Critical Digital Geographies

Module code: GY3425

This final year module will reflect on the historical use of maps as a communication medium, from a cartesian and non-cartesian perspective and an observation of progress and achievements made by contemporary critical cartographies and GIS. The module will also critically review emergent digital technologies, as well as communicate and debate contemporary critical discussions within the ‘digital turn’ including the dark web, ‘smart cites’ and the Internet of things, augmented reality and privacy.


  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 14 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 122 hours of guided independent study


  • Presentation on the 'Digital Turn' (50%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (50%)