Department of Social Sciences

  • Geography
  • Field trips

    Field work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of Geography at Brookes, and we provide several opportunities for field studies in the Oxford region, other parts of Britain, and abroad.

    During the first two years of your degree, you are introduced to geographical research techniques through practical and field courses. These courses provide training in research design, use of IT and quantitative and qualitative methods that form the basis of geographical investigations.

    You will participate in a number of local field trips in your first year providing an introduction to aspects of Human and Environmental Geography. In your second year, residential field courses usually last for between 5-8 days and give you the opportunity to apply your research skills.

    Where will I go?

    Destinations vary from year to year, but in recent years physical geographers have visited Scotland, the United Arab Emirates and the Czech Republic, whilst human geographers have gone to Malta, Ireland, New York and other parts of the USA.

    Geography field trips

    Not only are field trips a great way to try out what you've been learning in the classroom but it's fun going away with your friends too.

    Gareth Preston

    How much will it cost?

    For students commencing their degrees from September 2012 onwards, there are no additional charges for compulsory fieldwork; the cost of the compulsory second year overseas field trip is included within the University fees. Some optional modules may include field visits/day trips for which there may be a small charge (eg. coach fares).