Methods and Approaches in Human Geography (L7023)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

In this module, you develop the skills you need to carry out a final-year thesis project in human geography.

You will attend:

  • lectures on quantitative and qualitative methods and on their application in particular branches of the discipline
  • presentations, held in the spring term, which include guidance on how to prepare the thesis proposal.


18%: Lecture
83%: Practical (Workshop)


65%: Coursework (Portfolio)
35%: Written assessment (Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 40 hours of contact time and about 110 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: