Duration: 3 Years | UCAS Code: L700 | Look up fee
Our Human Geography programme will equip you to understand and tackle key global challenges facing society today, such as climate change, poverty and inequality, geopolitical uncertainty, urbanisation and food insecurity. You will learn about these processes through lectures, workshops, seminars and practicals. We also use the space around us as our living laboratory, so you will spend time learning in Sheffield – a city shaped by its rich industrial heritage – and while exploring the Peak District National Park and beyond during field classes.
Integral to our degree programme at every level is field based learning, independent research and training in qualitative, quantitative and geospatial research methods.
Our programme will equip you with key specialist, practical and transferable skills required to prepare you for challenges beyond your studies.
Your learning will be driven by world leading research framed around key pathways, including urban geographies, geographies of the global south, political geographies, and social and environmental geographies. You can choose to specialise along one of these pathways or to pick and choose your preferred topics from each.
Social and Cultural Geographies
Explore the relations between culture, society and space. Develop understandings of identity, difference, diversity, prejudice and encounter in the modern world. Hear from leading researchers and conduct your own fieldwork, supported through workshops.
New Development Geographies
Address a range of key issues and challenges in international development and the geographies of development, from sustainable development, natural resource politics, urban transformations and social justice in the Global South.
Environment and Society
Bring together the expertise of human and physical geographers to address the social and environmental challenges posed by issues such as population growth, climate change, food security and sustainable energy.
Discover how relationships between societies and individuals are affected by social, ecological, political and economic processes that are profoundly uneven and highly geographical
Our courses are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society with IBG. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.
We provide a global learning and teaching environment in which all students benefit from an international focus to their studies. The nature of geography at Sheffield means our students engage with issues and challenges around the world. International field classes, possibilities to study at an international partner University or even take a Degree with Employment Experience - we ensure that you will be prepared for a global job market.
We offer a wide range of open days throughout the year, where you can attend subject specific talks and meet staff and students.
Our campus and how we use it
We timetable teaching across the whole of our campus, the details of which can be found on our campus map. Teaching may take place in a student’s home department, but may also be timetabled to take place within other departments or central teaching space.
Module choices for 2019-2020
The course is incredibly flexible, allowing you to focus your degree on one of our research specialisms or take a variety or modules. Students take 120 credits worth of modules each year.
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
Learning and Assessment
The central course pages contain figures which give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed.
Our programmes will develop your ability to analyse global problems from a range of perspectives and at different scales. Our students gain benchmark geographical skills as well as transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. Your Geography degree can take you into a wide range of careers throughout the world.
Find out more about employment and employability for Geography graduates.
Our graduates are employed around the world. Here are some examples of where a Geography degree at Sheffield can take you:
Our Graduates' First Jobs
Our degrees with foundation year are designed to give mature students without standard university entry qualifications the best possible preparation for success on the degree of their choice.
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