Geographers examine the cultures, economies, societies, physical landscape and environments of the Earth using a unique combination of the humanities, social and natural sciences.
The Higher Diploma in Arts - Geography is a conversion course intended for those who already hold a degree in Arts or Science subject other than Geography. This qualification is often considered by those seeking to develop a geographical perspective on the world in preparation for further study and employment, or by those wishing to add Geography as a second-level teaching subject.
The Higher Diploma in Arts Geography consists of modules to the value of 60 credits selected from a range of existing second and third year Geography modules covering the main thematic areas in Geography along with the methods used in geographical enquiry. The module requirements leave scope for students to tailor the programme to their own interests.
All Higher Diploma in Arts – geography students are required to attend a week-long residential field methods course (GG2045) which usually takes place at the end of Semester 2.
The Higher Diploma in Arts - Geography can be taken part-time (over 2 years - by day)
If you are applying for this course to gain a teaching subject please consult with the Teaching Council Subject Declaration Form to view specific requirements for this subject.
Why Choose This Course
The integrating nature of geography has become a major asset in a world of constant change. Its unique combination of humanities social and physical sciences allows geographers to develop a perspective on the world that is especially relevant to key global issues such as climate change, migration, food security and urbanisation.
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
• problem solving
• critical thinking
• independent learning
• self-directed research
• report writing and public presentations