Human Geographies of the Modern World (001GR)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module explores the different ways in which geographers have sought to make sense of – and have challenged – many of the pressing issues that define being human in the modern world. Understanding that the world we share today is the result of cultural, economic, social and political processes past and present, we explore changing formations of these processes, examining the key concepts and approaches taken by geographers. In so doing, we reflect on and celebrate the important contributions of human geographers in helping to shape our future worlds.


83%: Lecture
17%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay, Group presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 24 hours of contact time and about 126 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: