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Human Geography with a Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview and aims of the ProgrammeThis programme will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the role of space and place in shaping economic, social, cultural and political activity at different scales and across different cultural contexts. You will develop your knowledge and critical understanding of the complex relations between the natural and human world and an awareness of how places outside your everyday experience are created. You will learn how to use this knowledge to shape the views and actions of elected decision-makers, the voluntary sector and industry in order to improve society. Together, we will explore geographical ideas and practice at various spatial scales, making connections between the local, regional, national and global levels. While the programme will emphasise the social, cultural, political, economic, development and environmental components of geography, it also includes a range of specialist modules which will enable you to pursue your own interests and passions. It culminates in a substantive piece of original research (supervised by one of our expert staff) which offers you the chance to design, conduct and present a piece of primary geographic research on a topic of your choosing. We recognise the value of professional experience and have designed the programme with this in mind. You will have the opportunity to translate your geographical knowledge into practice through a work placement module in the second year. This module is designed to ease the transition between higher education and the ‘real world’ by providing crucial work experience and developing your employability skills. It will also enable you to start building your professional profile and network.In addition to the placement year you will also have the opportunity to take part in a number of practical projects and field visits. Field-based learning, taking you outside the lecture theatre, gives you a chance to explore issues and theory in real world contexts around the world. Recent destinations have included Amsterdam, Berlin, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and Tanzania.Distinctive Features of the Programme• The opportunity to study in a School consistently highly rated for its research excellence.• A valuable year-long work placement experience to develop your professional skills and know-how. • Teaching delivered by internationally respected and research-active staff with expertise across the span of human geography.• Benefit from excellent relationships with policy institutions in the UK, Europe and globally.• Well-resourced facilities including access to a computing laboratory with high-quality printing facilities, GIS (Geographic Information System) and Edina digimap mapping facilities.• Local, European, and global destination field study visits to explore issues in real world contexts and practically apply taught skills.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,200per year

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

University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 72 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    134 63%

    28th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    61st

    29

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