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3 years

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Brayford Pool

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UCAS Code

L700

Course Code

GEHGEHUB

BA (Hons) Geography

Geography and Environmental Studies at Lincoln is ranked in the top 10 in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2022 (out of 68 ranking institutions).

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Subject to Revalidation

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UCAS Code

L700

Course Code

GEHGEHUB

Dr Julian Clifton - Programme Leader

Dr Julian Clifton - Programme Leader

Julian is an environmental social scientist with teaching and research expertise in areas of environmental policy, development studies, climate change policy, and marine and terrestrial resource management and conservation. He has held teaching and research roles at the University of Portsmouth and the University of Western Australia, where he was Head of the Geography Department. Julian has conducted research in diverse locations including South East Asia, Australia, the western Indian Ocean, Central America, and Latin America.

Academic Staff List

Welcome to BA (Hons) Geography

Geography is an integrative subject that seeks to understand the relationship between human society and its environment, addressing some of the critical issues that are challenging our future.

The BA (Hons) Geography Degree at Lincoln explores social science perspectives on issues of globalisation, sustainability, geo-politics and cultural change ranging from the local to the global scale. It encourages students to develop the analytical, critical and collaborative skills needed to work across broad interdisciplinary issues.

This course is designed to develop subject understanding and geographical skills progressively in the context of real-world problems, enabling students to apply their learning to contemporary global challenges. With Lincoln's unique focus on the 'safety and health of the inhabited Earth', our mission is to deliver a degree that is relevant to the global, environmental and societal challenges for the 21st century.

A belief in the importance of interdisciplinary knowledge to address major issues is at the heart of our approach. Our academics are experienced researchers investigating key and emerging issues in global development across a spectrum of human geography, in collaboration with academics in other disciplines, including physical geography.

Students can engage in research and project work that builds on the expertise of staff. This includes the 'Student as Producer' initiative that facilitates undergraduates and academics to collaborate on research activities.

How You Study

BA and BSc Geography students at Lincoln follow a common central thread of concept lectures, seminars, small group tutorials, practical teaching of analytical skills through field and laboratory classes, as well as group project work under close personal supervision. We aim to provide a strong staff to student ratio to support student learning throughout the programme.

In the first year, a series of core modules are designed to integrate both human and physical geography skills and concepts. This approach aims to provide a foundation for students to become "geographers" in the true, interdisciplinary sense.

The first year consists of a range of human and physical geography modules which include both fieldwork and practical sessions, and provide the necessary groundwork for further study. In the second and third years students will focus primarily on the human geography pathway but also have the opportunity to study elements of physical geography within the context of a broad interdisciplinary approach. Both years comprise a mixture of core modules covering research skills, laboratory techniques, fieldwork and modelling, as well as optional modules, designed to enable students to follow their interests.

Students will also be able to select optional modules from the BSc Geography programme as part of their course. Detailed information on all modules can be found within the module tab.

Core skills students have learned in gathering, collating and analysing data will be developed in extensive projects and fieldwork, in the UK and overseas. Students also have the opportunity to develop skills in residential fieldwork, through placements and other activities, providing the chance to apply geographical knowledge in real-world settings, and put theory into practice.

For mandatory trips in the first and second years, costs of travel and accommodation are covered by the Department. Should students choose to participate in any optional, additional third year field trips they will be responsible for covering their travel, accommodation and general living costs.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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Field Work

Our students benefit from a wide range of fieldwork destinations both in the UK and overseas to support the development of key skills in gathering, collating, and analysing quantitative and qualitative data.

In the first year, students are introduced to a range of data collection and reporting methods with a focus on Lincolnshire. In the second year, all students undertake an overseas trip to Crete which explores various aspects of human and physical geography. All travel and accommodation costs of these compulsory trips are covered by the University.

In addition, students can opt to join an overseas trip in their final year which is currently to Chile, with Penang in Malaysia being developed as an additional destination. These trips examine issues of relevance to human and physical geography in the local cultural and environmental context. Students will be expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs for the final year optional trips.

