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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

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 Mathematics at grade C or 4

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 including 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.

92%
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

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Human geography

•Gain flexible skills for a successful career across sectors and industries.
•Learn by doing, with hands-on study and real-world experiences.
•Study abroad in one of 25 countries — understanding and experiencing new cultures.

Human geography is a dynamic, exciting subject that focuses on the ways human activities affect the planet. On this course, you'll explore complex political, economic, social and cultural geographies — understanding and responding to the ever-changing world around us.

A variety of teaching methods are used, creating a stimulating learning environment. You're exposed to a variety of viewpoints from module tutors and their peers to become aware of the current debates within human geography. Learning from first-hand experience is a key part of the teaching approach on this degree.

You learn through
•lectures
•field work
•seminars
•tutorials
•case study analyses
•group debates and discussion
•poster presentations
•projects based on real-life challenges, locations and organisations
•assessment tasks
•practical classes in IT suites

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. 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, Paris, Neuchatel (Switzerland), Georgia (USA), Ontario and Victoria (Australia).

Field trips

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.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
Year 1
Compulsory modules

Module: Approaches To Human Geography Credits: 20
Module: Explorations In Urban Geography Credits: 20
Module: Introduction To Field Work Credits: 20
Module: Introduction To Regeneration And Planning Credits: 20
Module: Key Concepts In Social Science Credits: 20
Elective modules

Module: Development And Sustainability Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules

Module: Critical Geographies Credits: 20
Module: Geographies Of Everyday Life Credits: 20
Module: International Field Work Credits: 20
Module: Research Methods In Environmental, Geographical And Social Sciences Credits: 20
Elective modules

Module: Development, Power And Imperialism Credits: 20
Module: Economic Geography Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Geographical Information Systems Credits: 20
Module: Outdoor Learning For The Environment And Geography Credits: 20
Module: Sustainable Settlements Credits: 20
Year 3
Compulsory modules

Module: Placement
Final year
Compulsory modules

Module: Dissertation Credits: 40
Module: Globalisation, Democracy And Change Credits: 20
Elective modules

Module: Advanced Field Research Credits: 20
Module: Advanced Gis Credits: 20
Module: Development In Latin America Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: People And The Natural Environment Credits: 20
Module: Place, Memory And Meaning Credits: 20
Module: Sustainable Regeneration Practice Credits: 20
Module: Sustainable Urban Design Credits: 20
Module: Transport Geography And Planning Credits: 20

Assessment methods

Coursework and exams

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
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:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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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
74%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
C

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.

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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
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Human geography

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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