This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study. This course is an integrated four-year undergraduate Masters course. It has been designed to enable you to gain a balanced understanding of Human and Physical Geographies and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The course aims to extend your comprehension of key geographical concepts, provide you with an in-depth understanding of specialised areas of geography and develop the ability to adapt and apply geographical thinking and methodologies to the solution of real-world issues. You will also develop a range of transferable skills that will prepare you for professional employment upon graduation. In addition, you will gain a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of geographical research to prepare you effectively for doctoral studies in the geographical sciences. The choice between the MGeog (Hons) and the BSc (Hons) Geography is made at the end of your second year, if you initially apply for the MGeog degree. Progression to the MGeog programme is possible up until the end of your second year and is subject to your general academic performance at the end of Year 2. Features and benefits of the course This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Manchester Metropolitan was ranked one of the top three greenest UK universities in the 2015 People and Planet University League. The School has been awarded Green Hero Status for Excellence in Environmental Education and Practice from the Green Organisation. Residential fieldwork opportunities in the UK or overseas are available during each year of the degree. Our degrees explore the nature and causes of variability in natural environments and the social world in which you live. We will help you to develop skills to investigate these interactions to meet future challenges such as global inequalities, climate change, environmental issues and global urbanisation. Our laboratories and facilities are state-of-the-art and will give you first hand experience of a wide range of manual and instrumental lab skills and techniques. Through their work on the assessment of climate change, research staff in the School's Centre for Aviation Transport and the Environment have contributed to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.