"Geography is the study of the Earth as the home of people" Yi-Fu Tuan
Geographers examine the cultures, economies, societies, physical landscape and environments of the Earth using a unique combination of the humanities, social and natural sciences.
We view the earth, its inhabitants and the processes that form and transform the world we live in using a spatial perspective. This particularly geographical way of looking at the world allows for an inter-disciplinary exploration of processes operating in specific places. As a student of geography, you will learn to view the world using this geographical lens.
Geographers examine geographical processes in a variety of thematic areas within geography including landscape, heritage, migration, culture, food, tourism, environment, economy, cities, climate geomorphology and development.
Registration with the Teaching Council: For applicants who are taking the Higher Diploma with a view to Teaching Council subject registration, the Higher Diploma in Arts Geography is recognised by the Teaching Council for the purposes of a teaching subject at post primary level.
Why Choose This Course
The breadth of the Higher Diploma in Geography qualification enables you to be more adaptable to variations in employment opportunities than the graduates of many narrower specialisms. The integrating nature of geography has become a major asset in a world of constant change in which many employers seek adaptability and flexibility, rather than narrow technical knowledge which is soon outdated.
You will gain transferable skills including:
-an understanding of the spatial dimensions of physical, environmental and human phenomena
-an appreciation of the importance of a broad, international and comparative perspective
-report writing and public presentations.