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GY101
Arts - Geography

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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The study of Geopgraphy links the humanities, the social sciences and the sciences. 

Geography involves the study of subjects such as the impact of societies on the quality of the environment; geographical approaches to the study of world population;  the relationship between culture, landscape transformation and politics No prior knowledge of geography is assumed.

As part of an Arts degree, this subject is one of three subjects you choose in first year. In second and third year you continue with two of the subjects taken in First Arts. It may be possible to take an extra year studying abroad.


 
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ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies

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Geography prepares for a wide range of careers, including education, environmental consultancy, journalism, urban planning, heritage work, renewable energy sector, marketing, tourism, government and policy institute research, and NGO and CSO development work.



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