Geography Thesis (F8038)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

During your final year, you are required to design and implement an empirical investigation in the field of geography. The Geography Thesis entails:

  • the collection and analysis of primary and/or secondary data
  • presenting your findings as a piece of formally structured, individual research.

This is the opportunity to put into practice the training that you will have received regarding specific techniques of collecting and analysing data and primary source material. You will be supported in the design, execution and writing up of your thesis project throughout your final year.


20%: Practical (Project)
80%: Seminar


15%: Coursework (Observation)
85%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 10 hours of contact time and about 290 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: