Geography Overseas Field Class (L7024)

30 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

In Year Two, you take part in either an overseas field class or non-residential field class at Sussex.

If you study a:

  • single honours Geography course, the field class is compulsory
  • joint honours Geography course, the field class is optional.

We offer an extensive set of international field class options with recent examples including classes to Dubai, China, the US and with new field classes being developed.

You will carry out data collection – as broadly defined – for at least a week. You then analyse and write up the material in the field and when you return to Sussex.

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 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 72 hours of contact time and about 228 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: