Date of publication: 2017-09-05 11:40
All students take core modules covering key skills and concepts in Geography, and all students have the opportunity to undertake a further field course in either Human Geography or Physical Geography. Currently the Human Geography field course involves field work in Spain, while the Physical Geography field course explores the stunning landscapes of the NW Highlands of Scotland. Themes developed in lecture courses are applied to different landscapes through project-based work and group teaching.
Recent emphasis on global change and biodiversity has raised awareness of the importance of species and their interactions in determining how sustainable our lifestyle is. This module explores the factors that drive population and community dynamics, with a strong focus on multi-trophic interactions and terrestrial ecosystems.
After my degree I hope to go into travel or environmental journalism, and the flexibility of my programme means that I am gaining knowledge in a wide variety of areas and keeping my options open for the future.
Along with many others, I have enjoyed this post and following discussion. I have a bit of a different type of question. I am currently an undergraduate double-majoring in wildlife ecology and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am an older returning student and as a result of necessarily working primarily for money during the summer/semesters I have little experience in my desired field of conservation.
On the professional placement between the second and final years, you will gain valuable experience by spending a year working within an organisation appropriate to your degree.
Warning to prospective graduate students, selecting a graduate program is an individual decision and the top programs listed here may not be the best program for you. There are many factors to take into consideration and this decision process is probably worthy of its own blog post, or a series of several blog posts. At the very least, you should take a look at a recent copy of the AAG 8767 s Guide to Geography Programs.
Broaden your horizons with our Study Abroad programme. This is available as a three-year BSc Hons or four-year MSci Hons degree. You will spend your second year studying at one of our international partner universities, allowing you to gain experience of a different culture and society while studying a similar set of modules to those we offer at Lancaster.
Students taking this module will gain a range of transferable skills including: report writing, data analysis and presentation, team working, verbal presentation, summarising technical texts and design of scientific enquiries.
During Level 9 you will also complete a Dissertation, an independent piece of geographical research which provides you with the opportunity to study a topic of your choice in considerable depth.
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of (no element below ) is proof of this. If you need to improve your written and spoken English, you might be interested in our English language courses.
The module aims to develop higher level scientific skills in measuring the natural environment, quantifying dynamic processes numerically and digesting scientific literature. Students will gain the skillset required to describe catchment hydrological processes in a quantitative manner, therefore utilising a developed understanding of fundamental hydrological processes, their field measurement ('hydrometry') and basic aspects of dynamic catchment modelling. Additionally, students will gain a range of transferrable academic skills, such as the ability to use data and basic models to derive solutions, and applying subject-specific literature to help understand theory and limitations of theory, measurements and models.
Students will gain knowledge of eco-innovation and understand how the concept relates to business opportunities for environmental goods and services. In addition, students will gain the knowledge and skillset required to analyse how both small businesses and large global organisations apply eco-innovation into their business planning, whilst
Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 6 (Year 6) and Part 7 (Year 7, 8 and sometimes 9). For most programmes Part 6 requires you to study 675 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.