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.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

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.

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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: