The study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries.
What they do
- Geographers gather geographic data through field observations, maps, photographs, satellite imagery, and censuses.
- They use surveys, interviews, focus groups, and other qualitative methods in their research;
- They use quantitative methods, such as statistical analysis, in their research;
- They create and modify maps, graphs, diagrams, or other visual representations of geographic data;
- They analyse the geographic distribution of physical and cultural characteristics and occurrences;
- They use geographic information systems (GIS) technology to collect, analyses and display data.
Modules in University
Global worlds, Global Challenges, Environment and Society, Geography, Human Geography and Physical Geography
Jobs directly related to the degree:
- Commercial/Residential Surveyor.
- Environmental Consultant.
- Geographical Information Systems Officer.
- Planning and Development Surveyor.
- Secondary School Teacher.
- Town Planner
On the Map: A Mind Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield
Arnaldo Faustini, Charles Francis Richter