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BSc Hons Geography / North America

Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Lancaster Environment Centre
UCAS Code: F802 Duration/Length: 3 Year(s)
QAA Subject Management: Geography Director of Studies: Dr AM Folkard
Total Credit Points: 360 Credit Points Year 2: 120
Credit Points Year 3: 120

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  •       To provide a flexible but structured training in Geography which will provide students with knowledge and understanding appropriate for subject-specific graduate employment

    -         To develop key transferable skills to prepare students for more general graduate employment

    -         To develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate research and training

    -         To encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning

    -         To offer a choice of modules which will give students experience across the spectrum of Geography

    -         To offer students the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills


    At the end of the BA Geography (USA or Canada) degree students will have:


    • Covered key aspects of human, physical and environmental geography and of the intellectual development of the subject;
    • Have developed an understanding of physical and human geography in the context of N American society and environment;
    • Experienced research-informed teaching particularly in Year 3, and appreciated the real-world uses of geography as a subject;
    • Developed geographical skills at various levels;
    • Studied advanced aspects of human, physical and environmental geography in Part II
    • Developed their ability to learn;
    • Developed a wide range of transferable intellectual and key skills at various levels;

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