Geography - exchange modules

The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at Plymouth University offers some of the biggest and best geography courses in the UK. We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching and an internationally recognised research centre, the Centre for Research in Environment and Society (CeRES). 

The following undergraduate and postgraduate modules area available to exchange students studying geography at the University of Plymouth. Further information about our courses can be found within the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Conditions:

  • You can choose to study modules from different years, but it is your responsibility to ensure that there is no timetable clash. 
  • Undergraduate students cannot to take-on Masters level modules.

First year modules

All modules are 20 credits

Semester 1:

  • GGX1201 - Introducing geography 1: society and environment
  • GGX1202 - Practising geography 1

Semester 2:

  • GGX1203 - Introducing geography 2: changing places
  • GGX1204 - Practising geography 2 

Second year modules

All modules are 20 credits - distribution between semesters will vary from year to year

  • GGX2203 - Geographical information systems
  • GGH2200 - Spatial planning
  • GGH2202 - The global countryside: sustainability, resilience and society
  • GGH2203 - Nature and society
  • GGH2204 - Transport, travel and mobilities
  • GGH2205 - Social and cultural geography
  • GGP2200 - Quaternary environments and archaeology 
  • GGP2201 - Catchment and river environments 
  • GGP2202 - Landscape ecology
  • GGP2203 - Coastal environments 
  • GGP2204 - Cold environments 
  • BIOL204 - Principles of conservation biology

Third year modules

All modules are 20 credits - distribution between semesters will vary from year to year

  • GGP3204 - Biological conservation 
  • GGP3205 - Global climate change
  • GGH3200 - The competitive city 
  • GGH3201 - Geographies of citizenship
  • GGH3202 - Geographies of landscape
  • GGH3203 - Global environmental politics
  • GGH3204 - Economic development in developing economies
  • GGH3206 - Changing states and global political geography
  • GGP3200 - Restoring freshwater environments 
  • GGP3201 - Long-term ecology and conservation 
  • GGP3202 - Tectonic geomorphology
  • GGX3201 - Advanced fieldwork in geography (additional costs involved)

Postgraduate exchange modules

MSc Planning - all modules are 20 credits 

Semester 1:

  • PLG502 -  Spatial planning and sustainable development
  • PLG503 -  Environmental knowledge: from field to stakeholder
  • PLG505 -  Urban design: theories, methodologies and practice

Semester 2:

  • PLG501 - Issues and values in planning practice
  • PLG504 - Development management and delivery

Optional modules (Semester 2):

  • PLG506 -  Rural planning
  • PLG507 -  Sustainable transport governance: policy and practice
  • PLG508 -  Coastal urban egeneration
  • PLG509 -  Marine planning
Master’s students can choose undergraduate modules provided that there is no time-table clash

MSc Sustainable Environmental Management - all modules are 20 credits 

Semester 1:

  • GEES515 - Professional practice in the environmental sector
  • GEES516 - Science, society and environmental governance 

Semester 2:

  • GEES517 - Environmental assessment 
  • GEES518 - Professional experience in environmental management (requires a placement in a relevant organisation)
  • GEES505 - Sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems 
  • ENVS5002 - Investigation and assessment of contaminated environments 
  • GEES506 - Climate change: science and policy