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.


19%: Lecture
81%: 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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. 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: