University of East Anglia

16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
=188 th
World University Rankings 2018
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Geography (with Education)

Explore the interactions between the natural environment and human society. Our BSc Geography with Education degree allows you to study physical and human geography while preparing for a rewarding career in education.   Situated in the School of Environmental Sciences, you will benefit from a range of fascinating optional modules allowing you to tailor your degree to your own interests and career aspirations. You’ll also study modules from the School of Education to further develop your understanding of teaching.     During your first year, you will learn about key geographical concepts, discover the latest about global environmental challenges, study how our planet works, and get outside to develop your skills during practicals, on field trips as well as a residential field course. You will also choose between a module on the interplay between sustainable development and biodiversity, and one on understanding our atmospheres and oceans.  As you progress through the course, you will continue developing your skills as a geographer across a range of specialisms, including geographical information systems (GIS). You will be able to shape your degree around your interests by choosing optional modules covering topics such as geomorphology, soils, biogeography, climate change and natural hazards.   In your final year independent research projects – one in education and one in geography – you will put all your skills and learning into practice.  You will have a guaranteed placement in a local secondary school and take modules in the School of Education. On this degree you will gain the experience you need for further study at Master’s level, a PGCE qualification, or teacher training through routes such as School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT).     Our course is renowned for its quality and teaching excellence. We scored 97% for overall satisfaction in Physical Geography and Environmental Science in the 2017 National Student Survey.     **Course Structure** In this three-year degree programme you’ll start by mastering a broad range of topics in geography. You’ll also build a foundation of essential education. Next, you’ll start to shape your degree by choosing optional modules from both Schools. The course culminates in two independent research projects and there are opportunities to participate in field courses in all three years of your degree.  **Year 1**  Your first year is designed to give you a broad understanding of the challenges facing contemporary geographers. This is underpinned by an introduction to fundamental research techniques and the methods physical geographers use to analyse and understand the world. You’ll also be able to get involved in extracurricular education and science communication activity.    **Year 2**  In your second year, you’ll gain valuable technical expertise through the GIS Skills for Project Work module, and choose from a range of options including topics such as geomorphology, population ecology and management, climate change science and policy, and global tectonics.  Alongside this, you’ll complete a compulsory education work placement module in a local school.     **Year 3**  In your third year you will carry out two independent research projects – one in geography and one in education. This is your opportunity to put everything you’ve learnt throughout your degree into practice, as well as a chance to specialise in topics that really fascinate you with the supervision of a world-class expert.   There are also further optional modules to study, including topics such as geophysical hazards, biodiversity, conservation and human society, the carbon cycle and climate change, catchment water resources, and natural resources and environmental economics. Your options could even include a field course to Greece or Spain.     **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,400
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,400