Skills and Concepts in Geography II: Quantitative and Analytical Skills (F8509)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

This module provides you with essential skills in quantitative and analytical methods, enabling you to evaluate different types of numerical data in human and physical geography. Topics include essential maths, trigonometry, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, least squares regression, mechanics and modelling.

Each week a generic lecture introduces a particular topic and this is supported by practical-based workshops in which you gain experience in these skills. The workshops are based on exercises related to the substantive content of the modules of Geographies of Development and Inequality (for BA Geographers) and The Natural World 2 (for BSc Geographers). To provide intellectual coherence, you will be placed in workshop groups based upon your degree programme.


30%: Lecture
59%: Practical (Workshop)
11%: Seminar


60%: Coursework (Report)
40%: Written assessment (Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 37 hours of contact time and 113 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.