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BSc Physical Geography

Year 2

UCAS code F840

Core modules • Core Skills in Geography • Sedimentology • GIS

The Physical Geography degree offers the opportunity to explore both physical processes and environmental aspects of geography. This BSc course shows how environments have changed in the past, what controls the dynamics of environments in the present and how we can predict changes in the future. The major components of environmental variability are studied, and an important aspect of the course is hands-on training in practical analytical techniques. The course is built around a core of earth science modules. Options and field studies in Years 2 and 3 are similar to those for BSc Geography, with the addition of core modules in Sedimentology and Geoprocess Modelling. All students participate in a field trip to the North York Moors National Park in the first year. A number of optional overseas field-study modules are available in the second year. Current locations for field trips are France and Tenerife. Many optional modules also include a field-work element, and there is an optional third-year field course based in Iceland. The Physical Geography degree recruits 15–20 students each year. The provision of small-group teaching and the development of a wide range of field and laboratory skills are central to this programme.

Degree structure Year 1 Core modules • Introduction to Geographical Methods • Global Environments • Geoscience • Geobiology • Landforms and Ecosystems Optional modules • Dangerous Planet • A module outside the department



Optional modules • Field study (e.g. France or Tenerife) • Processes and Landforms • Ecosystems • People, Land and Time • Past Environments • Atmosphere, Ocean, Biosphere • A module outside the department

Year 3 Core modules • Dissertation • Geoprocess Modelling Optional modules • Quaternary Environments • Applied Project (placement) • Water Resources • Spatial Analysis (GIS) • Fluvial Processes and Management • Renewable Energy • Wetland Archaeology • Hunter-Gatherers to Farmers • Geographical Ecology • Field study (Iceland) • A module outside the department

UG Geography 2011  

Geography Undergraduate study 2011

UG Geography 2011  

Geography Undergraduate study 2011