Human Geography – BA


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Do you want to explore the cultures, economies and societies that make up our world and understand the local, regional and global processes that influence them?

Our Human Geography BA programme will develop your knowledge of the political, economic, cultural and historical factors that shape relationships between people, places and our planet. It is designed for students who wish to specialise on the social science perspectives of the discipline, exploring themes including globalisation, cities, culture, social justice, global health and development. Year One provides a broad foundation in key elements of geography and Years Two and Three offer a range of exciting optional modules that specialise on human geography topics and skills, providing flexibility to tailor your study towards your interests and career goals. You will develop both subject-specific and transferable skills including social science research methods, geographical information systems (GIS), effective communication and problem-solving, unlocking a wide range of employment options after graduation. You can also explore key concepts from human geography through fieldwork in the UK and destinations further afield such as New York and Boston, before designing your own research project in your final year with guidance and support from our experts.

This programme is based in the School of Geography on QMUL’s Mile End campus in the vibrant heart of east London. You will join a learning community of students and academics, drawn from over 35 countries across the world. Each student has an academic advisor who supports their studies and transition to university. Our student experience and engagement team provide further pastoral care and social opportunities outside of the classroom. The School’s dedicated Careers Consultant offers one-to-one advice and coaching meetings for students and hosts regular employer events on campus that often feature returning graduates from the School.

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Careers - Many of our graduates use their subject knowledge directly, in policy, town or transport planning or geographical information systems (GIS). Others take their transferable skills into other careers, from business to health. Recent graduates have been hired by: Citizens UK Deloitte Environment Agency Jacobs Ordnance Survey WWF