Approach environmental issues from both human and physical geographical perspectives, considering the natural world and the populations who interact with it. Topics you will explore include:
- Environmental hazards
- Nature conservation
- Global environmental challenges
Tackling these issues will challenge you to think about your own environmental values and your relationship with the natural world. As our effects on the planet become ever more visible, having skills to confront the challenges humanity faces will be invaluable.
Tackling environmental issues is never purely theoretical. Practical experience is an essential part of your learning, and you will get out into the field and study the natural world up close. We make the most of our location, in a Yorkshire landscape of moors, National Parks and coastland. Guest speakers from local environmental organisations also strengthen your connection to the region.
As you progress through this degree you will study an increasingly broad range of natural environments. You will take part in residential field trips, which currently include locations such as Malta and Slovenia. This experience of planning and carrying out your own research develops valuable, employable skills. It is an essential part of the course, so participation on these trips is included in your course fees.
While the COVID19 pandemic continues to raise concerns about health and travel, our residential field trips are replaced with non residential and/or virtual fieldwork. But we will do our best to offer as much of our usual fieldwork as possible.
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.