On this physical geography course you'll examine patterns and processes in the natural environment and learn how to tackle contemporary global issues such as climate change, environmental pollution and rising sea levels. You'll develop your understanding of these changes in the context of long-term variability.
Integral to your degree is field-based learning, independent research and technical training. We use the space around us as our living laboratory: you'll spend time learning in Sheffield and exploring the Peak District during field classes. We'll show you how to use geospatial techniques such as computer programming and satellite observations, and how to use Geographical Information Systems to observe and monitor the Earth.
This BSc will give you the specialist, practical and transferable skills you need for your future career. Typically our physical geography graduates progress to careers in research, sustainability, meteorology, environmental consultancy, GIS analysis, business, policy and government.
This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.
Royal Geographical Society (RGS)