You are not required to have studied Mathematics beyond GCSE (or equivalent) level. This programme is open to all students who have attained an overall 2:1 in their first year and a minimum mark of 60% in the GEOG1400: Digital Geographies module.
Each year of this programme is designed around a combination of compulsory modules as well as opportunities to undertake optional and discovery modules across the University. The BA Geography with Quantitative Research Methods programme shares a common first year with BA Geography / BA Geography with Transport Studies before placing a strong emphasis on the application of quantitative analysis to contemporary world problems.
In Year one, you will develop a grounding in the core concepts and themes of human geography, plus key academic writing and digital learning skills. Core modules explore different geographies of a changing world, including economic globalisation, neighbourhood change, urbanisation and cities, migration, health, development, environmental management and sustainability. We focus on issues of justice, difference, identity, nature, space and place across different scales and ideologies.
In Year two, you will be provided with a core curriculum of research and career skills training, including intermediate social and spatial data analysis skills. You will supplement these modules with optional choices that cover geo-politics and international development, economic geography, the development of modern cities, citizenship and identity, protest and resistance, natural resource management, and sustainable transport.
At the end of Year two, you will have the opportunity to complete an industrial placement or study abroad, which will extend your degree by 12 months. At the end of your studies, you will graduate with the industrial or international variant of your degree, if applicable. For example:
- BA Geography with Quantitative Research Methods
- BA Geography with Quantitative Research Methods (Industrial)
- BA Geography with Quantitative Research Methods (International)
In the final year of your programme, you will undertake a quantitative dissertation where you will apply the skills developed earlier in the programme to a research area of your choice.
You will be supported by a member of academic staff who will mentor you through the process. In addition, you will undertake a core advanced skills module and select from a pool of optional modules, including retail planning, fieldtrips and placement modules.