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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Geography


BSc Geography Single Honours: First year
Code Module name Credits
GG1001 Welcome to the Anthropocene: Society, Population, Environment 20 AND
GG1002 A World in Crisis? 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


BSc Geography Single Honours: Second year
Code Module name Credits
* GG2011 Geographies of Global Change 30 AND
* GG2012 (Re)constructing environments, people and places 30 AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked *

Entry to Honours

Students who attain grades of 11.0 or above at the first sitting of the requisite 2000-level modules and who meet all other programme requirements will be given automatic offers of entry into Honours programmes. Students permitted automatic entry to Honours will only be permitted to trail one module to a maximum of 30 sub-honours credits into Honours.

Some Schools permit qualified entry to Honours (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/teaching-and-learning/policies/honsentry.pdf )

BSc / MA Honours

The general requirements are 480 credits over a period of normally four years (and not more than five years) or part-time equivalent, of which the final two years form an approved Honours programme of 240 credits, of which 90 credits are at 4000 or 5000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 or 5000 levels.


BSc Geography Single Honours: Third year
Code Module name Credits
GG3201 Single Honours Research Design and Methodology Training (60) 60 AND
View list 60 credits from Module List: GG3100, GG3220 - GG3289, EG3020, EG3031
GG3100 Reconstructing Past Environments 20
GG3221 Geographies of Identity and Power 20
GG3224 HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa 20
GG3225 Managing Modern Cities: Strategies for Competitiveness, Sustainability and Social Justice 20
GG3226 Population Studies: Europe before 1914 20
GG3227 Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies 20
GG3229 Environmental Management in Scotland 20
GG3231 The Economic Geography of Homes and Neighbourhoods 20
GG3232 Housing, Community and Social-Spatial Justice 20
GG3233 Transport and Sustainability 20
GG3234 Migration and Transnationalism 20
GG3236 The Geography of Entrepreneurship and Self-employment 20
GG3237 Political and Cultural Geographies of the Border 20
GG3238 Development: voice, power and identity in global times 20
GG3240 Ice and climate 20
GG3241 Quaternary Palaeoecology 20
GG3260 Periglacial Geomorphology 20
GG3261 Quaternary Geomorphology of Scotland 20
GG3262 Climate and Weather Systems 20
GG3263 Glaciers and Glaciation 20
GG3264 Oceans and Climate 20
GG3265 The Science of Climate Change 20
GG3266 Rivers and Floodplains 20
GG3267 Ecosystem Ecology 20
GG3268 Reconstructing Global Climate since the Romans 20
GG3269 Geochronology: Dating the Quaternary and Beyond 20
GG3270 Understanding and Interpreting Environmental Models 20
GG3271 Coastal Processes 20
GG3272 Biogeography 20
GG3273 Scrutinising Segregation: Geographies of Diversity and Inequality 20
GG3274 Socio-Ecological Systems 20
EG3020 Global Climate Change 15
EG3031 Special Topic for Physical Geography 5
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

With the permission of the Honours Adviser 30 credits in Third or Fourth year may be substituted by 3000 or 4000 level credits from another subject.

EG3020 and EG3031 mt be taken together.

BSc Geography Single Honours: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
GG4298 Research Dissertation in Geography 50 AND
( GG4201 Advanced Debates in Geography 10 AND
View list 40 credits from Module List: SG4221 - SG4229 ) AND
SG4221 Review Essay 20
SG4222 Advanced Qualitative Analysis 20
SG4223 Advanced Quantitative Analysis 20
SG4224 Advanced Topics in Physical Sciences 20
SG4228 Advanced Topics in Geographic Information Science (GISci) 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
( View list 20 credits from Module List: GG3100, GG3220 - GG3302, SG3220 - SG3295, SG4221 - SG4229, EG3020 - EG4020, ES4031 OR
GG3100 Reconstructing Past Environments 20
GG3221 Geographies of Identity and Power 20
GG3224 HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa 20
GG3225 Managing Modern Cities: Strategies for Competitiveness, Sustainability and Social Justice 20
GG3226 Population Studies: Europe before 1914 20
GG3227 Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies 20
GG3229 Environmental Management in Scotland 20
GG3231 The Economic Geography of Homes and Neighbourhoods 20
GG3232 Housing, Community and Social-Spatial Justice 20
GG3233 Transport and Sustainability 20
GG3234 Migration and Transnationalism 20
GG3236 The Geography of Entrepreneurship and Self-employment 20
GG3237 Political and Cultural Geographies of the Border 20
GG3238 Development: voice, power and identity in global times 20
GG3240 Ice and climate 20
GG3241 Quaternary Palaeoecology 20
GG3260 Periglacial Geomorphology 20
GG3261 Quaternary Geomorphology of Scotland 20
GG3262 Climate and Weather Systems 20
GG3263 Glaciers and Glaciation 20
GG3264 Oceans and Climate 20
GG3265 The Science of Climate Change 20
GG3266 Rivers and Floodplains 20
GG3267 Ecosystem Ecology 20
GG3268 Reconstructing Global Climate since the Romans 20
GG3269 Geochronology: Dating the Quaternary and Beyond 20
GG3270 Understanding and Interpreting Environmental Models 20
GG3271 Coastal Processes 20
GG3272 Biogeography 20
GG3273 Scrutinising Segregation: Geographies of Diversity and Inequality 20
GG3274 Socio-Ecological Systems 20
GG3301 Special Topic for Joint or Major Honours in Geography (Junior Honours) 10
GG3302 Special Topic for Honours in Geography (Senior Honours) 10
SG3235 Science, Society and Natural Resource Management 20
SG3272 Socio-ecological systems 20
SG3273 Remote Sensing for Environmental and Social Research 20
SG3274 Landscape Ecology and Sustainable Science 20
SG4221 Review Essay 20
SG4222 Advanced Qualitative Analysis 20
SG4223 Advanced Quantitative Analysis 20
SG4224 Advanced Topics in Physical Sciences 20
SG4228 Advanced Topics in Geographic Information Science (GISci) 20
EG3020 Global Climate Change 15
EG3031 Special Topic for Physical Geography 5
EG3032 Special Environmental Topic for Physical Geography 5
EG4020 Geochronology 15
ES4031 Analytical Sciences 5
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list 25 credits from Module List: ID4001 - ID4002, GG3302 )
ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 15
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15
GG3302 Special Topic for Honours in Geography (Senior Honours) 10
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

With the permission of the Honours Adviser 30 credits in Third or Fourth year may be substituted by 3000 or 4000 level credits from another subject.

EG3020 and EG4020 must be selected with an appropriate partner module (EG3031, EG3032 or ES4031).

Remember to balance your choices across the year.

Study abroad

In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/AcademicInformation ).