This BA in Geography (Hons) at Bishop Grosseteste University College considers changing environments and landscapes, the effects of natural processes on the earth, the interaction of people with the planet, and the fortunes and fates of ecosystems. BGU Geography students also learn about the enjoyment of and exploitation of the world’s natural and human resources, the promotion and protection of environments and peoples, issues of inequality and division, and the ways by which we govern and plan countries, cities and countrysides.
Are you looking to explore the many attractions and dilemmas of the world around us? Geography is an amazing discipline to study at university. Geography at BGU aims to cover the spectrum of human and physical areas of enquiry. You will study challenging ideas in geography, but also many of the geographical methods and approaches used in applied work contexts, such as in education and teaching, urban and rural planning, conservation and economic regeneration, market research, risk management, tourism and leisure, and defence.
In order to experience the degree in greater depth, we will be giving you opportunities to take part in optional enrichment activities to enhance your knowledge, including a range of field courses and trips.
In studying Geography at BGU, you will also investigate how geographical information is gathered, analysed and displayed using sophisticated and advanced methods and technologies. In addition to our full-time staff, you will learn from other specialists and professionals who work with geographical information and skills. Field course experiences will also be a key aspect of your experience.
Careers & Further Study
Throughout this course, you will acquire a number of useful skills which can be transferred to the workplace, such as good communication skills, the ability to work effectively in groups and as an individual, good organisational and decision-making skills, effective analytical skills, and the ability to apply theory to practice. Possible future careers for geography graduates include education and teaching, town and country planning, conservation work, market research, the media and tourism and leisure.
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