An Introduction to Your Modules


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

A Sustainable Lincolnshire 2022-23GEH1007MLevel 42022-23Lincolnshire has a diverse physical geography and faces a number of human and societal challenges making it an excellent laboratory to study global issues related to the health and safety of the inhabited earth within the Universitys local to global remit. Local fieldwork introduces students to contemporary issues in the social and natural environment through in-depth studies in the county of Lincolnshire. We visit three types of environment the urban, the rural and the coastal to study environmental hazards and economic and ecosystem sustainability and the interactions between these processes.CoreEarth Observation & GIS 2022-23GEP1006MLevel 42022-23The aim of this module is to teach students the fundamental theory and practical applications of Earth observation (remote sensing) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Geospatial technologies (involving remote sensing and GIS) have changed the way businesses and policymakers solve problems and the way scientists understand Earth system processes and hazards. These technologies are routinely used by people in their work and their daily life (e.g. via Google Earth). This module aims to introduce students to some of the important sources of geospatial data and the technologies underpinning them, and will highlight ways in which they are used both within geographical science and more widely. In addition students can gain hands-on, skills-based experience in processing and analysing data using GIS and Remote Sensing software. These are vital tools that will enable students to more rigorously assess the safety and health of the inhabited Earth.CoreEarths Changing Surface and the Anthropocene 2022-23GEP1007MLevel 42022-23This module aims to provide a grounding in the key aspects of Geomorphology, including fluvial, coastal, glacial, and hillslope geomorphology, and looks to build a firm foundation in understanding surface processes and hazards. It outlines a local to global framework of Earth surface processes and variability over space and time, drawing on case studies from both locally and across the world. There is therefore excellent complementarity with its sister module The Earth System Processes and Hazards, but with a stronger focus on Geomorphology and mass movements. These two modules taken together aim to develop essential knowledge and understanding that underpin the Department of Geographys distinctive and unifying flavour of the Safety and Health of the Inhabited Earth. The importance of taking the long view (e.g. Holocene and longer perspective) in order to understand Earths changing surface in the context of anthropogenic climate change will be emphasised.CoreFoundations of Human Geography 2022-23GEO1004MLevel 42022-23This module will help students to better comprehend what it means to do geography, think like a geographer, and be a geographer. It examines the fundamental notions that distinguish human geography as a unique social science and chronicles how human geographers have come to identify themselves, starting from the ground up. It explores why the history of geography is so important to understanding how human geographers examine and ask questions about the world. This module provides geographical context to the more particular subject modules found in later years of the degree programme. Students will be able to recognise evolving notions employed by geographers in their attempts to comprehend human-environment linkages after completing this module. Learners will also comprehend and apply fundamental map and mapping principles. Students will be able to think about how people and societies perceive and act in their surroundings, as well as the interactions that result from such views. Learners will also be able to grasp the crucial role that ecological thought has had in the formation of human geography, as well as examine the shifting uses of natural resources and environmental adaptations that have happened across cultures and time periods.CoreLearning From Geographical Engagement 2022-23GEO1002MLevel 42022-23The aim of this module is to introduce students to how geographical knowledge is created, developed and communicated. Students will engage with a series of weekly lectures that focus on key skills and knowledge that students will require throughout their degree. You will be introduced to the tools required to search and evaluate academic literature relevant to your studies, the philosophical constructs around which geographical knowledge is based and how to effectively communicate using approaches that you will encounter during your degrees such as essay writing, report writing, posters and presentations. Students will also engage with a series of weekly seminars in which journal articles on different geographical topics will be introduced. These will cover cutting edge topics and be delivered by a combination of staff from the Department.CorePeople, Places, Patterns and Processes 2022-23GEH1006MLevel 42022-23Certain forces are shaping the structure of human populations and societies in the 21st century. The aim of this module is to help students gain foundational understanding of these different forces as well as their effects on human population structure. Students will get an opportunity to explore different aspects of population dynamics across developed and developing societies. From this quantitative starting point, students will be progressed into qualitative exploration of different place identities and attachments, cultural changes, and representations of places at a global scale. Teaching sessions will focus on people, their individual and collective characteristics, spatial distributions, and the undercurrents that account for these spatial patterns. In a broad sense, the module reflects the diversity of geography and it is closely aligned to spatial demography. Consequently, in addition to gaining insights into theoretical basis of population geography, students will also be exposed to the technical foundations of demographic data analysis through hands-on software training.CoreSustainable Environments & Ecosystems 2022-23GEH1003MLevel 42022-23The aim of this module is to introduce students to the links between ecosystems and human health. The module focuses heavily on the role of human activities in changing ecosystems, covering aspects of human impacts on ecosystems as well as policy and