Skills for Professional Geographers

Module code: GY1422

The move from school to university is challenging, but also exciting. This module is designed to support your transition to university learning and your development towards becoming a professional geographer. You'll be introduced to key life and transferable skills which are applicable to your university career and beyond, such as independence, communication and problem solving.

Topics covered

  • Reading, writing and research 
  • Presentation
  • Information gathering
  • Critical analysis
  • Exam revision and preparation


  • 12 hours of lectures
  • 8 hours of tutorials
  • 1 hour of practical classes and workshops
  • 129 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay (33%)
  • Essay (34%)
  • Final presentation (33%)