Bath Spa University is a place of contrasts: history and heritage combine with a progressive outlook and innovative teaching methods, a tranquil environment, and vibrant courses. So you will enjoy the best of all worlds, and find the space where ideas and great work flourish. The innovative and critical thinking that the university encourages is essential to addressing contemporary issues such as climate change and sustainable development, whilst also enhancing attributes that are highly valued by graduate employers.
Study at Bath Spa and seek inspiration in our beautiful Newton Park campus. Newton Park is situated about four miles from the historic city of Bath, and eight miles from the vibrant city of Bristol. It’s an amazing parkland estate, designed by Capability Brown in the eighteenth century. It has its own nature reserve, lake with a lakeside walk, woods, historic listed buildings and rolling fields.
Complementing the historic buildings and tranquil setting, a recent major redevelopment has seen facilities for students grow and improve. A large, ultra-modern academic building ‘Commons’ has been built, which houses superb new teaching facilities, open-access technology-enabled study space, social learning space, café and outdoor amphitheatre. In addition, new student accommodation and social facilities are now available on campus, enabling you to immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings and busy social life at Bath Spa.
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Geography and Global Development
Geography courses at Bath Spa are hands-on, applied degrees that enable you to develop skills for the future. You will study the Earth and social sciences, but your choice of course and modules enables you to tailor your degree to your own interests and expertise. Specialist geographical themes at Bath Spa include sustainability and climate change, environmental hazards, development and globalisation, river and coastal processes and management, urban geographies, identities and inequalities, and GIS methods. In all of the courses there are opportunities to undertake overseas fieldwork, work placements and local action, to ensure that your degree makes a difference.
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At Bath Spa, you will study in a student-focussed, personal, supportive environment, guided by our expert teaching staff. You will master equipment and analytical techniques at the leading edge of the industry, all surrounded by the beauty of our stunning, platinum-rated Eco-campus close to the historic city of Bath.
• BSc (Hons) Geography (single or combined award):