UEA is now accepting applications for its new BA Geography degree based in the School of Environmental Sciences, which is being led by 3S faculty members. The degree complements our existing BSc Geography, and this new BA offers a broader range of human geography training, drawing on the world-leading expertise of 3S members.
Dr Gill Seyfang is the BA Geography course director, and in addition to core modules on Environmental Politics and Policymaking, Energy and People, Climate Change (Science and Policy) the degree will include a range of exciting new modules on Contemporary Economic Geographies, Urban Geographies, Nature and Culture, and Geographies of Agriculture.
Our BA Geography is a new course designed to train experts in human geography, developing a broad understanding of the economic, social, cultural and political challenges that the modern world faces.
While the BSc course focuses on the interactions between human society and the Earth’s environmental processes (from natural hazards to management of river catchments and biodiversity), this BA places emphasis on the geographical dimensions of societal change through the study of communities, cultures and their environment.
You’ll research themes like globalisation, climate change policy, energy transitions and urbanisation as part of a varied and flexible degree programme that can be shaped to develop your own particular interests.
Study in a progressive, world-renowned and diverse School
UEA has one of the best Environmental Science Schools in the world (in the QS worldwide top 30), producing some of the most important research in the country (1st for Research Impact in REF 2014).
That means you’ll have the chance to study with world-leading academics; benefit from cutting-edge facilities; and choose modules from a huge and varied range thanks to the vast expertise in our department.
A subject of huge importance with exceptional career prospects
Human geography is, almost by definition, concerned with some of humanity’s most pressing problems. As the world changes – whether through technology, politics, culture or climate – our understanding of it must change too, as well as our ways of living prosperously within it.
How do we respond effectively to climate change? How do we manage dwindling resources? How do we deal with population growth in cities and the challenges of more sustainable lifestyles?
These are examples of the important questions that geographers address.
As such, the subject produces some of the most employable graduates in the country. You’ll develop important practical knowledge, specialist training and a huge range of transferrable skills; from research and analysis to communication and teamwork.