Canterbury Christ Church University Geography

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Canterbury Christ Church University Geography

Our Geography course reflects the diversity and scope of the subject and introduces you to the major changes in the contemporary world and to the diversity of places, cultures and environments. Staff are involved in a number of exciting research projects which feed into our teaching, and enjoy keen engagement with students throughout the course.

We teach Geography as an applied discipline that gives you a wide range of employment options as a graduate. The main features of our Geography degree include the opportunity for fieldwork in each year, and an emphasis on specialist and transferable skills which will help you in everyday life, further study and employment.

We are a small and caring team of geographers in the attractive, historical and vibrant city of Canterbury. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly we offer a valuable teaching and learning in a friendly and supportive environment, where you are not just another face in the crowd.

What will I study?

94% of Geography graduates were in employment or further study six months after completing their studies.

DLHE 2013-14

The first year follows a common core of six modules which provides the basis for the degree, introducing basic concepts, integrating data collection and analysis, and combining theory and practice in both physical and human geography at a variety of scales from local to global. The importance of understanding issues in sustainable development is introduced and embedded within these modules.

The second and third years allow you to develop a degree which suits your particular interests and career aspirations. You will have a choice from a range of human and physical geography modules in addition to modules in GIS.

In addition to fieldwork undertaken as part of the degree, optional field visits to Dublin and Berlin are run most years.

Work experience

Our Geography students have had the opportunity to undertake work-related experience through summer internships. These include both funded internships through the university, or those organised by the students themselves with outside organisations.