regulatory actions to improve and safeguard vital ecosystems. Impacts are assessed in terms of both human and wider environmental factors such as quality of life and access to safe and healthy resources as well as biodiversity, landscape assets and climate resilience. Local and global case studies will be drawn to assess issues such as the sustainable design of built environments, sustainable approaches to waste management and threats linked to overconsumption of natural resources and excess pollution. By exploring a range of relevant case studies we will question assumptions about environmental/ecosystem interactions and equip students with the necessary critical knowledge and overview for deriving real-world solutions to a representative range of current environmental problems.CoreThe Earth System: Processes & Hazards 2022-23GEP1005MLevel 42022-23The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the general principles of physical geography for students with diverse backgrounds. Using a systems-based approach to physical geography, four environmental systems will be examined: geosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere. The final part of the module will consider the interactions between physical systems and also the causes and consequences of system change, such as climate change, over time and space. The occurrence and impacts of some key natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, floods and droughts) will also be considered, which will facilitate an improved appreciation of the safety and health of the environment.CoreCultural, Historical and Economic Geography 2023-24GEO2004MLevel 52023-24Geography examines the relationship between societies and the natural and cultural landscapes they inhabit. Cultural and historical geographies explore the roots of contemporary challenges within societies, including in colonial and post-colonial contexts. From this perspective, students will consider how historical processes of marginalisation persist in the modern world, and how todays social and environmental challenges can be more fully understood through a cultural lens. Economic geography explores the economic processes that influence the relationship between societies and wider landscapes, including sites of production and consumption and economic disparity. Factors that influence the economic landscape of regions include traditional economic factors (land, labour, and capital) as well as social, cultural, behavioural, and institutional factors. Thus, in addition to cultural and historical factors, students are also introduced to traditional as well as more contemporary ways of thinking about economic landscapes. Overall this module synthesises diverse perspectives to equip students with in-depth understandings of the interrelated factors that produce contemporary inequalities, and explain colonial and post-colonial legacies of inequality.CoreDevelopment Studies & the Global South 2023-24GEH2004MLevel 52023-24This module is about the challenges for economic development in the Global South. Such challenges cannot be studied in isolation so the key issues are examined from the perspective of an increasing pace of globalisation. This leads us to assess the role of political and corporate actors at the global scale as well as issues relating to local actors, resources and natural environments. The module begins with a critical introduction to core theories of international development and evidence of different measures of inequality before more contemporary theories relating to urban growth, demographic change, technology and new industrial systems are applied to deepen understanding of the processes that perpetuate global inequality. As well as global systems, new opportunities for locally embedded growth in the form of local business development, tourism and technology-based opportunities will be explored. Finally, the added vulnerability associated with wars, natural disasters and new geopolitics are considered in relation to the development potential of different regions of the Global South.CoreEarth Observation, Modelling & Visualisation: Representing Reality & Understanding Change 2023-24GEH2009MLevel 52023-24The ability to model the behaviour of natural and human systems, and their interaction, is an increasingly vital tool in understanding both these systems and the consequence of changes such as population growth or climate change; it is therefore essential for assessing the safety and health of the inhabited Earth. This module uses lectures and computer practicals to introduce the numerical modelling of geographical processes and systems. The science and art of model formulation, construction, and testing will be covered in detail. Students will use a number of specially-written models from various areas of physical and human geography.CoreGeographical Data Analysis Methods 2023-24GEP2010MLevel 52023-24This module equips students with highly employable data analysis skills which they will use both in their studies and their careers beyond. Students will learn from a lectures series and accompanying practical classes. As part of the module students will deliver a project related to real-world geographical problems.CoreHazards and Society 2023-24GEH2010MLevel 52023-24Modern societal development has created new exposures and risks to such hazards that are not fully understood, or may be perceived in different ways even within the same community. Such vulnerabilities are often only brought into view in the aftermath of a disaster, when losses of life, capital and livelihoods have already occurred, making it vital to assess the physical and social dimensions of hazards in order to increase preparedness. This module is focused around a field-week that will explore the theme of hazards and their relationship to society from both an environmental and human standpoint. This interdisciplinary perspective on hazards and society will offer new insights into the challenges facing contemporary societies in a specific region, while also providing insight into the opportunities offered by geographical research. An overriding aim of the module is to understand how various forms of geographical knowledge can better prepare us for the challenges of environmental hazards and global change more broadly. The aim of this module is to provide experience in practising real geography through field exercises, data collection and interpretation, and presentation of data. This field-week will strengthen students ability