Geography is a dynamic and exciting subject, focusing on global issues such as climate change, social justice, poverty, water distribution, energy, biodiversity, pollution as well as the regional and local impacts of these drivers on us, our society and our culture. Our BSc Geography course at Staffordshire University covers a wide range of topics across the breadth of both physical and human geography including: geomorphology, urban worlds, natural hazards, people and places, rivers and coasts, biogeography and soils, globalisation and cities. As you move through our 3-year programme you can tailor your degree to your own interests accessing modules in: ecology, conservation, sociology, international politics and history. These topics are supported by practical development of work-ready skills such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), fieldwork, interviewing, surveying, data analysis, report writing and presentation. Our graduates are highly-employable critical thinkers with a wider understanding of social, economic and environmental challenges facing us in the 21st Century. Why study Geography at Staffordshire University? • We have highly satisfied students – achieving 100% (2016) and 95% (2017) in the National Student Survey • You are taught by accessible, enthusiastic and friendly experts: we are all Fellows or Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, 3 of us are Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society, 1 is a Chartered GIS specialist and we have a National Teaching Fellow. We are nationally-recognised for our teaching excellence and our staff are engaged in a range of exciting and relevant research in the UK and overseas. • Our classes are small, meaning we get to know all our students quickly. We can tailor our support to your individual learning needs. • We have fantastic facilities including: industry standard Environment laboratories, GIS laboratories and computing facilities, a 24-hour library and our own Nature Reserve on campus too. • We are passionate about fieldwork – all of our core fieldwork is included in your fees. This includes a 3-day UK residential in your 1st year, a 5-day UK residential in your 2nd year as well as a 6-day international field course in your final year. These main fieldwork events are supplemented by a range of day trips to support learning in both human and physical geography. • Our city-edge campus in Stoke-on-Trent is modern and attractive and borders its own nature reserve on the River Trent. We’re right next to the main railway station meaning a 2-minute walk for train commuters, whilst the beautiful Grade 1 listed Hanley Park is around the corner from our main site. We are highly accessible, being situated in the middle of the UK, whilst bordering some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. The Peak District National Park is only 25 minutes drive from site.