Natural Sciences

Geography within Natural Sciences 2017-2018

This pages is primarily intended for existing students. It consists of modules available to Natural Sciences students, Joint-Honours regulations and general advice (which includes links to Departmental advice.)

The following lists the module code and the title of each module by the level of each module - clicking on the link will take you to further details listed in the Faculty Handbooks.

The last digit of the module code indicates whether the module is single, double or triple. The level indicates the year in which modules are normally taken, but it is often the case that students take modules from the adjacent level beneath the year of study. Visit the Subjects page for the general overarching rules and structure.

Please note that the modules on offer and the requirements for progression can change from year to year and that the only combinations of modules that are guaranteed to fit in the timetable are those splits between the two departments on an approved Joint Honours routes (MSci and BSc). 

Within Natural Sciences, Geography has BSc Joint-Honours programmes with: Biology; Earth Sciences; Mathematics; Psychology.

In BSc students' final year, they are required to take no less than 20 credits and no more than 60 credits of Capstone Modules. These modules are denoted with G

Geography modules available to Natural Sciences students

Level 1 modules

Environment And Society (GEOG1061)
Human Geography: Space And Place In A Changing World (GEOG1071)
Physical Geography (GEOG1081)
Introduction To Geographical Research (ba) (GEOG1222)
Introduction To Geographical Research (bsc) (GEOG1232)
Geographies Of Crisis (GEOG1241)
Understanding Earth's Principles (GEOG1251)

Level 2 modules

Scientific Research In Geography (GEOG2462)
Social Research In Geography (GEOG2472)
Urban Geography (GEOG2511)
Fluvial Systems (GEOG2521)
Glaciers And Glaciation (GEOG2531)
Geographies Of Development (GEOG2541)
Contested Environments (GEOG2551)
Social And Cultural Geography (GEOG2561)
Global Environmental Change (GEOG2571)
Political Geography (GEOG2581)
Handling Geographic Information (GEOG2591)
Mountain Landscapes (GEOG2611)
Theory And Concepts In Contemporary Human Geography (GEOG2621)
Economic Geography (GEOG2641)
Geochemistry Of The Environment (GEOG2651)
Climate Change: Geographical Perspectives (GEOG2661)

Level 3 modules

Race, Nature And Crisis (GEOG30A7)
Global Environmental Politics (GEOG30B7)
Water - Resource And Well-being (GEOG3177)
Sea-level Change And Coastal Evolution (GEOG3191)
Dissertation In Geography AG (GEOG3232)
Remote Sensing (GEOG3261)
Dissertation (double Module) In Geography BG (GEOG3432)
River Dynamics (GEOG3461)
Philosophy And Geography (GEOG3481)
Alpine Landscapes And Processes (GEOG3491)
Berlin: Field Research In A European Context (GEOG3501)
Ice Age Environments (GEOG3511)
The Arctic (GEOG3521)
Neoliberal Life (GEOG3537)
Everyday Economies (GEOG3541)
Territory And Geopolitics (GEOG3581)
Natural Hazards, Risk And Resilience (GEOG3621)
Oceans Past And Present (GEOG3641)
Power, Politics And Space (GEOG3661)
Iceland: Field Research In Glacial Environments (GEOG3691)
Mountain Hazards (GEOG3701)
Unfreedom In Labour Relations (GEOG3787)
Landslides (GEOG3807)
Antarctic Environments (GEOG3817)
Geochemical Applications (GEOG3827)
Memory: Power, Place, Identities (GEOG3857)
Spaces Of Health And Well-being (GEOG3867)
Geographies Of Difference And Identity (GEOG3931)
Peatland Geomorphology And Management (GEOG3947)
Geographies Of Money And Finance (GEOG3957)
Cape Town: Geographies Of Energy Transition (GEOG3971)
Integrated Catchment Modelling For Catchment Management (GEOG3987)
Feminist Geographies: Intimacy, Body, State (GEOG3997)

Requirements for Joint Honours (BSc Programmes)

