Physical Geography focuses on the understanding, assessment and modelling of physical interactions and processes that govern the environment and landscape. You will examine modern environmental phenomena, the long-term evolution of the landscape and the impact humans have had on it, particularly in terms of past and future climate change. You will also gain an understanding of the dynamic nature of the Earth through historical and process-based approaches. Fieldwork is an important part of this degree and you will be able to take full advantage of day-long and residential national and overseas field trips. You can also take advantage of Manchester’s enviable location within only two hours travel from five National Parks. Features and benefits of the course : - Manchester Metropolitan was ranked as the UK's greenest university in the 2017 People and Planet University League. - 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. - 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.