As we attempt to improve human welfare and environmental quality, it is vital that we have a good understanding of the social, political and economic forces which shape development and social change in our interdependent world.
You will learn to understand the uneven nature of economic and social development and the varying characteristics of people's lives in different locations, and will develop skills in the manipulation and evaluation of geographical information. In your third year, you will undertake an independent research project, which will allow you to apply your knowledge to a small research exercise in your chose field of interest.
This degree aims to produce highly trained geographers, skilled in economic, social and environmental geography with reference to developed and developing countries. The analytical and communication skills you will develop will also be highly valued in many occupations and careers.
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You will take two compulsory courses, and choose one course from a choice of three: either Environmental Change: Past Present and Future; or Contemporary Europe; or Sustainable Development. For your fourth course you can choose from arrange of other approved outside options, or take one more of the three courses listed above which you haven’t already taken. You will also take LSE100, which is taught in the Lent term only.
The second year core courses provide a thorough grounding in the key environmental, economic, social and political aspects of the discipline and form the basis for a range of more specialist third-year options. You will also take three further geography and environment options, one of which may be an approved outside option, and will continue to take LSE100 in the Michaelmas Term only.
In the third year you will take undertake an independent research project and take three further geography and environment options of your choice.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Book IELTS
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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