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Geography

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
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10680 GBP/year
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This Postgraduate Diploma offers you the opportunity to tailor a postgraduate programme in Geography at Birkbeck, University of London to your own interests and professional needs. You can select modules from the exciting range offered in our Department and bring them together into a bespoke programme.

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Overview

The modules are designed to respond to the demands of today's workplace and are linked to the cutting-edge research interests of our staff. This programme gives you the opportunity to study with internationally recognised experts who are defining the field with their ground-breaking research. Ours is a lively, stimulating environment in which to study and research.

You will also benefit from our mix of classroom and field-based teaching, including a number of fieldwork opportunities that bring together students to build social and professional networks and develop important skills in data collection and analysis. You will develop the social and technical skills you need for both academic research and the modern workplace.

The Geography Postgraduate Diploma at Birkbeck, University of London is structured exactly the same as our MSc Geography, but you take fewer modules. It is ideal if you are interested in studying geography at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but don't want to commit to the dissertation element of a full Master's programme. This flexible evening study course allows you to explore your passion for geography and you can go on to complete our MSc Geography, if you wish.

Highlights

  • Our Department of Geography thrives on the breadth of research interests of our staff. This means that we offer a wide range of postgraduate courses in geography, as well as allowing students to engage with other disciplines such as anthropology and international development. We offer multiple approaches to the study of societies and cultures, human geography, and sustainability, poverty and development, as well as community and citizenship, at local, regional and global levels.
  • Birkbeck's mode of teaching is unique: it is almost all in the evening or at weekends, including fieldwork, so you can also gain relevant work experience during the day.
  • You will be surrounded by committed fellow students from all cultures, backgrounds and career stages, who share their experience and expertise with their peers. Many of our students work in areas under discussion and so can bring their experience to bear in discussions about theory and practice.
  • We are proud of our vibrant research culture, powered by a shared passion for learning and intellectual engagement among our academics and students. We have a strong commitment to social justice, which is demonstrated in much of our research.

Careers and Employability

Graduates go on to careers in business, environmental management, local government, policy work, and in environmental groups and charities. Possible professions include geographical information systems officer, nature conservation officer, policy researcher or environmental consultant. This degree can also be useful in becoming a planning and development surveyor or town planner, a market researcher or tourism officer.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Anthropology, Culture and Development
  • Cities and Urban Inequalities Level 7
  • Climate Change
  • Critical Social Geographies
  • Culture and Development: postcolonial perspectives
  • Energy and Climate Change

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Usually a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above), or equivalent professional experience.

  • Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

Tuition Fee

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    10680 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10680 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5880 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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