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GEOGRAPHY (POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2019 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £2800.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This Postgraduate Certificate offers you the opportunity to tailor a postgraduate programme in geography to your own interests and professional needs. You can select modules from the exciting range offered in our Department and bring them together into a bespoke programme.

The modules are designed to respond to the demands of today's workplace and are linked to the cutting-edge research interests of our staff. This programme gives you the opportunity to study with internationally recognised experts who are defining the field with their ground-breaking research. Ours is a lively, stimulating environment in which to study and research.

You will also benefit from our mix of classroom and field-based teaching, including a number of fieldwork opportunities that bring together students to build social and professional networks and develop important skills in data collection and analysis. You will develop the social and technical skills you need for both academic research and the modern workplace.

The Postgraduate Certificate is structured exactly the same as our MSc Geography, but you take fewer modules. It is ideal if you are interested in studying geography at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but don't want to commit to a full Master's programme. This flexible, part-time evening study course allows you to explore your passion for geography and you can go on to complete our Postgraduate Diplomaor MSc Geography, if you wish.

This Postgraduate Certificate offers you the opportunity to tailor a postgraduate programme in geography to your own interests and professional needs. You can select modules from the exciting range offered in our Department and bring them together into a bespoke programme. The modules are designed to respond to the demands of today's workplace and are linked to the...

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Course Content

The programme comprises 60 credits of option modules from a wide range offered by our Department of Geography.

You will discuss your personal and professional interests and ambitions with the programme director and together plan a bespoke, coherent programme of study for you to follow.

INDICATIVE OPTION MODULES

  • Anthropology, Culture and Development
  • Cities and Urban Inequalities Level 7
  • Climate Change
  • Critical Social Geographies
  • Culture and Development: postcolonial perspectives
  • Development Studies: Theoretical Approaches
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Environment and Policy
  • Environment and Security
  • Environment and Security (30 credits)
  • Environmental Reporting and Management Systems
  • Geovisualisation and WebGIS
  • Global Nature Conservation Level 7
  • International Political Economy of Childhood
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing and Environmental GIS
  • Spatial Simulation Modelling
  • Sustainable Business Practice
  • War, Conflict and Development

The programme comprises 60 credits of option modules from a wide range offered by our Department of Geography. You will discuss your personal and professional interests and ambitions with the programme director and together plan a bespoke, coherent programme of study for you to follow. INDICATIVE OPTION MODULES Anthropology, Culture and...

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Available Dates

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Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 1 year

October, 2019

£2800.00

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Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Apply now to secure your place and allow enough time for the application and enrolment process. You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

COURSE SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this course is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. Some courses may require higher scores, particularly in the following subject areas:

  • arts management
  • cultural studies
  • development studies
  • film and media
  • geography
  • history
  • law
  • organizational psychology
  • psychology.

Please carefully check the Course-Specific Entry Requirements on your chosen programme for details of higher English language entry requirements.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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