Geography is vital in our globally interconnected world. It helps us understand human-environment relationships, and how they vary across time and space. Geography allows us to discover, record and shape the places we inhabit today and in the future.
This three-year BA degree is suitable if you know your interest lies in the field of Human Geography.
We cover a contemporary range of themes including processes shaping the global economy, mobility and migration, creative geographies and political geography.
You will have the chance to explore how landscapes are shaped and discover how populations move and interact.
At Swansea, we place a strong emphasis on fieldwork. Our location offers easy access to environments as varied as the Gower Peninsula, Brecon Beacons and rural west Wales and the urban industrial landscapes across south Wales.
You will have the opportunity to undertake overseas field courses in places such as Berlin, New York City and Vancouver.
If you don’t have the necessary entry requirements to enter on to the first year of a degree, you may be offered a place on a degree course with an integrated foundation year.
WHY HUMAN GEOGRAPHY AT SWANSEA?
Human Geography at Swansea University attracts students from around the world.
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay, Geography at Swansea is ranked:
- consistently highly for student satisfaction, with Human Geography 7th in the UK [National Student Survey 2018]
- In the UK top ten for research impact [Research Excellence Framework 2014] which informs our teaching
- 20th in the UK for research quality [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
Your learning will be shaped by inspirational and internationally-renowned academics including Dr Amanda Rogers who has been awarded the Learned Society of Wales’ Dillwyn Medal for outstanding early career research in the Creative Arts and Humanities and Dr Sergei Shubin who leads the Centre for Migration Policy Research (CMPR) and Pacondaa Project.
Swansea University holds a TEF Gold award, UK Government recognition for excellent teaching in UK higher education.
YOUR HUMAN GEOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE
A flexibly structured degree path means you have the opportunity to study abroad for a year or work in industry for a year, either locally, nationally or overseas.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and discussion groups, supported by practical classes and field courses.
In your second year you will take part in an international field course in Berlin, Mallorca, New York City or Vancouver.
Our facilities include a £4.2 million suite of state-of-the-art science laboratories and a high-performance computer laboratory.
You can study part of this degree in the medium of Welsh.
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Our Geography degrees at Swansea University are designed so that you have the skills that today’s employers are looking for. Geography graduates have a broad range of career options within sectors which include environmental management, aid and development agencies, conservation and regional and resource planning.
Our degrees will provide you with an understanding of the human world, the natural environment, and interactions between them and equip you with the practical, numerical and computational skills that are valued by many employers.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop your essential transferable skills, such as team working, communication, presentation, problem solving, and analytical skills.
We offer CV workshop and you will have access to our Employment Zone, which advertises work placements, part time vacancies and graduate jobs. We have dedicated staff who will always be on hand to provide employability support, throughout your studies.
We take Employability seriously and you will leave Swansea University with much more than a degree, gaining invaluable life skills and experiences on your journey.