Cities and Regions
This module provides you with an introduction to key concepts and policies related to urbanisation and regional development, focusing on selected examples from North America. You will also write a report on an urban problem or issue in a city of your choosing.
The Global South
An overview of the challenges of development for the Global South, including major debates on development issues in academia and policy circles. You'll explore issues such as equality, income distribution, gender, role of states and markets, and democracy in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Geographies of Oppression and Resistance
Explore how geographical approaches provide insights into the role played by oppression and resistance in the creation of social worlds. You'll cover topics such as neoliberalism and the ‘War on Terror’, totalitarianism, institutions of oppression, the civil rights movement, empire and decolonisation, suffrage campaigns and climate change protests.
Landscapes in the Making
Discover the history of the landscape under your feet! From castles to cities, country houses to fields, learn how, when and who made the British landscape as we see it today.
Explore different theories, strategies and actions to green our economy and society in response to pressing issues such as climate change, resource scarcity and social inequalities. You will learn from examples around the world and develop your own proposal to contribute to a more sustainable initiative.
Feeding the City
Explore the globalised and localised production and consumption networks that feed the city, following food from field to fork. You will examine 'conventional' and 'alternative', 'global' and 'local' food production systems and consider the complex systems of farming, food processing, retail and consumption that feed us.
Quaternary: 2 million years of change
This module will take you on a journey through the current Ice Age, which spans the last 2.6 million years. Through lectures, seminars, labs and field days, we will explore the environmental changes that have occurred through this period and the methods for unravelling this.
Adapting to Climate Change
Investigate climate change, its impact on us and our adaptions to it, as well as future climate change scenarios. This module uses a combination of lectures, PC practicals and seminars.
Conservation in a Changing World
We live in uncertain times, and predicting future trends among many environmental factors is difficult, but we do know that many aspects of the natural world are being significantly affected by human activity. In this module, you will explore how the natural world is responding and will respond to future changes. You will consider how conservation science, practice and policy is being used to protect and enhance that world.
Rivers and their Management
Discover exciting and innovative ways of thinking and practising river management for both flooding and geomorphic impact, including the latest practices of natural flood management (NFM). This module will introduce you to key approaches to river management through a combination of lectures, student-led presentations and a final report.
Volcanoes and their Hazards
Explore the key themes and current research-led understanding of volcanological processes and hazards, volcanic monitoring and management of volcanic crises around the world.
Advanced Sedimentary Environments
How do sedimentary environments, from the mudflats of the Humber to the Cambrian sea floor, really work? This module combines classroom, field and lab techniques from geology, geography and ecology to improve your understanding of sedimentary systems.
Professional Consultancy Project
Work with an external host organisation on a research project designed to be useful to them, while being supervised by university tutors. You'll manage the relationship with the host, while designing and conducting a suitable project.
Teaching is a popular career choice for Geography, Geology and Biology students. This module provides you with experience of classroom and school environments, providing real world teaching experience and allowing you to conduct a project with a school into an aspect of teaching and learning in your subject.
Geotechnologies A: Advanced GIS
Develop your geospatial analysis and modelling skills with GIS. This will provide you with key expertise when you enter the geographic job market.
Renewable and Geo-Energies
This module introduces you to a range of renewable and geo-energy systems and gives the environmental context and drivers for renewable energy development. You'll also explore the environmental benefits and drawbacks of the various technologies.
Advanced Field Study
This is an opportunity to expand on your field work experience gained during Year 2, in a destination such as Iceland, Hong Kong, Malawi and the Swiss Alps.
Environmental Problems and Society
Explore and research environmental problems through this UK residential field course, which brings together physical and human geography to address environmental challenges.
Geotechnologies B: Environmental Modelling
Learn valuable technical and analytical skills, from field-based sampling methods using geo technologies to the principles and applications of numerical and physical environmental modelling.