Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Human Geography

Explore what is happening in the world around us - sustainability, injustice, poverty and diversity - and be prepared to challenge your existing views.

Human Geography

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    19 Sep 2022

Explore the rapidly changing world around you on this contemporary and dynamic course. You’ll study important topics such as migration, identity, sustainability, social injustice, cities and globalisation.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Undertake local and international fieldwork
  • Go on a human geography related work placement
  • Conduct a major piece of research for your dissertation
  • Challenge your existing views and gain sought-after skills and new ways of thinking
  • Get involved in live research projects and community consultations

Expert practitioners 
Our specialist teaching team includes research-active academics and professionals whose expertise will help shape your learning.

You’ll have the chance to study abroad usually for one semester in your second year and you can choose from a wide selection of universities. Popular choices include Macquaire University in Sydney, Australia and the University of San Diego in America.

External visits
Field trips will allow you to gain an understanding of how, for example, regeneration projects work on the ground, or as locations for conducting fieldwork to develop competence in practical research skills, etc. 

Projects involve carrying out specific tasks often involving field investigation, analysis, conclusions and recommendations.

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Why study Human Geography at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Field trips that will help you gain an understanding of real-world issues and develop competence in practical research 
  2. A work placement module that will hone your personal, professional and employability skills
  3. A personal tutorial programme to look after your academic and pastoral needs
  4. A collaborative approach to learning
  5. 91% of BA (Hons) Human Geography students said staff were good at explaining things*

* National Student Survey 2021

BA Human Geography Hear from current students Kate Errington and Scarlett Gaukrodger about what they enjoy most about studying Human Geography, and the skills and opportunities the course has given them.

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