GGH3200 The Competitive City
This module examines the global competitiveness of cities in the twenty-first century and the strategies adopted to enhance and maintain their performance in economic, social and environmental agendas (representing the three pillars of sustainability). The module is global in focus, focusing on a wide range of in-depth urban case studies to illustrate approaches, concepts, ideas and debates in urban studies.
GGH3201 Geographies of Citizenship
This module uses geographical ideas of citizenship to analyse social, political and cultural issues affecting first world societies. It examines how the use of citizenship by policy makers and other agencies has shaped relations between the public and the state. Particular attention is given to the geographies of participation, power, inclusion and exclusion.
GGH3202 Geographies of Landscape
This module introduces students to the geographic study of landscape. The module looks at the portrayal of landscape through a variety of media, including film, literature, and music, as well as considering `real¿ built and natural landscapes. In doing so, the module expands students¿ understanding of a range of key social, cultural and political geographic themes such as power, memory, identity, place, and dwelling.
GGH3203 Global Environmental Politics
This module investigates the processes, actors and policies associated with the evolution of global environmental politics. Using key examples of issues such as tropical deforestation, climate change or desertification, the module analyses the factors shaping, and difficulties facing, global environmental policy formulation and implementation in various geographical and actor scales.
GGH3204 Economic Development in Developing Economies
This module examines various development challenges faced by developing economies. It provides a critical analysis of the changes in conceptualization of development over time and subsequent changes in strategies, policies and programmes undertaken to address those challenges, as well as the role of institutions involved in promoting economic development.
GGH3206 Changing States and Global Political Geography
This module explores how the state became the dominant unit in world politics and the
challenges states face from globalisation, nationalist movements, non-state actors, and
extremist networks. Using contemporary case studies, students will examine key theories
in political geography regarding identity, power, and how political authority has been (and
might be) arranged over different territorial divisions worldwide.
GGP3200 Restoring Freshwater Environments
This module develops a critical understanding of how humans have impacted natural catchment processes and the techniques available for sustainably restoring degraded environments where a legacy of historical mismanagement has degraded the environmental value of freshwaters, destroying the aquatic habitat and increasing flood and drought hazards.
GGP3201 Long Term Ecology and Conservation
This module considers the response of organisms (plants, animals) to human impact, climate and ecological change on Quaternary timescales. We examine human-environment interactions in the Anthropocene; origins and trends in biodiversity; evolution & extinction; ecosystem processes and biogeochemical cycling; long-term conservation. The module links modern ecology and biogeography with long-term ecology.
GGP3202 Tectonic Geomorphology
The module focuses on how landforms can be created and modified by tectonic processes and how geomorphology can be used to interpret the nature of tectonic activity. An examination of the direct and indirect impact of tectonics on geomorphological systems at local through to regional and global scales.
GGP3204 Biological Conservation
This module examinee the pursuit of biological conservation. Drawing on a wide range of case study material, in temperate and tropical, terrestrial and aqueous environments, the module examines the drivers and rationales for biological conservation, and the role of stakeholders, policies, legislation and practices in achieving it.
GGP3205 Global Climate Change
This module is concerned with climate and environmental change in the past, present and future. Different timescales of climate change and their potential mechanisms are examined in detail. We critically review the process of future climate change prediction and review societal response options.
GGP3206 Desert Environments
This module considers the unique aspects of the physical geography of deserts and other drylands, which occupy 47% of the world¿s land area, and assesses the challenges of human-environment interactions. Key processes and landforms in these regions are explored, before examining their history and the prospects for the future of both landscape and inhabitants.
GGX3201 Advanced Fieldwork in Geography
Students will undertake an advanced field study, relating to key human and / or physical geographical issues in the visited area. After an introduction to key themes in the context of both urban and rural areas, students will conduct a group research project of their own design.
GGX3203 Work Based Learning in Geography
This module provides an opportunity for work based learning. Students work with an appropriate host organisation for a minimum of 100 hours, engaged on activities relevant to geographical skills, knowledge and expertise.
GGX3205 Advanced GIS and Big Data
This module provides an overview of advanced geographical information system (GIS) concepts and facilitates further practice of analytical skills. The concept of `big data¿ is explored within the geographical context. Themes and practice around the acquisition, processing, analysis and application of big data are introduced. Examples within geography are demonstrated across the natural and social sciences.