There are 2 routes within Geography: Physical Geography route and Human Geography route.
Human Geography
Year 1

40 credits: Introduction To Geographical Research (ba) (GEOG1222) must be taken

Year 2

60 credits: Social Research In Geography (GEOG2472) and at least 20 credits from: Contested Environments (GEOG2551); Fluvial Systems (GEOG2521); Glaciers And Glaciation (GEOG2531); Global Environmental Change (GEOG2571); Mountain Landscapes (GEOG2611); Climate Change: Geographical Perspectives (GEOG2661); Geochemistry Of The Environment (GEOG2651); Handling Geographic Information (GEOG2591).

Year 3

40 credits taken from: Dissertation In Geography A (GEOG3232); Geographies Of Difference And Identity (GEOG3931); Cape Town: Geographies Of Energy Transition (GEOG3971); Natural Hazards, Risk And Resilience (GEOG3621); Participation And Place (GEOG3671); Philosophy And Geography (GEOG3481); Power, Politics And Space (GEOG3661); Territory And Geopolitics (GEOG3581); The Arctic (GEOG3521); Berlin: Field Research In A European Context (GEOG3501); Unfreedom In Labour Relations (GEOG3787); Memory: Power, Place, Identities (GEOG3857); Geographies Of Money And Finance (GEOG3957); Postcolonialism And Development (GEOG3877); Spaces Of Health And Well-being (GEOG3867); Water - Resource And Well-being (GEOG3177).

Physical Geography
Year 1

40 credits: Introduction To Geographical Research (bsc) (GEOG1232) must be taken

Year 2

60 credits: Scientific Research In Geography (GEOG2462) and at least 20 credits from: Fluvial Systems (GEOG2521); Contested Environments (GEOG2551); Glaciers And Glaciation (GEOG2531); Global Environmental Change (GEOG2571); Handling Geographic Information (GEOG2591); Mountain Landscapes (GEOG2611); Climate Change: Geographical Perspectives (GEOG2661); Geochemistry Of The Environment (GEOG2651).

Year 3

40 credits taken from: Dissertation (double Module) In Geography B (GEOG3432); Alpine Landscapes And Processes (GEOG3491); Remote Sensing (GEOG3261); Iceland: Field Research In Glacial Environments (GEOG3691); Mountain Hazards (GEOG3701); Oceans Past And Present (GEOG3641); River Dynamics (GEOG3461); Sea-level Change And Coastal Evolution (GEOG3191); The Arctic (GEOG3521); Ice Age Environments (GEOG3511); Antarctic Environments (GEOG3817); Geochemical Applications (GEOG3827); Landslides (GEOG3807); Peatland Geomorphology And Management (GEOG3947); Water - Resource And Well-being (GEOG3177).

Advice for progression and other aspects

Natural Sciences advice
Year 1

Human Geography: Introduction To Geographical Research (ba) (GEOG1222) is required to keep open the possibility of a Dissertation in Geography in the final year. Taking no or one module of Geography gives progression to modules in later years.
Progression from: GEOG1222.

Year 1

Physical Geography: Introduction To Geographical Research (bsc) (GEOG1232) is recommended to keep open the possibility of a Dissertation in Geography in the final year. Taking no or one module of Geography gives progression to modules in later years.
Progression from: GEOG1232.

Year 2

One of Scientific Research In Geography (GEOG2462) or Social Research In Geography (GEOG2472) is required to keep open a dissertation in the final year and to ensure you are following the "Joint-Honours" route. Otherwise, these modules are not compulsory.
Progression from: GEOG2462; GEOG2472.

For more information about the Natural Sciences degree programme, please contact:

Dr. James Blowey
Deputy Head of Faculty
Faculty of Science Office
Level 3 Chemistry Building
Durham University
DH1 3LE
UK

Tel: 0191 334 1028
Fax: 0191 334 1018
Email: natural.sciences-director@durham.ac.uk

WWW: Natural Sciences home page

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