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Sheffield Hallam University

Human Geography

UCAS Code: L720

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 in a relevant subject from an Open College Network accredited course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs at grade C or Grade 4 or above including English language and mathematics. We do not accept GCSE equivalents.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

120 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in geography or a related social science subject (such as • business studies • economics • history • law • politics • sociology.) We accept AS levels. We accept general studies. Or 104 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in geography or a related social science subject (such as • business studies • economics • history • law • politics • sociology.) We accept general studies.

98%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Human geography

Human geography is a dynamic and exciting component of geography focusing on the ways human activities and processes influence and are influenced by space and place, both locally and globally. This course explores complex, uneven, and sometimes unjust political, economic, social and cultural geographies in order to better understand and respond to the flux of the world around us.

This knowledge and understanding you gain is both theoretical and practical, and addresses many of the most urgent issues of our contemporary society. You gain a range of highly desirable core and transferable skills which are relevant to UK and overseas employers.

Key areas include • political and economic geography • social and cultural geography • the geographies of urbanisation and the anthropocene • geographical information systems (GIS) • theoretical approaches to space and place • the geographies of power, imperialism and resistance • development challenges in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia • globalisation and alter-globalisation movements.

In your first year, you gain a foundaton to studying university-level human geography, including • approaches to studying human geography • key concepts in the social sciences • geographies of the city • sustainability and development debates.

To reflect your individual interests, you tailor your studies by choosing from a range of optional modules. These include various academic aspects of human geography and also more applied and vocational modules in the areas of planning, regeneration, the environment, and GIS.

**Learn using case studies**

You work on case studies and respond to questions that are relevant to academic and policy-making communities, and we encourage you to draw on your own personal experiences. You also use specialist examples, such as residential and transportation issues within the context of urban and rural regeneration and sustainability.

**Fieldwork in the UK and overseas**

There is a strong emphasis on the importance of developing your skills 'in the field’, and gaining valuable first-hand experiences. You take part in a substantial amount of UK-based fieldwork, which includes local activities as well as a week-long residential trip outside Sheffield. Overseas residential field courses also form an integral part of the course, such as a week in Berlin.

**Work placements and overseas study**

You have the option to complete a work placement or study abroad for up to one year. This may involve working with private companies or government and voluntary organisations in the UK or Europe. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme. It’s a great opportunity to focus on a career path and gain the skills, knowledge and experience to find a job after you graduate. Sheffield Hallam University has Erasmus and international study exchange agreements with over 100 institutions in 25 different countries. Current exchange locations include • Prague, Czech Republic • Linköping, Sweden • Paris, France • Neuchatel, Switzerland • Georgia, USA • Ontario, Canada • Victoria, Australia.

**Study a foreign language**

You can choose to study a foreign language throughout your degree which, combined with the international fieldwork and the opportunities for overseas study and placements, enhances your employability.

Modules

**Year one core modules** • approaches to human geography • key concepts in the social sciences • explorations in urban geography • sustainability and development • introduction to planning and regeneration • practicing human geography (including residential fieldwork)

**Year two core modules** • real world research • overseas fieldwork • geographies of everyday life • critical geographies
***Year two options** choose two from • development, power and imperialism • spaces of production and consumption • GIS • strategic planning • environmental education and communication • foreign language

**Year three** • optional placement year

**Final year core modules** • dissertation • globalisation, democracy and change
**Final year options** choose two from • international fieldwork • development in Latin America • transport geography and planning • people and the natural environment • local regeneration practice • advanced GIS • place, culture and design • foreign language

Assessment methods

• Overseas and Local fieldwork
• Individual and Group project work
• Written reports
• Essays
• Presentations
• Seen and unseen examinations
• Posters

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Single tier structure

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Human geography

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Human geography

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
95%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate
287

After graduation


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Human geography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

91%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Customer service occupations
10%
Other administrative occupations
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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