This course concentrates on human geography; includes practical applications in field work, cartography, geographical information systems, remote sensing and information technology. This course concentrates on developing critical themes and issues in human geography, and examines contemporary issues such as the globalisation of economies and cultures, sustainability, forestry and water resources, health and much more. It gives you a solid understanding of the geography of the modern world and the complexity of the interactions which bring about changes in human society within the physical environment. It draws together economic, political, social and cultural issues through what can be called the 'geographical imagination', requiring you to think through social and other processes as they impact upon particular places. The course is especially concerned to explore and explain contemporary geographies through the analytical lenses that emphasise environmental and social responsibility, community based action and ideas relating to cultural identity and social cohesion. An important element in our approach is that we specifically integrate skills training designed to enhance your job opportunities within the workplace. You will have the opportunity to gain credit through work-based learning either through volunteering or part-time work, in addition to the broader academic and personal skills that you will develop, such as presentation and report writing, time management, independent learning, research and analysis, and team working. The flexible modular structure is highly dynamic and can allow you to specialise. For example, you might choose urban geography and the development of 21st century cities, or rural geography in selected African countries.