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Geography BSc (Hons) Durham University

UK

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Summary

In the first year of Physical Geography, we introduce the range of our research specialisms and research methods, including residential fieldwork overseas (e.g. Portugal). Elective modules in the second and third years progressively lead to material at the cutting edge of research and include optional overseas fieldwork. The majority of modules in the second and third year focus on physical geography and environmental topics. In the second and third year, you may take integrated modules (with a mixture of human and physical geography) and one module from the Geography BA (Hons) list (subject to timetable compatibility).**Year 1**Compulsory modules:Physical GeographyIntroduction to Geographical Research (BSc) – double module including overseas residential fieldworkHuman Geography.Optional modules, choose two optional modules from:Understanding Earth’s PrinciplesPlanet under PressureGeographies of CrisisLevel One Module(s) offered by another department, subject to approval. **Year 2**In the second year, you will develop further practical and scientific research skills and, through your choice of modules, may start to specialise in a number of themes or may choose a broader approach. These include our integrated modules that span the human/physical geography interface.Compulsory modules:Scientific Research in Geography (includes compulsory residential fieldwork in the UK) – double module, and a pre-requisite for the dissertation in the third yearHandling Geographic Information.Optional modules, choose three modules (the modules may vary from year to year but typical options include):Climate Change: Geographical PerspectivesContested EnvironmentsFluvial SystemsGeochemistry of the EnvironmentGlaciers and GlaciationReconstructing Environmental ChangeMountain LandscapesOne Level Two module from the BA list or from another department (with permission). **Year 3**In the third year, you will undertake your own Research Project (the Dissertation), supervised by a member of staff. You will also choose from a selection of modules that involve material at the cutting-edge of contemporary research.Compulsory module (40 credits):Dissertation (individual Research Project based on an approved physical geography topic) – double module.Optional modules (80 credits in total - please see our website for full list).**Study Abroad**You will have the opportunity to study abroad for a year between the second and third years of the Geography BSc (Hons). We have a growing list of exchange programmes and this can be a rewarding experience and highly valued by employers. Places are allocated on a competitive basis. Past Geography students have studied abroad at the following universities:National University of SingaporeUniversity of British ColumbiaQueen's University, CanadaUniversity of Otago, New Zealand.University of Hong KongUniversity of Melbourne.A current list of approved universities can be found here. **Placement Year**You also have the opportunity to do a placement year with an organisation outside of the University between your second and third year. This additional year extends your degree making it four years in total. You may choose to do a placement which relates to a particular aspect of your studies or a role which aligns with broader career aspirations utilising skills developed during your degree. Students who are interested in doing a placement year should get in touch with the Department placement year convenor and the Faculty Placement Officer who will help guide them through the process. You don’t need to commit to a placement year prior to starting at Durham, you will make that decision during your second year. The Department, Faculty Placement Officer and Careers and Enterprise Centre support students before, during and after their p

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Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£23,500.00 (24,15,053) per year

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27-Sep-21

Venue

St John's College

St John's,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3RJ, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£23,500.00 (24,15,053) per year

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27-Sep-21

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Van Mildert College

South Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LH, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£23,500.00 (24,15,053) per year

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From

27-Sep-21

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St Aidan's College

St Aidan's,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LJ, England

Full Time (3 Years)

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£23,500.00 (24,15,053) per year

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From

27-Sep-21

Venue

College of St Hild and St Bede

St Hild and St Bede,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 1SZ, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£23,500.00 (24,15,053) per year

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From

27-Sep-21

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St Cuthbert's Society

12 South Bailey,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3EE, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£23,500.00 (24,15,053) per year

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From

27-Sep-21

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Collingwood College

South Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LT, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£23,500.00 (24,15,053) per year

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From

27-Sep-21

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University College

The Castle,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3RW, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£23,500.00 (24,15,053) per year

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From

27-Sep-21

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St Chad's College

18 North Bailey,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3RH, England

Full Time (3 Years)

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£23,500.00 (24,15,053) per year

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From

27-Sep-21

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Stephenson College

Howlands Farm,

South Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3DE, England

Full Time (3 Years)

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£23,500.00 (24,15,053) per year

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From

27-Sep-21

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Grey College

South Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LG, England

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