to identify research problems, design and execute data collection strategies, and present well-reasoned and coherent interpretations of findings.CoreHuman Geography Theory and Research 2023-24GEH2012MLevel 52023-24Independent research is a valuable skill in geography and prized by employers. In this module you learn how to conduct independent research by undertaking a series of research projects including using social laboratory techniques. These will teach you the theory and philosophy behind human geographical research as well as its practical application. By the end of the module you will build and interrogate your own datasets to develop your own understanding of a social geographical problem.CoreHuman Impacts on the Environment 2023-24GEO2001MLevel 52023-24This module uses the concepts surrounding environmental health to introduce students to a wide range of critical environmental issues facing the world today. Using a range of global and regional environmental problems, incorporating case studies on climate change, natural resources, land-use change and agriculture, pollution, degradation and threats to environments, ecosystems, and society. Students will critically explore the causes, consequences, and impacts of humans on environmental health issues, as well as learn how to question assumptions about the underlying processes.CoreBiogeography & Planetary Health 2023-24GEP2002MLevel 52023-24This module introduces the key concepts of biogeography and planetary health. The aim of the module is to develop students understanding of the impacts of climatic- and human-induced changes on the distribution and functioning of biomes and terrestrial ecosystems. The module consists of three broad themes. The first theme consists of an introduction to the course and examples of human and climate-induced change from a local to global context. The second part covers the techniques that are used to monitor and quantify ecosystem health and predict changes in current ecosystem patterns. The final theme of the module covers the implication of these changes and strategies to mitigate or cope with these changes.OptionalPlacement (Level 2) 2023-24GEH2007MLevel 52023-24The Level 2 placement provides students with the opportunity to develop their professional skills by spending time with a relevant local employer. Students will spend 150 hours working under the direct supervision of the employer. Tasks will be developed to give the student an insight into the professional working environment in the wider field of geography. Students will then prepare an essay on their professional learning experience, with reflections on how elements of the Geography syllabus relate to at least one core area of their work experience. The Department of Geography counts with an established network of local employers that offer placements on regular basis, and an experienced Placement Officer who helps students finding the most adeguate organization for their placements.OptionalSoG International Study Year 2023-24GEH2011MLevel 52023-24The School believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. Provision of this option supports the educational aims of the School of Geography and enhances the distinctiveness of its degrees at Lincoln. The optional year is intended to: - enable students to benefit from studying within a cross cultural environment; - expose students to a wider academic and cultural experience; - enhance their future employment opportunities; - by increasing their cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for students within the School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend a year studying abroad at one of the Universitys approved partner institutions. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard and successfully completed the application process for the year abroad. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. Upon their return, as part of the assessment for this modules, students are required to critically reflect upon their experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalSoG Work Placement Year 2023-24GEH2002XLevel 52023-24OptionalClimate Change: Processes, Politics & Policy 2024-25GEH3013MLevel 62024-25This module examines the physical, social and political characteristics, and the physical causes, of natural and anthropogenic climate change. These key themes will be explored in terms of how society has responded to the physical processes and impacts of climate.CoreEnvironmental Management 2024-25GEP3012MLevel 62024-25This module examines a range of interdisciplinary environmental management techniques that are used to address critical environmental, human and planetary health issues. Students will gain an understanding of the most appropriate techniques and solutions using a range of global, regional and local environmental case studies. There is a strong emphasis on practice-based skills with guest lectures from practitioners in the field, practical and seminar classes. An innovative assessment will give students the opportunity to be involved in actively influencing sustainable behaviour in the younger generation and giving them a chance to become the teacher. This approach is especially useful in the third year as it exposes students to a wide range of career options in environmental science management and policy/regulation.CoreGeographies of Health & Wellbeing 2024-25GEH3007MLevel 62024-25This module addresses issues of unequal health and wellbeing at local, regional, and global scales. Three frameworks for interpreting and understanding inequalities form the foundations of the module: medical, social, and transformative frameworks reflect major shifts in thinking about how health and wellbeing are defined, the cause of health inequalities, and appropriate solutions to address inequalities. Each perspective is associated with a range of indicators that are used to assess and identify the spatial and demographic characteristics of inequalities. Examples will be used to demonstrate how these different frameworks can be applied to identify the biological, social, and institutional factors that contribute to inequalities. Case-studies and examples include communicable disease (such as COVID-19) as well as non-communicable illness, and physical as well as mental health issues. A core theme is challenging assumptions about the individual causes of poor health and recognizing the spatial and systemic factors that result in resource scarcity, and unequal access to social services, healthy