Geography and Environment Research Project - GEOG6004

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 30 (15) Joseph Tzanopoulos checkmark-circle


The module is considered as an important element of undergraduate training in human geography and / or environmental studies. The opportunity to engage in personal research is seen as an essential element of academic training in all disciplines. The particular skills necessary to undertake research, whether practical fieldwork a desk-based study, can only be taught through the medium of practically orientated investigative tasks. The principal objective in the research project is to assist students in gaining insight into the organisation, analysis and communication of research. The approved investigation may be novel, i.e. one that has not previously been carried out, or it may repeat previously executed work for comparative or control purposes.


Contact hours

Private Study: 276
Contact Hours: 24
Total: 300


Compulsory to the following courses:

• BSc Human Geography and cognate courses
• BA Environmental Social Sciences and cognate courses

Method of assessment

• Full draft of dissertation (up to 11,000 words) 10%
• Presentation (10 minutes plus supporting documentation) 10%
• Dissertation project (up to 11,000 words) 80%

Reassessment methods: Like for like

Indicative reading

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The most up to date reading list for each module can be found on the university's reading list pages.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate a systematic understanding of key aspects of geography and /or environmental studies
2 Construct a research question related to human geography and / or environmental studies and develop a research design to answer their main research question
3 Collect, process and analyse data to answer that question
4 Identify and use theories and concepts to analyse and critically reflect on issues in human geography and/or environmental studies
5 Design and manage a piece of original project work and present finding in an extended written format


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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