Institution code: H12
4 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement
Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)
96 UCAS points
This Geography and Environmental Management focused course is multidisciplinary in nature and will introduce you to elements of environment, society and economy before moving on to topics such as sustainable development and environmental management.
You will gain practical knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) applications and will develop a detailed understanding of environmental planning legislation, waste/resource management issues and environmental management.
Practical field skills are an important element of this course and you will benefit from a residential field course in the UK during your first and fourth year of study. Year two students will undertake a residential field expedition to a European location.
Final year students will be given the opportunity to develop an independent research project on a geographical/environmental topic of their choice; they will also learn about specialist current topics such as sustainable energy.
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To support the taught elements of this programme, all students will undertake a supported year-long industrial placement, working in a course- relevant environment with possibilities in both the UK and overseas.
The one-year work placements are organised and managed through a dedicated placement unit at Harper Adams, who will help you to find a placement within a geography / environmental organisation.
This generates excellent applied knowledge of key course areas and improves employment prospects and the acquisition of real world experience.
Accredited by: Royal Geographical Society (with IGB)
This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education.
The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.
This course will develop student skills and knowledge in the following core areas;
Geography has been identified as one of ten recession proof degree subjects and graduates from this degree course can expect to gain employment in a variety of sectors, including graduate entry into many organisations; they will also have the transferable skills necessary for a wide range of alternative roles in public services, environmental consultancy and importantly, areas such as renewables, energy, waste recycling, development and sustainability and society/ community related careers.
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