spaces, and healthy food. In the UK context, issues that students might study include the physical and psychological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health issues related to gendering and socialisation, food poverty, health legacies from former industrial activities and migration, epigenetics, and the inheritance of trauma. Issues of wellbeing will also be examined in relation to the changing social and cultural dynamics of deprived areas, such as Sincil Bank in Lincoln, and the relationship between physical space (such as the industrial legacy of high-density housing and poor environmental conditions) and well-being.CoreGeography Dissertation 2024-25GEO3001MLevel 62024-25The Dissertation is an extended piece of original research work on a geographical topic of students' own choice that is carried out under the guidance of a staff mentor. It allows students to draw together and build on the skills and subject expertise they have developed throughout their time at University. Students will be expected to either collect original material for investigation and/or to carry out original analysis of secondary data. Students' allocated supervisor will guide and advise them in their work.CoreRural Geography 2024-25GEH3008MLevel 62024-25The aim of this module is to apply learning about economic and social development processes to the rural environment in order to understand contemporary challenges faced by rural places in the global north. Demographic changes and the effects of ageing, gentrification and counterurbanisation will be explored in a range of European and North American contexts. The role of demographic change influencing economic, social and political change will be a core feature of this module. Building on the first year core module challenges of urban and rural living more detailed analysis of the changing composition of rural economies will focus principally on rural entrepreneurship across a diverse range of non-agricultural activities. The module will also develop concepts from social, cultural and economic geography covered at level two, including the role of power in shaping rural places, the economic development trajectories of rural regions and issues of social inequalities governance and local planning. Students will be encouraged to think about rural places as part of an inter-dependent urban-rural system but also to identify specific patterns of change, opportunities and challenges that are embedded within rural places. Such perspectives are integral to a contemporary approach to addressing the health and sustainability of rural communities and their economies and can equip students with the knowledge to succeed in a rural environment, whether in business, policy-making or an increasing range of third-sector and community-based activities.CoreEnvironmental Histories of the New & Old World 2024-25GEH3003MLevel 62024-25How has the environment shaped human history? How did past societies adapt to environmental changes? What was the impact of colonialism on local to global processes of environmental change? What lessons does the past hold for our present environmental challenges? These are some of the key questions that this module will address by using the laboratory of the past. Case studies will be drawn from across the globe and across different time periods to facilitate an analytical and comparative view of human-environment interactions, equipping you with critical and deep understanding of humanitys entanglements with the environment.OptionalGlobal Systems & Societies: Ageing, Migration & Mobility 2024-25GEH3006MLevel 62024-25Many pressing contemporary social and economic issues relating to the health and safety of the inhabited earth (including poverty, unemployment, environmental degradation and community transitions) can be linked to demographic processes. Students can apply analytical skills to investigate demographic changes as well as examine broader processes of demographic change in the light of contemporary theory. Building their understanding of the social, economic, political and cultural processes that affect population geographies aims to provide a global awareness that is increasingly important in the modern workplace. It will also be an essential grounding for postgraduate study in the areas of human geography and demography.OptionalOverseas Fieldwork 2024-25GEP3005MLevel 62024-25This module will put into practice knowledge gained in previous modules, and - by focusing on the physical and human processes that have shaped the environment and will influence future change - it will provide experience of process interpretation and understanding in an unfamiliar setting. The module is designed to allow students to work within an overseas environment and carry out a study that will result in the design, implementation, and production of a research report that is mainly based on student-led fieldwork. Introductory lecture sessions will take place in Lincoln prior to fieldwork. Knowledge and understanding on the actual field class can be gained via enquiry-based learning, followed by group/individual data collection and follow-up analysis, set in the context of wider research, and student-centred research presentations. Follow-up sessions will provide the opportunity to analyse and create a written presentation of research findings. Currently, the Overseas fieldwork module takes place in Chile, although this is subject to change. Students who choose to participate in the optional field trip are responsible for covering their travel to the site.OptionalPlacement (Level 3) 2024-25GEH3009MLevel 62024-25The Level 3 placement will require a student to carry out a specific project for local employer. The student is expected to undertake a specific project task to address a particular requirement of the host organisation. The aims and extent of the consultancy project is agreed between the host organisation, the module leader and the student prior to the commencement of the placement. This might include consultancy research, analytical research, public engagement or the development of a new teaching class/activity. The approach, outcome and an evaluation of the project are finally presented in the form of a professional report and a poster. The Department of Geography counts with an established network of local employers that offer placements on regular basis, and an experienced Placement Officer who helps students finding the most adequate organization for their placements.Optional

