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Human Geography and Environment BA (Hons)

University of York

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our BA Human Geography and Environment provides an understanding of contemporary human geography and environmental science. It explores real-world problems, such as transportation, urbanisation, food security, mega-cities and their impact on the natural environment.

Teaching and assessment

You’ll study and learn with academics who are active researchers, experts in their field and have a passion for their subjects. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.

Teaching format

Teaching includes field-based learning, research-led teaching and a more traditional combination of lectures, tutorials, and seminars.

Practical work is a key feature, both in individual projects and in groups.

Field trips form an important part of your course, with excursions (residential and non-residential) each year.

  • You'll participate in residential field trips to the North York Moors (Year 1) and to Tenerife (Year 2)
  • In Year 3 there is an optional field trip to Prague.

Assessment and feedback

Each module will be assessed either by coursework, closed examination or a combination of both. Coursework can include:

  • open exercises
  • practical write-ups
  • oral presentations
  • data analysis exercises
  • essays

Careers and skills

This course will equip you for roles tackling environmental issues at a local, national or international level. You will also develop transferable skills that can be used outside the geography and environment sector.

Career opportunities

  • Environmental conservationist
  • Graduate policy analyst
  • Flood risk officer
  • Graduate environmental consultant
  • Environmental engineer
  • Oil and gas analyst

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,650per year

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

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    147 70%

    20th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    34th

    8

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