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Geography with a Placement Year BA

University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts - BA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**About This Course**How do we respond effectively to climate change? How do we manage our dwindling resources? How do we deal with population growth in cities and the challenges of more sustainable lifestyles?Learn to tackle today’s biggest global challenges, including natural hazards, climate change, resource management, health, migration and poverty.You’ll also get to experience many of these issues first-hand on your third-year placement.This degree is for you if have ambitions to address the adverse effects of human challenges such as inequality, and environmental challenges such as climate change, by learning more about the interaction of society and the environment.It’s also ideal if you’re excited about taking part in field work and gaining real world experience with a year in industry.**Overview**Our BA Geography with a Placement Year focuses on the human impact of a changing world. As the world develops – whether through technology, politics, culture or climate – our understanding of it must change too, as well as our ways of living within it. You will explore some of humanity’s most pressing problems, such as energy, food and water provision alongside biodiversity and sustainability.You will enhance your studies and employability by spending your third year on an industrial work placement, giving you hands-on experience whilst developing your skills and knowledge.Throughout this course you will gain the skills and knowledge to understand and investigate these challenges, with an emphasis on the geographical dimensions of societal change through the study of communities, cultures and their environment.You will gain a broad understanding of geographical concepts and issues, as well as how to collect data, formulate research questions, present results, and develop practical transferable skills. You’ll also take part in field work, and have the chance to work on group projects.During your first year you will gain a solid understanding of the challenges facing the natural environment and human society. As the course progresses, you will have the opportunity to develop valuable, practical experience through fieldwork, alongside the opportunity to acquire specialist theoretical knowledge in such areas as biodiversity conservation and human society, climate change or environmental politics.You will study in a progressive, world-renowned and diverse School. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework we were ranked first in the UK for the impact of our world-leading research in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Times Higher REF2014 Analysis), demonstrating the crucial role we play in influencing both the scientific community and environmental policy makers.Our School of International Development also has an extremely prestigious reputation. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) UEA was ranked fourth in the UK for overall research quality in Anthropology and Development studies (Times Higher REF 2014 Analysis). Over 70% of research in this area was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.You’ll have the chance to study with world-leading academics, in cutting-edge facilities and take your pick from a huge variety of modules thanks to the vast expertise in our departments.**Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: www.uea.ac.uk

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 20,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 72 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    133 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%



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