Geography and International Relations (joint honours)
BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)
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Our joint honours course allows students to pursue their own areas of interest within Geography and International Relations whilst also providing them with a solid foundation in both disciplines and a range of personal and professional skills which will serve as a springboard for their future career development. The programme is carefully designed to enable students to gradually develop their knowledge and skills and become autonomous, effective and independent learners.
Geography is the study of space, place, society and environment and the ways in which they interconnect. International Relations provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding and knowledge of world politics, focusing on issues such as nationalism, global justice, security, migration and climate change.
Links between research and undergraduate teaching are an important and distinctive feature of the programme, and the combined research experience and competencies of staff have shaped its design, content and delivery.
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Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
In year 1, you’ll acquire skills like river surveying, geomorphological mapping, and you’ll learn about sustainability and sustainable development. You’ll explore a range of ideologies and political systems, gaining skills to help you succeed in securing a career after graduation.
In year 2, you’ll examine global challenges like environmental hazards and disasters. You’ll also be able to follow your interests in more specialist areas such as environmental change, geopolitics or heritage management. You’ll explore the great issues of international relations. The optional work placement can give you experience in the working world.
In year 3, you’ll be able to focus on what you care about most, including your dissertation. You might examine changing oceans and marine pollution or desertification and deforestation. Optional modules explore the future of cities and urban life or our cultural relationship to nature, human rights, global ethics, global environmental politics and terrorism.