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TR029
Political Science and Geography

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

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The course Political Science and Geography aims to provide the student with the interdisciplinary set of tools necessary to understand and address global changes, such as climate change and socio-environmental issues. If you are interested in the disciplines of Political Science and Geography and you hope to develop a critical understanding of the relationship between the earth’s natural and human phenomena and its political institutions and systems, then this may be the course for you.
In the first two years you will take twelve modules that will each require attendance, on average, of two hours of lectures and one tutorial per week. In the Senior Sophister (fourth) year there is a reduction in the number of modules required to allow greater depth of study and more independent work.
There are opportunities for students to spend all or part of the third year studying abroad

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Careers for graduates lie in fields such as public and European affairs, overseas assistance, resource management and risk assessment, the supply of environmental-related advice to governments and industry, the study and practice of environmental policymaking, and teaching and higher education.



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Civil & Public Service, Local Government, Politics & EU
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