How you are assessed

Students are assessed using multiple, diverse methods including coursework such as written assignments, blogs, reports or dissertations; practical tasks, fieldwork and presentations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. Both group and individual assessments are commonly used. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that all in-course assessments are returned to students promptly - usually within 15 working days after the submission date. The Department of Geography aims to provide continuing feedback to students through our tutorial system and scheduled "open office hours".

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom


A Level: BBC including a B in Geography or a related subject (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications). History, English, Economics, Environmental Science, Sociology, a modern Language, Psychology, Mathematics or Biology are accepted. General Studies and Critical Thinking are accepted.

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall, with 5 at Higher Level in Geography or a related subject from the fields of the Arts, studies in Language and Literature or Individuals and Societies.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Geography or related subjects: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent. Applied Science, Computing, Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, Information Technology, Pharmaceutical Science are accepted.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits in Geography or a related subject from the fields of History, Philosophy, Theology, Languages, Literature, Culture, or Social Sciences.

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ, etc.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International


Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Accreditations and Memberships

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.

Learn From Experts

Research is essential in informing our teaching and each of our academics is passionate about research. The School of Geography hosts the Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health (LCWPH) and the Development, Inequality, Resilience and Environments (DIRE) research group.

Our students have the chance to encounter authentic research at all levels – either through their own activities or through the teaching staff sharing experiences from their own research.

Wider opportunities to engage in research are provided through guest lectures within the course, working closely with the Lincoln branch of the Geographical Association externally, and engaging in research projects with staff. Two students have already completed UROS projects with the Department of Geography.

Placement Opportunities

The Department of Geography offers opportunities to gain valuable work experience with partners in industry, schools, and public sector organisations. These include a placement module in the second year and a consultancy module in the third year, enabling students to practice and develop a wide range of skills and expertise of relevance to the workplace whilst also building invaluable career networks. The Department works with a dedicated placement officer to support students in placement and consultancy opportunities.

When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry. From the first year, students will have opportunities to attend lectures from people whose careers are built on geographical skills and knowledge. The Department also works closely with the University Careers and Employability team to promote the Lincoln Award, an initiative designed to enhance employability skills.

Career Opportunities

Geography can offer a broad range of career opportunities for its graduates. These include roles in geographical information systems, social environmental consultancy, planning and public policy, management, teaching, and the financial sector. The Department's links with industry, business, and environmental regulatory agencies provide opportunities for internships and work experience.

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Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At the University of Lincoln, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.

We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance make this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.