Geographical Research in the Field (Human Geography Overseas Field Course)

Year Two, Semester Two

Course Code: GY2153

During this module you will develop the skills required to undertake research in human geography, including how to review the literature and come up with your own research questions, how to formulate aims and objectives of your research, select appropriate methodological approaches, consider and address moral and ethical dimensions of research, plan and undertake fieldwork and other forms of data generation, and construct a research proposal.

The module will also involve a fieldtrip to an overseas location where you will be required to apply and develop your research skills, as well as evaluate theoretical ideas in human geography in relation to understanding practices and processes impacting a specific place and the people connected with this place.

The module will lead to the submission of a full dissertation research proposal that will be the basis of your dissertation research. A dissertation advisor will be available to discuss the develop of your research plans. The research proposal is a qualifying element of this module and a minimum mark of 40% is required in order for the module to be passed.

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