This course is taught by Geography, the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and the School of Business and Economics. This multi-disciplinary joint honours course allows students to develop their geographical knowledge and understanding of how social and physical processes affect our rapidly changing planet, while also gaining insights into sport management from the UK’s leading School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and one of the UK’s top Business Schools. Students spend equal amounts of time studying each subject in each year and there is the opportunity to explore relationships between Geography and Sport Management in an optional final year dissertation. The Geography modules span human and physical geography in first year ensuring students have a sound understanding of how social and physical processes vary within the context of places and regions. In second and final years students can specialise in one or the other if they wish, or continue to maintain a balance between the two. What makes Geography at Loughborough distinctive is our world-renowned expertise in four areas of geography, each of which is directly reflected in the structure and content of our courses. In human geography we focus on Globalization and on Geographies of Social and Political Differences. In physical geography the emphasis is on Earth Surface Processes and Landforms and on Environmental Systems and Resource Management. In Sport Management students consider the diversity of leisure activities and the opportunities for participation that are made available to consumers in first year before focusing on sports marketing, sport planning and provision and accounting, human resource management and risk management in years two and three.