Geography with Foundation Year
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Geography
UCAS Code: F815
Start Date(s): September
4 years full-time
5 years full-time with a placement year
Up to 8 years part-time
UK - £6,165 for Foundation Year; £9,250 for subsequent years
International - £12,300 per year
- Gain a broad, basic knowledge of geographical principles to prepare you for more advanced study of Geography
- Free site visits and field work opportunities to develop and practice skills that will enable success in later years
- Ideal if you are returning to education or seeking to develop your career in a new direction
- Part-time study option
- Overseas study available
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This course will provide you with a strong foundation in Geography, allowing you to develop your skills and progress onto the BA (Hons) degree in Geography.
The course is ideal if you don’t meet the requirements for direct entry, but still wish to study for an Honours degree. This course may also be attractive if you are returning to higher education or if you wish to change career direction.
During the BA (Hons) Geography with a Foundation Year you will study modules that will help to increase your knowledge and understanding of the social and natural sciences necessary for understanding contemporary environmental issues. You will also benefit from taking part in free field trip opportunities, where you will develop and practice your field skills.
The BA Geography programme enables you to explore the relationship between people and their environment at various spatial scales; it is primarily aimed at those interested in human geography. Situated in the centre of Greater Manchester, you will be able to study the effects of post-industrial decline and regeneration in the world’s first industrial city. This programme of study allows you to examine relationships between the global economy, society and environment in the developed and developing world, and to look at the development and sustainability of cities into the 21st century.
At Salford you will experience small-group teaching in one of the UK’s most student-centred universities. You will get all the support you need from friendly and accessible academic staff. Additionally you will benefit from weekly tutorials with your personal tutor, ensuring that you quickly get to know other students.
Human geography themes covered generally include: the effects of climate change, food security, mobility, sustainability, demography, economic geography, planning and environmental impact assessment, urban living and quality of life. Study and IT skills are embedded in this programme, as is the use of computing facilities for data handling and Geographical Information Systems and Science (GIS) for environmental mapping and modelling. In addition, there are strong links between course content and staff research interests.
Fieldwork is a key element of this course and trips are aligned with the specialist modules, allowing you to develop applied skills and gain practical experience. You may go on day trips to the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales, Sheffield and Liverpool, as well as residential field courses across the UK, abroad in Scandinavia and other international locations. .
If you are interested in specialising in physical geography, or a mixture of human and physical, then have a look at our BSc Geography course.
"The Barcelona trip with the University was an amazing experience from which I have gained many interesting ideas. We met different people from different backgrounds such as professors, students, architects and many others. We had the chance to talk with each of them, asking questions about their projects or general questions regarding our dissertation projects. Overall, it was an incredible opportunity, especially in regards to the amount of material that I have collected for my dissertation. I would like to thank the University of Salford for the opportunity and a special thank you to Stephen Todd and Mike Hardman for taking their time to organise this fantastic trip for us."
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Year 2 extends both knowledge and understanding and increases specialisation in human geography. The programme includes an overseas residential field course to Scandinavia. You take core modules and optional modules in year 2.
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Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.