Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Geography Overseas Field Class

Module L7024

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

In year two, all single honours Geography students – optional for Geography joint honours students - get to take part in a field class, either overseas or a non-residential one in Sussex. We offer an extensive and diverse set of international field class options for those who wish to choose them, recent examples including classes to Dubai, China, USA and with new field classes being developed. Students will carry out data collection – as broadly defined – for a period of no less than a week, before analysing and writing up the material both in the field and on return to Sussex. The field class presents an opportunity for faculty to familiarise students with a location in which they themselves may conduct research and gives students the experience of carrying out their own research in that location.

Module learning outcomes

Employ appropriate field investigation skills and methods to analyse either/or the physical and human geography of the field class location.

Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the nature of the relationships and processes that shape the field class location.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the prainciples and prcatices of developing research projects in the field.

Demonstrate an organised approach to the design, execution and writing up of research.

Recognise and critically evaluate the importance of being and researching in a different natural and/or social and cultural environment.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
PortfolioA2 Week 2 100.00%

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


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

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How to read the week pattern

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

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

Ms Catherine Senger


Dr Fae Dussart

Assess convenor

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