Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Human Geography and History

Discover the relationship between human geography and history and how these subjects can help us understand the world today.

Human Geography and History

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    L7V1
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Geographers have started to consider the long-term trends that have shaped the world around us and, at the same time, environmental and urban history have recently emerged as vibrant areas.

Your course will give you the opportunity to explore the connections and conflicts between these fields. 

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Study cultural, social, political and environmental developments locally, nationally and globally, and you’ll discover how these changes have formed the environments, landscapes and societies we live in today
  • Examine the history of relocation and migration
  • Explore the ideas of place, power and identity, and consider the ethical concerns of diverse societies and vibrant cities
  • Take part in field investigation, analysis, conclusions and recommendations

You’ll be able to select option modules that cover both subjects, and your dissertation will allow you to embrace an area of particular interest to you.

Studying a joint honours course will challenge your ways of thinking and doing, as you develop skills and expertise in two different but closely related disciplines.

Expert practitioners 
Our staff work across the boundaries of these subjects, so they’ll guide you as you explore the points of difference between the two and help you discover how human geography and history feed into each other. Their wide-ranging research work will inform your learning – you’ll be taught by specialists in environmental history, Victorian street life, travel writing and the development of modern cities, to name a few.

Like minds
You’ll study alongside students from our BA (Hons) History and BA (Hons) Human Geography courses, giving you the opportunity to meet new people and share ideas.

Field trips
Field trips are used either in the sense of external visits where you can 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.

Placement opportunities
You’ll have the chance to undertake a placement in your second year, giving you first-hand experience of the workplace and plenty of skills to add to your CV.

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Why study Human Geography with History at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Fantastic placement opportunities
  2. A number of UK based field trips fully paid for by the school
  3. Industry experienced expert teaching team
  4. Studying a joint honours course will challenge your ways of thinking and doing, as you develop skills and expertise in two different but closely related disciplines

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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