Geography BSc (Hons)Coventry University
£ 9.000 - (10.393 €)
- Bachelor's degree
- Scarborough (Inglaterra)
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This Geography course runs in 2016/17.
This course lets you explore the dynamics of physical landscapes and their links with people and places. You will examine the physical and environmental principles that offer new insight into global issues such as climate change, sustainability and pollution.
You will explore the nature of the physical world, and the processes that shape it over time. In doing so, you will discover ways of protecting finite resources, and you will develop knowledge and practical skills that allow you to help solve environmental problems and make informed contributions to policy.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- the opportunity to undertake residential fieldwork and site visits to a range of locations, both in the UK and overseas;
- employment prospects for successful graduates in public and private sector organisations concerned with environmental management and/or promoting sustainable development. Recent graduate employers include the Environment Agency, Halcrow Group Ltd, and the Forestry Commission;
- experienced teaching staff who bring professional and research expertise to their teaching;
- opportunities to apply for professional training as part of your degree with organisations including Natural England, British Geological Survey, utility companies, environmental consultancies such as Middlemarch Environmental, field studies centres and wildlife trusts;
- regular seminars delivered by visiting academics on subjects such as food security, biofuels and landslides;
- student membership of the Royal Geographical Society which includes a subscription to Geographical Magazine and access to information and specialist advice on career planning for Geography graduates;
- an academic course that is recognised nationally for the excellence of the teaching and very high levels of student satisfaction (source: Guardian and Times, 2014).
In your first year you will receive an introduction to the nature of landscapes and environmental systems and their relationship to human society, framed in terms of issues such as globalisation and sustainability.
In the second year you will examine more specific themes and approaches, developing your skills in research methods and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), examining key global challenges such as climate change, exploring particular parts of the physical environment, from rivers and coasts to oceans and atmosphere, and investigating geophysical and meteorological hazards.
In your final year you will deepen your understanding of environmental systems and problems, and assess a range of management strategies designed to reduce their impact. You will also have the opportunity to carry out an independent piece of research.
In each year you will complete an Add+vantage module.HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars, fieldwork and practical classes. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for one-to-one advice.
If you are interested in part-time study (which is taught during the day) please contact the Part-time Admissions team on +44 (0) 24 7765 4321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, but please note that not all courses have a part-time option.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Your final grade will be calculated from approximately: formal examinations 25%; coursework reports, essays, practicals, presentations, posters 60%; project work 15%.
A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
In a typical week you will have up to 16 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 4 hours of small group teaching each week
Medium group teaching: 6 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
Large group teaching: 6 hours of lectures each week
Personal study: 20 hours each week studying and revising in your own time"