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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

120

This must include 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). For example: BBC at A Level inlcuding a relevant subject(s). DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject(s). A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

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. Its 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 Linkping, 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

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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


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Department:

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

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UK students
0%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
C

After graduation


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Average annual salary
86%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Customer service occupations
10%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
10%
Other administrative occupations
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