BA(Hons) Geography and Planning helps you explore the wide-ranging influences that affect environment, place and society. The course provides a blend of geography and planning, although the former dominates year one and greater emphasis is given to planning over the remaining years. Develop an understanding of how planners can tackle global issues such as responding to the effects of climate change, to local issues like creating thriving neighbourhoods. Learn from case studies, inspiring guest lecturers and innovative coursework briefs. Explore international geographic regions balancing urbanisation with environmental challenges. Gain experience and develop problem-solving skills on projects in our well-equipped studios. Some of these will involve working with real-life problems, communities or leading practitioners in multidisciplinary contexts. Research and assess locations on day trips and residential field trips and build your understanding of the role that geographers and planners can make in society at regular presentations from visiting professionals. A combined understanding of geography and planning opens up a range of careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors. You could work in planning, tourism, economic development, regeneration, housing and environmental protection. You might also choose to pursue a career in research or teaching.