Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Geography Thesis

Module F8038

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

During their final year, each student is required to prepare a study to illustrate their ability to design and implement an empirical investigation in geography. The Geography Thesis entails the collection and analysis of primary data as a significant component. Students will have been given instruction in specific techniques of collecting and handling data and primary source material as well as advice on the presentational format required in one of the year 2 modules Methods and Approaches in Human Geography (for BA Geography students) or Environmental Research Skills (for BSc Geography students). They will also be given individual supervision in the design, conduct and writing of their thesis throughout their final year. During the second week of the spring term students will have a formal Individual Review (IDR) with their supervisor in order to monitor progress with the thesis and discuss any issues arising from it.

Module learning outcomes

Show knowledge of a specific geographical topic.

Show knowledge of a particular set of conceptual approaches to geographical study.

Understand the challenges of empirical geographical research.

Overcome practical research problems (e.g. collection, handling and analysis of data and writing-up).

Demonstrate that they can produce a professional piece of work based upon original research.

Dissertation (8000 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:0085.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
ObservationT2 Week 2 (10 minutes)75.00%
ReportT1 Week 7 25.00%

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
Spring SemesterSeminar2 hours100010000000
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours001000000100
Spring SemesterProject2 hours010000000000

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

Prof Carl Griffin


Ms Catherine Senger

Assess convenor

Dr Fae Dussart

Assess convenor

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