Dissertation for Geographers
Building on an initial project proposal developed within the Year 2 Fieldwork and Research Design unit, students will identify and develop a topic of geographical interest and complete a substantial piece of independent research leading to the production of a dissertation. This will involve the collection, analysis, and presentation of primary and/or secondary data.
Bodies, Sexuality and Space
This unit introduces key contemporary issues in the geographies of sexualities such as the relationship between gender, embodiment and sexualities.
Cities and Architecture
The unit explores why and how geographers study architecture and buildings, highlighting key theoretical developments within the field. It examines key moments in the intellectual conception and practice of city making from utopian urbanism to iconic architecture and the evolving agenda of architectural conservation.
Geographies of Place-making
This unit introduces students to theoretical approaches to place-making, focusing on creativity and place, everyday place-making practices, tactical/resistance place making, and strategic place development.
GIS in the City
The aim of this unit is to develop the skills of identifying and applying appropriate spatial analysis techniques to problems in the urban environment.
Music, Sound and Space
This unit will provide students with a critical understanding and an enhanced awareness of the relationship between music, sound, space and place.
National Identity and Globalisation
This unit explores how global and national identities are formed and contested, examining the spaces, places and networks in which such identities emerge.
Planning Theory and Practice
The unit critiques the planning and management of the contemporary city. It also outlines potential future careers in contemporary place management and town planning.
Space, Politics and Memory
This unit takes a socio-cultural geographical approach to the politics of how contemporary societies remember the past in creating senses of identity, particularly national identity.
Specialist Field Investigation
Students will undertake fieldwork (typically an overseas residential field course) including field-based research design and implementation, and analysis and presentation of field-based data.
The Undergraduate Consultancy
This unit challenges students to deliver high-quality outputs from live projects to address the needs of professional clients.
Environmental Impact Assessment
This unit provides a practical overview of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and its requirements under the UK Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations.
Sustainable Resource and Waste Management
This unit explores the role of consumption, production and waste management in driving the transition from a linear (take-make-use-dispose) to a circular economy.