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 follows an interpretative approach to understanding the relationship between culture, society, place and space. It focuses on social, economic, political, cultural and human environment processes and patterns and how they change over space and time, from the local to the global. Your study of key theories will enable you to develop and apply appropriate techniques in understanding the complexities of real lives in the modern world, and the subject’s relevance and dynamism in interpreting them. You will undertake a critical geographical perspective on past, present and future developments of societies and cultures, essential for a broad and informed understanding of the world. Features and benefits of the course: This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). The four year study abroad route gives you the opportunity to study overseas during your third year in North America or Australia. Alternatively the four year sandwich route allows you to spend your third year on an employment placement enhancing your career opportunities on graduation. 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.