What Will You Study

New for October 2014 Lancaster’s MSci in Geography (Professional Experience) builds on our three-year BSc Geography by providing a fourth year of Masters-level study and work experience. The course will have a mixture of physical, environmental and human geography, with a bias in your module choice towards the scientific aspects of the subject such as ice, earth, water and environmental sustainability.

The first three years of the MSci follow the same Geography curriculum as our BSc degree. You will undertake an extensive course of study, gain a wide range of skills and have the opportunity to cover many innovative and exciting modules that make Geography at Lancaster distinctive. For example, we have an excellent range of field courses in locations from the Lake District to Croatia, Spain and Iceland.  Employability is a major feature of this course and our modules help you get a foot on the career ladder, for example you could launch a teaching career with our unique Communicating Geography module that gives experience of working in a local school. Alongside this you can take options such as Enterprise for the Environment, where you work with academics and staff from companies based in our Environment Centre, or take a business-based dissertation.

In your fourth year you will take four modules from the wide range of masters-level modules on offer by our Environment Centre including Disaster Management, Sustainable Systems and Low-Carbon Energy Use.  You will also undertake a dissertation and crucially, a ten week placement with a graduate employer.  This will give you an introduction to a graduate employer and experience at a critical stage of your study.