Our Geography degree offers a wide ranging approach to the subject, and you will study everything from social and cultural geography to ecosystems and landforms.
Our emphasis is on practical learning, taking you out into the world and bringing the world into the classroom. Immerse yourself in different environments through fieldwork. Hear guest lectures from professionals working in relevant sectors. These opportunities give you up to date, relevant insights into our changing world.
We make the most of the region around us, from the historic city of York to the rugged landscapes of Yorkshire. Our course normally includes a residential field trip in each stage of the degree, taking you further afield in your second and third year to investigate other environments and cultures. Our current overseas field trips include visits to Slovenia and Malta. These are essential to your learning, so there is no additional cost to taking part.
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to raise concerns about health and travel, residential fieldwork is replaced with non residential or virtual fieldwork. But we will do our best to offer as much of our usual fieldwork as we can.
The course offers lots of opportunity to choose your own direction, following your interests and developing your own specialist knowledge. Your practical and technical fieldwork skills will grow along with your theoretical understanding. We will support you to become independent researchers and professionals, designing and carrying out your own research, generating your own knowledge and forming your own conclusions.
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.