Human Geography 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

Our Human Geography course explores the way in which humans relate to the environment through lab, lecture and field-based learning opportunities.

Single Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: L720

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Course Overview

This course will take you to fascinating fieldwork destinations in the UK and overseas, where you’ll add to your growing skills in understanding and influencing the way humans relate to the environment. In the lab, the field and the archive, you’ll explore the characteristics, diversity, interdependence and changing nature of places. You’ll understand the applications and possibilities Human Geography provides in solving problems, creating wealth and improving quality of life. You’ll collect and analyse spatial, social and environmental data, and become familiar with industry standard GIS software for analysing, visualising and integrating that data.

Human Geography at Keele was ranked in the top 10 nationally for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

What will this mean for my future?

In addition to providing very specific human geography skills, this course will enhance your abilities in communication, make you proficient in various methods such as GIS or primary data collection, and develop your creativity in problem solving.

This will all be invaluable as you address social, environmental, ethical and global problems as part of your studies or in the world of work. You might go on to work as a planning and development surveyor, logistics manager, residential surveyor, town planner, international development worker, transport planner or market researcher.

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Indicative modules

First Year

  • Geography and Geographers*
  • Human Geographies
  • Geographical Skills
  • People and the Environment
  • Practising Human Geography
  • The Politics of Sustainability*
  • Global Warming or a New Ice Age?*

Second Year

  • Dynamic Geographies
  • Practical Human Geography
  • Geographical Research Training Space and Society
  • City, Culture and Society*
  • Regional Land Systems*

Third Year

  • Dissertation
  • Inspirational Landscapes
  • Postcolonialism in South Asia
  • Economic Development and Environmental Transformation
  • Geographies of Children and Youth
  • Environmentalism, Environmental Movements and Protest
  • Home, Belonging, Locality and Material Culture**

*Single honours only

**Single honours and Major route only