Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Human Geography and Planning

Study a combination of social, economic and cultural geography with urban and local planning. You'll learn how sustainable development can work.

Human Geography and Planning

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), this course allows you to study a range of contemporary themes within human geography, including:

  • Globalisation
  • Sustainability
  • Identity
  • The diversity of human living

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Learn about the role that planning plays in helping to shape our cities and towns and make them better places for us to live
  • Engage with live projects through a wide range of field trips, from half-day site visits in Leeds to week-long field trips further afield. This will give you the opportunity to apply your classroom learning in the real world
  • Be entitled to free student membership of the RTPI

Professional links
Many of our academics are active in or have previous experience of working in planning practice, and guest lecturers provide further professional links. This also leads to opportunities for hands-on experience via participation in real-world projects and consultations.

Study abroad
You’ll have the chance to study abroad for one semester - usually 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

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Why study Human Geography and Planning 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
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