801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1WB, United Kingdom

Geography - Sheffield Hallam University

•Develop your practical skills through fieldwork in the outdoors. •Gain knowledge in all key areas of geography or specialise in your areas of interest. •Apply your knowledge to real-world problems and issues using geographical ideas, skills and techniques. Develop an advanced understanding of human, physical and environmental geography on a practically focused course. You will combine both the academic and vocational aspects of geography, preparing you for a career in the environment. Learning from first-hand experience is a key part of our approach to study on this course. You will be encouraged to use skills taught in the classroom on real-life projects. You learn through: •fieldwork •work placements •laboratory classes •IT sessions •lectures and seminars •tutorials and workshops •field trips Applied learning Work placements You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Recently our students have gained placements at local authorities, wildlife trusts, the Environment Agency, Transport for London, Global Vision International and Peak District National Park Authority. You could choose a placement abroad; our students have recently gone to Tampere in Finland and Sognaogfjordane in Norway to study. We also have links in countries including France, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Spain. We also have similar links with international universities outside Europe, including the University of Queensland in Australia and Ryerson University in Canada. Many of our European partner institutions teach in English, but to support your international placement, or future international aspirations, you can study a foreign language. Field trips As well as our onsite facilities, we also use the outside world as a resource for our teaching, including urban and rural areas in the UK, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Tenerife and Iceland. Fieldwork is important for putting your learning into context and these are some of the richest learning experiences on the course. Networking opportunities We have an active student Geography Society that organises social and academic events including a programme of invited speakers. 3. Future careers This course prepares you for a career in •GIS planning •Transport •Housing •Logistics •IT •Surveying •Teaching •the travel industry •the media •research •water management •waste and recycling governmental and non-governmental agencies