Skills and Concepts in Geography I: Becoming a Geographer (002GR)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

Geographers’ unique perspectives on understanding the world in synthesis are critical to rising to the challenges the 21st century, from global climate change to the impact of economic and political change on communities. But what does it mean to be a geographer? What are the ideas and approaches that define the discipline? And, what skills do we need to become a geographer? Through tutorials, workshops and a residential field-class, this module equips you with the necessary subject knowledge and study skills to adapt to university-level study and to become a successful geographer.


73%: Lecture
27%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay, Group submission (written))

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 22 hours of contact time and 128 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.