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New Student Induction
Department of Geography,
Environment and Development
innovative interdisciplinary
timely and topical
exciting and interesting
Globally relevant
Skills and employability
Not only classroom-based
Flexible learning
Our BSc Programmes of Study
Environmental Management
Development and Globalisation
Community Development and Public Policy
We also offer a range of Certificates
Programme structure
Each Programme consists of modules
worth a total of 360 credits, normally
comprising 120 credits each at levels 4, 5
and 6.
Part time study normally takes 4 years
Programme Content
• All students study compulsory modules (level
4 or 5) to develop generic skills (examples
include Global Environmental Issues,
Community Action, Humans and Environment)
• In addition, students pursue their own interests
and choose option modules (level 5 or 6)
(examples include Coastal Processes and
Management, Gender Space and Time,
Geographies of the City).
Humans and the Environment (level 4)
Tutor: Dr Kezia Barker
The idea of ‘nature’
The creation of wilderness
Sustainable development
Science and
environmental risk
Public participation in
Universities and
Global Environmental Issues (level 4)
Tutor: Dr Diane Horn
Climate change
Sea level rise
Coastal erosion and flooding
Human Geography: Space and
Place in the Contemporary World
(level 4)
Tutor: Dr Paul Watt
Indicative topics
Geographies of Food
Deindustrialisation and
London as a Global City
Geographies of Childhood
Youth, Place and
Gender and Geography
Cultural Landscapes
Field Visit – East London
Your tutor
There is a dedicated tutor for each year
group of your programme of study
Your personal tutor is there to advise
you on academic progress through your
Student services and counselling are
there to help with personal issues and
general issues about academic study.
You need to pass level 4 modules to
progress to level 5
At level 4 the marks do not count
towards your final degree
You are assessed through coursework
and examinations
You must submit your coursework on
time or a penalty will be applied
Contemporary Debates in Food and Farming
(level 5)
Tutor: Dr Isobel Tomlinson
Food security
Food sovereignty
Sustainable Intensification
Organic farming
Climate Change
Dietary Change
Environmental Processes (level 5)
Tutor: Dr Sue Brooks
Atmosphere Lithosphere Hydrosphere Biosphere
Social Justice – Level 5
Theories of social justice
Social justice dilemmas
Political and ethical thought
Nature of equality
Examining case studies
Options for policy makers
Taking this module will help students in public sector and community development
settings, engage in debates regarding fairness, equality and justice in society.
Key readings: Craig, G. et al (2008) Social Justice and Public Policy: Seeking
Fairness in Diverse Societies.
Policy Press;
Sandel, M. (2009) Justice: What’s
for presentationi/J
the Right Thing to Do? London: Allen
Bloomsbury class
Coastal Processes and Management (level 6)
Tutor: Dr Diane Horn
coastal currents
coastal sediment transport
beach landforms
laboratory class: wave tank measurements
2 field trips: beach processes, coastal management
sea level rise
coastal erosion
wetland loss
Environment and Development (level 6)
Exploring intersections between
environmental management and economic development
•Environmental policy
• Global environmental
• Science and local
• Political ecology
• Social movements
• Neoliberalism
• Commodity chains
• & detailed case
- Green economy
solutions & critique
- Biodiversity
- Toxic waste trade
Storms, Seas and Rivers:
hydrology in the field
(level 6)
Dr Sue Brooks
Landscape Change: past and future (level 6)
Tutor: Dr Becky Briant
climate changes over 2 million years
sea level changes of over 100 m
large ice-sheets in Europe
rivers and climate change
climate change
sea level changes
glaciers and people
river systems and
impacts on humans
laboratory class: fossils / environmental reconstruction
day field trip to the New Forest / Solent region
Cities and Urban Inequalities
(level 6)
Tutor: Dr Paul Watt
Indicative Topics
Source: Paul Watt (2012)
Analyzing the City – From
Chicago to LA
Ethnic Diversity and
Social Housing
Suburbanisation and Suburbia
Post-Socialist Cities
2012 London Olympics and
Urban Regeneration
Culture-led Regeneration
Gender: Space and Time (level 6)
Tutor: Dr Rosie Cox
Theorisations of gender and sexuality
Gender, sexuality and the body
Gendering home
Gender, sexuality and the city
Gender, imperial spaces and
• Gender, sexuality and nature
• Globalization: the feminization of poverty.
Fieldwork opportunites
North Norfolk
London based survey days
Kew Gardens
BSc Geography
Level 4
Humans and Environment
Global Environmental Issues
Human Geography
Basic Principles of GIS
Level 5
Environmental Processes
Environment, Economy and Society in Europe
Options at level 5 or 6
BSc Environmental Management
Level 4
Humans and Environment
Global Environmental Issues
Foundations of Environmental Science
Basic Principles of GIS
Level 5
Environmental Processes
Environment, Economy and Society in Europe
Options at level 5 or 6
BSc Development and
Level 4
Humans and Environment
Theories of Development
Development and Globalisation
Actors in Development
Level 5
Environmental Security
Children Youth and International Development
Level 6
Race, Ethnicity and Development
Options at level 5 or 6
BSc Community Development
and Public Policy
Level 4
Introductions: Community and Local Government Studies
Leadership and Governance in Local Communities
Community-Based Project Development and Management
Community Action
Level 5
Social Justice
Options at level 5 or 6
For all general enquiries please contact
The Admin Team on +44(0) 20 3073 8000 or email [email protected]
Office hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm (excluding bank holidays)
Individual Course Administrators are assigned to Courses and Modules, should
you require more specific support. Details of all our staff can be found on the
You can access this presentation and other information on the GEDS website
Further information can be found in the GEDS Undergraduate Handbook