Human Geography and Sociology 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Human Geography and Sociology. This course enables understanding of social relations in a diverse range of environmental contexts.

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

UCAS code: LLH7

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Course Overview

While Sociology focuses on the social aspects of human behaviour, and critically examines social inequalities and systemic power relations, Human Geography shows how humanity is thoroughly environmental and that all behaviour is shaped by its cultural and spatial context. Apart from teaching sociological and geographical theory, this programme will also take you to fascinating fieldwork destinations in the UK and overseas, where you will 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 will explore the characteristics, diversity, interdependence and changing nature of humanity in place.

What will this mean for my future?

The Sociology and Human Geography programme will enable you to develop as a critical, analytic, and creative thinker – skills which are useful for a wide range of careers. Our graduates have entered occupations including planning and development surveyor, logistics manager, residential surveyor, town planner, international development worker, transport planner or market researcher.

Alternatively you might move into work in the creative industries, social care, the health sector, advertising and marketing, the charity sector, youth services, and local government. Some of our graduates also choose to pursue further academic study.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Social Inequalities in the Modern World
  • Classical Sociology
  • Human Geographies
  • Geographical Skills
  • People and the Environment
  • Practicing Human Geography

Second year

  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Analysing Culture
  • Globalisation and its Discontents
  • Dynamic Geographies
  • Practical Human Geography
  • Space and Society
  • City, Culture, Society

Third year

  • Dissertation in Sociology or Human Geography
  • Virtual Revolution
  • Streets, Skyscrapers, and Slums
  • Home and Belonging
  • Applied GIS
  • Inspirational Landscapes
  • Geographies of Children and Youth