational aspects of geography, preparing you for an exciting career in this ever-changing field. Learning through first-hand experiences is a key element of our teaching approach – you’ll be able to apply your knowledge to real-life projects. Learning and assessments are based on real challenges, locations, or organisations to demonstrate how theory relates to professional practice.

You learn through

  • fieldwork
  • work placements
  • laboratory classes
  • IT sessions
  • lectures and seminars
  • tutorials and workshops
  • field trips

You may also have the opportunity to study a foreign language and study and work abroad, with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Rebecca Sharpe
Dr Rebecca Sharpe
Senior Lecturer in Geography

Dr Sharpe joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer in 2014 continuing her research and teaching Data Analysis and Environmental Geography.

Applied learning

Work placements

You can experience real-world projects by undertaking a year-long work placement between your second and final years. Here you’ll work with private companies, government bodies or voluntary organisations on their latest ventures. By doing so you’ll not only gain commercial skills – you’ll also build a valuable professional network. 

You can study abroad at one of our partner universities for half of your work placement year. We have international study exchange agreements in countries including Australia, Canada, Finland, Italy and Norway. Many of our European partner institutions teach in English, but to support your international placement or future international aspirations, you can study a foreign language too.

Field trips

Fieldwork puts learning into context and provides some of the richest experiences on the course. As well as our onsite facilities, we use Sheffield’s city centre and the stunning Peak District National Park as a base for learning. We also have residential field trips to outstanding locations in Snowdonia, New York, Amsterdam, Spain and Iceland.

Networking opportunities

Get involved with our highly active student Geography Society. Together you can organise and enjoy social and academic events – as well as experiencing a programme of inspirational speakers, many who are leaders in their fields. Beyond the award students have the opportunity to engage with volunteering, accrediting bodies, research projects, and guest speakers further enabling application of course knowledge and skill sets in a real-world context.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • environmental and ecological consultancies
  • water, energy and other utility companies
  • geographical information systems (GIS)
  • local and national government
  • international organisations
  • logistics
  • education
  • planning and housing
  • further study and research

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • various Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software packages and technology
  • laboratory equipment used for water sample analysis, microscope analyses of plants, animals & sediments, magnetic susceptibility analysis, and soil analysis
  • a hydraulic flume
  • a range of field equipment including those used in surveying, hydrological studies, soil & water sampling & field-analysis, peat corers, lake corers, ecological studies, and a ground-penetrating radar

Entry requirements

All students

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. Must include Geography or Environmental Science.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Approaches To Human Geography Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Explorations In Urban Geography Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fieldwork And Professional Skills In Geography Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Environmental Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Planet Earth Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Development And Sustainability Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: International Field Work Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Experience Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Methods In Environmental, Geographical And Social Sciences Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Conservation Ecology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Development, Power And Imperialism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Economic Geography Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Energy, Waste And Resources Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fluvial Geomorphology And Hydrology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Geographical Information Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Geographies Of Everyday Life Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Geography Of Radical Ecology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Glaciers And Glaciation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Outdoor Learning: Nature, Culture And Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainable Settlements Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dissertation (Geography, Environment And Planning) Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Environmental Hazards Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Field Research Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Advanced Gis Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Atmospheric And Water Quality Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Conservation And Habitat Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contaminated Land And Remediation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Development In Latin America Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Environmental Impact Assessment & Management Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Globalisation, Democracy And Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Past Environmental Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: People And The Natural Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Place, Memory And Meaning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainable Regeneration Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Transport Geography And Planning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Geography and environment courses (PDF, 747.3KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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