Human Geographies of the Modern World (001GR)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module explores the different ways in which geographers have sought to make sense of – and have challenged – many of the pressing issues that define being human in the modern world. Understanding that the world we share today is the result of cultural, economic, social and political processes past and present, we explore changing formations of these processes, examining the key concepts and approaches taken by geographers. In so doing, we reflect on and celebrate the important contributions of human geographers in helping to shape our future worlds.


83%: Lecture
17%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay, Group presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 24 hours of contact time and 126 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.