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Geography and Natural Hazards

Coventry University
  • Data de início

    2020 - 2021
  • Fees

    £9 250
  • Study mode

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  • Campus

    Coventry University
  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science

O melhor curso na melhor universidade para você

We are recognised nationally for the excellence and quality of our geography teaching, ranked as one of the top 10 best universities in the UK for â??Geography and Environmental Studiesâ?? in The Guardian University Guide 2020. The geography and natural hazards course takes an integrated and practical â??geographicalâ?? approach to the study of natural hazards at a local and global scale. You will have the opportunity to learn how to apply the latest techniques for hazard assessment and mitigation with opportunities for hands-on experience, both in the field and within our modern GIS laboratory, which feature industry-standard software like ArcGIS and ENVI. Our academics are active researchers benefiting from strong academic links with universities in Hawaii, Alaska, Rio de Janeiro and China. Our staff regularly incorporate their findings into their teaching practice to ensure content stays up-to-date and relevant. Recently, for example, Coventry academics have undertaken volcanic research in Hawaii and this data is now used in modules focusing on Remote Sensing. All of our geography courses have a strong focus on your future employability. They are designed to equip you with core knowledge, skills and expertise within the broad field of geography, together with a range of analytical abilities and transferable professional skills to find employment on graduation. Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to undertake field trips locally, nationally and internationally* to build up your experience of geography and natural hazards. In the first year, all students take part in a three-day residential field trip, followed in the second year and final years by international field trips. In the past, for example, students have visited Sicily and the Etna Volcano, to examine the hazards posed to residents and visitors and to see, often for the first time, an active volcano. To augment field trip experiences, our students will be taught in the Simulation Centre, which is the most advanced interactive people training and development centre in the UK. Its cutting-edge technology which is unique in the UK, its Learning Curve interactive screen and real-life scenarios using specially-trained actors, not only to improve skills but to also help develop new ways of working in otherwise inaccessible environments. Key Course Benefits