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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.