School of Global Studies

Methods & Approaches in Human Geography (L7023)

Methods and Approaches in Human Geography

Module L7023

Module details for 2011/12.

12 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

The course will equip students with the skills needed to carry out a final year project in human geography. It will consist of lectures on quantitative and qualitative methods and on their application in particular branches of the discipline. It will also contain guidance on the preparation of the project proposal, arising in particular from presentations held in the spring term.


level 1, term 1, Human Geography

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods and their relative strengths and weaknesses.
2. Select the most appropriate methodology for their intended research project.
3. Prepare a thorough research proposal.
4. Able to use various resource and cartographic skills.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
PortfolioSpring Week 1 25.00%
Project ProposalSummer Week 5 75.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn TermLecture1 hour101011101100
Autumn TermWorkshop2 hours020000000000
Autumn TermWorkshop2 hours000100110000
Autumn TermPractical2 hours000022000000
Spring TermTutorial *2 hours010010000000
Summer TermLecture1 hour010000000000

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Prof Alan Lester


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