Dr Dan Magnone - Programme Leader
Dr Dan Magnone is lecturer in Soil and Sediment Geochemistry in the Department of Geography and a member of the Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health. Dan's research focuses on food and water security in a changing world, assessing how we feed a growing population sustainably.Academic Staff List
Welcome to BSc (Hons) Geography
How You Study
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.
We believe fieldwork is core to geography and we provide many and field work opportunities for students to develop as geographers. In the first and second-year, fieldwork is a core subject and costs of these compulsory trips are covered by the University. In the third year, we offer an optional trip, and should students choose to participate they will be responsible for covering their travel, accommodation, and general living costs. Destinations have previously included the Lincolnshire coast, Chile, and the Greek island of Crete.
We provide credited placements as part of our degree. There are opportunities to work with industry partners, schools, and public organisations. These take place during the second and third years of study, as well as the option to take a “placement year” between the second and third years. The Department of Geography works with a dedicated placement officer to support students in setting up placement 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.
How you are assessed
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.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
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.
"The range of physical and human modules allows you to make the degree your own and follow what you are interested in. The valuable opportunities to get involved with real-world research projects is fantastic and helps put your interests at the forefront."Sophie Leggott, BSc (Hons) Geography student
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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