Department of Education

SKE Geography

For anyone with a conditional offer for a Geography Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course.
Funded by the National College for Teaching and Learning so free to students.
You will also be eligible to receive a £200 a week bursary from the date of enrollment until the beginning of your ITE course.

You will follow a personalised programme of study to meet your subject enhancement needs. The course will cover the following topics to A level standard:

  • Rivers and coasts
  • Weather and climate
  • Biogeography and resources
  • Tectonics and hazards
  • Hot deserts and cold environments
  • Glaciation
  • Population and migration
  • Globalisation, economic change and tourism
  • Globalisation, development, trade and aid
  • The challenge of urban environments
  • The challenge of rural environments and agriculture.

The course offers blended learning, combining:

  • Distance learning with tutorial support
    You will continue to have access to both until the end of your ITE course
  • Campus-based taught session: Monday 24 July - Friday 4 August 2017
  • Residential field trip: 6-9 October 2017
  • Geographical Association Annual Conference: April 2018

Successful applicants can join the course at the beginning of any calendar month from 1 March - 1 July 2018. We recommend you apply at the earliest opportunity to gain the most benefit from the course.

A certificate of participation, attendance and completion will be provided.

Download the SKE Geography FAQs: 2017 [PDF 131.19KB].

Queries and applications

To apply for a place on the SKE Geography course, please complete the SKE Application Form 2017: All Subjects [DOCX 40.47KB] and send it to:
ITE Admissions (SKE)
Department of Education
School of Education and Social Work
Essex House
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton
BN1 9QQ
E: iteadmissions@sussex.ac.uk