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Geography, Society and Environment

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

The Geography, Society and Environment degree is designed for students who are interested in human geography and related topics in urban design, social policy, cities and modern studies. Overall, this degree explores the ways in which people shape and are shaped by the places and environments in which they live. How do cities change and how do the people involved shape those cities and neighbourhoods? How does the built environment shape our behaviour? What makes some places healthier or happier or more resilient?

You will develop field work skills in surveying, mapping and site assessment with field work and site visits as a key strand in your learning. You will develop important research skills through core modules in statistics, data analysis and research methods which you will apply to your final year research dissertation. Cross-disciplinary and problem-based working helps students acquire the skills needed to work in multi-disciplinary teams and solve real-world problems.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements

Standard entry: 4 Highers at AABB plus English and Maths at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC plus English and Maths at National 5.

For entry to Level 2 you would require 2 Advanced Highers at BB plus 4 Highers at AABB.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

3K3W

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Department

Geography and Urban Studies

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

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Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals