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									GEoGraphy
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY • 2011 ENTRY
EXETER AND CORNWALL CAMPUSES
KeyInformation
                                                            UCAS CODE      TYPICAL OFFER

      Single Honours in Exeter
 E    BAGeography                                          L705           AAB-ABB; IB: 34-31

      BAGeographywithEuropeanStudy                      L702           AAB-ABB; IB: 34-31
      BScGeography                                         F800           AAB-ABB; IB: 34-31
      BScGeographywithEuropeanStudy                     F8R8           AAB-ABB; IB: 34-31

      Flexible Combined Honours in Exeter
 E    FlexibleCombinedHonours                             Y004           AAA-AAB; IB: 36-33

      FlexibleCombinedHonourswithStudyAbroad           Y006           AAA-AAB; IB: 36-33

      Single Honours in Cornwall
 C    BAGeography                                          L704           AAB-ABB; IB: 34-31

      BScGeography                                         F804           AAB-ABB; IB: 34-31

      BScGeographywithEnvironmentalManagement           F8D4           AAB-ABB; IB: 34-31

      Joint Honours in Cornwall
 C    BAGeographyandEnglish                              LQ73           AAB-BBB; IB: 34-29

      BAHistoryandGeography                              VL17           AAB-BBB; IB: 34-29

      BAPoliticsandGeography                             LL27           AAB-BBB; IB: 34-29

      BScConservationBiologyandGeography                CFC8           AAB-BBB; IB: 34-29

      Flexible Combined Honours in Cornwall
 C    FlexibleCombinedHonours                             Y003           AAB-BBB; IB: 34-29




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www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/geography

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opportunitiesforfieldworkinthelocal                                                       EnvironmentalManagementisdesigned
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                                                      PHILIPPA COLLINGWOOD, GEOGRAPHY STUDENT, CORNWALL CAMPUS
Degreeprogrammes
How your degree                                Forfurtherdetailsonthemodules
is structured                                  you’llstudy,pleaseseethecharts
                                               towardsthebackofthisbrochure.
Youcanchoosefromarangeofoptional
modules,supplementedbycompulsorycore       Year 1: ArangeofHumanGeography
modulesrelatingtopracticalandresearch     modulesorPhysicalGeography
skills.ismeansthatyoucandevelopyour    modules;PracticalClasses;Study
owninterests,withoutrestrictingyour        Skills;optionsinGeographyandother
optionsatanearlystage.                     disciplines.
You’llneedtosuccessfullycomplete120       Year 2: ResearchPractice;FieldTrip;          theseareBordeaux,Santander,Göttingen,
creditsworthofmodulesperyear.Each        HumanGeographymodulesorPhysical             GrazandPoitiers.
moduleisworthaspecificnumberofcredits    Geographymodules;optionsinGeography
                                               andotherdisciplines.                         Year 4: SeeBA/BScGeography(Year3).
dependingonthemodulelength,teaching
contacttimeandassessment.Most              Year 3: HumanGeographymodulesor
Geographymodulesarewortheither
15or20credits,exceptforthe40-credit
                                               PhysicalGeographymodules;options            Programmes in Cornwall
                                               inGeographyandotherdisciplines;
Dissertation.Ineachyearyoumaytakeup                                                     InCornwallweofferarangeofSingleand
                                               Dissertation.echoiceofoptionsreflects
to30creditsofmodulesfromdisciplines                                                      JointHonoursprogrammes.Forfulldetails
                                               theresearchinterestsoftheacademicstaff
outsideGeography.IfyoutakeGeography                                                       ofourdegrees,includinginformation
                                               andtheDissertationisapieceofmajor
withEuropeanStudy,youmusttake                                                             abouttheindividualmodules,checkthe
                                               independentresearchonanapprovedtopic.
languagemodulesworthatleast15credits                                                     undergraduatesectiononourwebsiteat
eachyear.                                     BA/BSc Geography with                           www.exeter.ac.uk/cornwall/geography
                                               European Study
                                               esedegreesgiveyouanexciting                    Single Honours
Programmes in Exeter                           opportunitytospendthethirdyearofyour     C    in Cornwall
                                               degreeatoneofourpartneruniversities
Forup-to-datedetailsofallour                                                             BA Geography
                                               abroad.isispartoftheEU-funded
programmesandmodules,pleasecheck                                                           Focusesonthesocialandculturalprocesses
                                               Erasmusprogramme,forwhichExeteris
www.exeter.ac.uk/geography                                                                     underpinninghumanunderstandingsof
                                               oneofasmallnumberoffully-recognised
                                               UKGeographyfaculties.Yourworkduring        environmentandlandscape.
E    Single Honours in Exeter                  theyearabroadisassessedandcontributes     BSc Geography
BA/BSc Geography                               toyourfinaldegreeclassificationand‘with     Exploresthenaturalandphysicalprocesses
ethree-yearSingleHonoursGeography         EuropeanStudy’willberecordedonyour        shapingtheEarth’ssurfaceoverdifferent
programmesattheStreathamCampuslead        degreecertificate.Asanexchangestudent       temporalandspatialscales.
eithertoaBAoraBSc.ekeydifferences     youwillnothavetocontributetowardsthe
                                               tuitionfeesforyourextrayearabroad.        BSc Geography with
betweentheBAandBScprogrammesare
                                                                                               Environmental Management
thatBAstudentstakethehumangeography      Youmayapplyfordirectentrytothisdegree   Focusesonthedynamicinteractionbetween
practicalandfieldtripmodulesinYear2,     or,exceptionally,studentswithappropriate    humansocietyandtheenvironment,and
andtakeahumangeographyoriented            languageskillscantransferfromoneofthe    theintegratedstudyofcontemporaryissues
dissertationintheirfinalyear;whileBSc     otherdegreeprogrammesduringtheir            suchasclimatechange,landuse,energy,
studentstakethephysicalgeography           secondyear.                                    andsustainability.
practicalandfieldtripmodulesinYear2
andcarryoutaphysicalgeographyoriented    Forfulldetailsoftheyearabroad,check     Year 1: efirstyearofourprogrammes
dissertationintheirfinalyear.               theInternationalOfficewebsiteat               providesagroundinginbothphysicaland
                                               www.exeter.ac.uk/international/                 humangeography,inpreparationforgreater
Asourstudentswillhavevaried              study/erasmus                                   flexibilityandspecialisationinthesecond
educationalbackgroundswithdiverse
                                               Years 1 and 2: AsforBA/BScGeography          andfinalyears.AllSingleHonoursstudents
Alevelcombinations,thefirstyearof
                                               exceptthatlanguagemodulesreplace           arerequiredtotakealloftheYear1
theprogrammeprovidesagrounding
                                               someoptionmodules.Youmustpassa            modules.ecreditvalueforeachmodule
inbothphysicalandhumangeography,
                                               languageproficiencytestattheendof         canbetailoredtoallowyoutochoosean
inpreparationforgreaterflexibilityand
                                               yoursecondyear.                               additionalmodulefromBiology,History,
specialisationinthesecondandfinalyears.
                                                                                               RenewableEnergy,PoliticsorEnglish.
Youcantakecombinationsofbothphysical     Year 3: Youwillspendyourthirdyearat
andhumangeographyoptionsinyour            anotherEuropeanuniversitywithwhichwe       AsourSingleHonoursdegreeshavea
secondandfinalyears.                        haveexchangearrangements.Currently           commonfirstyear,youcanchooseto
transferbetweenprogrammesattheend          •Conflictinleisurespaces:surfingandthe     BA Politics and Geography
ofthefirstyearifyourinterestschange           dynamicsoflocalism                         isprogrammeblendsanalysisofpolitics
(subjecttosatisfactoryacademic                •Humanandwildlifeconflictand                atdifferentterritorialscaleswiththestudy
performance).ecoremodulesandoptions           coexistence:studyofthechanging            ofthewayenvironmentsareorganisedand
varyinYears2and3accordingtothedegree       dynamicsbetweenblackbearsandpeople       managedthroughcultural,economicand
youaretaking,andthemodulesvaryfrom           inClayoquotSound,BritishColumbia          politicalprocesses.Itallowsyoutoexplore
yeartoyearaccordingtodemand.               •Historicalgeographyofthesubmerged         variouspoliticalsystemsacrosstheglobe
                                                    forestinMount’sBayCornwall                andtheconnectionsandcomparisons
Year 2: SingleHonoursstudentstakethree
                                                                                                  betweenthem,andalsodevelopspractical
coremodulesinYear2,whichbuildonthe       •Cyberspaceandtheformationofidentity
                                                                                                  geographicaltechniquesandfieldwork.
foundationsofYear1andpreparestudents
forresearch-ledmodulesinYear3.ereare          Joint Honours                               BSc Conservation Biology
differentpathwaysforhuman,physicaland        C    in Cornwall                                 and Geography
environmentalgeographers,withtwocore                                                          isJointHonoursprogrammebrings
modulesspecifictoeachdegreeprogramme,        OurJointHonoursdegreesatour                togethermodulestaughtbytheCentrefor
aFieldTripandResearchSkillsmodule,and     CornwallCampusgiveyoutheopportunity         EcologyandConservationandtheSchoolof
theoptionofchoosingafourthmodule           todivideyourstudy50/50betweentwo           Geographyandfocusesonthethemesthat
fromthoseofferedinpathwaysoutsideyour       complementaryareasofinterest.Youwill        linkthetwosubjects–rangingfromthe
degree.Inaddition,youmaytakeoptional       studythecoremodulesfromeachsubject         managementofthecountryside,through
modulesfromoutsideGeography.Full             andaselectionofoptions,inachoiceof       environmentalsciencestoevolution.e
detailscanbefoundonourwebsiteat           pathways.Fullprogrammestructurescanbe       programmeisaimedatstudentswith
www.exeter.ac.uk/cornwall/geography              foundonourwebsiteatwww.exeter.ac.uk/        biologicaland/orgeographicalbackgrounds
                                                 cornwall/geography                               andisfirmlybasedinpracticaltechniques
Year 3: eadvancedGeographymodules
                                                 BA Geography and English                         andfieldwork.
arecloselylinkedtostaffresearchexpertise.
Inyourthirdyearyouwillcarryoutapiece    isprogrammeallowsyoutoengagewith
ofresearchunderthesupervisionofa           therelationshipbetweenliteratureand          E Flexible Combined
memberofacademicstaffandwrite               place.Humangeographershavelongbeen          C Honours
adissertation.Yourprojecttopicwill         interestedinhowpeoplemakemeaning
                                                                                                  isinnovativeCombinedHonoursscheme
bedecidedinconjunctionwithyour              abouttheworldthrough–amongother
                                                                                                  enablesyoutocombinemodulesfroma
supervisor;itmaybefieldorlabbased,and     media–literature.InEnglishtheinfluence
                                                                                                  numberofdifferentfieldsofstudynot
mayinvolveworkingwithaconservation          ofplaceandidentityonliteraturehasbeena
                                                                                                  otherwiseavailablethroughanexisting
organisation,NGO,localgovernmentor           keythemeofenquiry.isdegreecombines
                                                                                                  CombinedorJointHonoursprogramme.
business.JointHonoursstudentscan             theseconcernsaswellasprovidingyouwith
                                                                                                  YoucancombineGeographywithuptotwo
choosetocarryouttheirDissertationona      athoroughgroundinginGeographyand
                                                                                                  othersubjectsfromanextensivelistof
topicfromGeography,theirjointsubject,or    Englishmoregenerally.
                                                                                                  subjectsinbothExeterandCornwall.
atopicwhichcombinesbothsubjectareas.       BA History and Geography                         roughoutyourdegreeyouwillbegiven
PreviousGeographyprojectshaveincluded:       isJointHonoursprogrammeblendsthe           regularsupporttohelpyouchoosethe
•Re-structuringpolicyresponsestoclimate    studyofhistorywithanappreciationof        mostappropriatepathwayforyou.
   changeinthedomesticarena                 thewayenvironmentsareorganisedand
                                                                                                  Furtherinformationandthefulllist
•Usingfieldremotesensingmethodsto          managedthroughcultural,economicand
                                                                                                  ofavailablesubjectscanbefoundat
   improvelandcoverclassificationofcoastal   politicalprocesses.isprogrammeis
                                                                                                  www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/
   sanddunesystems                            well-suitedtostudentswhohaveastrong
                                                                                                  degrees/flexible
                                                 interestinhistorywhowouldliketogain
•Influenceofruralpoliticsonwindfarm
                                                 agreatergeographicalperspectiveorfor
   developmentinruralSouthDevon
                                                 geographerstolearnmoreabouthistory
•LateHolocenetopresentpalaeoenviron-       researchandpractice.
   mentalchangesinNorthernPatagonia
Learningandteaching
eGeographyprogrammesusearange             Ourresearchinterestsandoutputsin          Field work
ofteachingmethodsincludinglectures,          Geographycoverawiderangeoftopics.        NoGeographydegreeiscomplete
seminars,tutorials,laboratoryclassesand      Areasofparticularstrengthinclude           withoutaresidentialfieldtrip.Field
fieldwork.Tutorialscomplementlectures         EnvironmentalProcessesandChangeand         workisseenasoneofthekeystonesof
byencouragingyoutoexploreissuesin          HistoricalandCulturalGeography.Asis       geographicalunderstandingandweprovide
smallgroupdiscussionmeetings(5-6             appropriateforresearchinthefield,our      opportunitiesforfieldworkinthelocal
studentspergroup).Wehavewellequipped       workisfrequentlyinterdisciplinaryin        area,otherpartsofBritainandabroad.
laboratoriesinExeterandCornwallwith        natureembracingphysicalandhuman            You’reintroducedtogeographicalresearch
thelatestscientificteachingequipment.        geographiesandcombiningexpertisefrom       techniquesinpracticalandfieldcourses
                                                 acrossthehumanities,socialsciencesand     duringthefirsttwoyearsofyourdegree.
Atbothcampuses,allstudentshaveaccess
                                                 sciences.WecontributetotheUniversity’s    epracticalcourseprovidestrainingin
tothelatestGeographicInformation
                                                 interdisciplinaryClimateChangeand           researchdesign,useofITandquantitative
Systemsandmappingsoftware.Assupport
                                                 SustainableFutureskeyresearchtheme,        andqualitativemethodswhichformthe
forlectures,seminarsandtutorials,we
                                                 engaginginresearchandprogramme             basisofgeographicalinvestigation.All
makeuseofvideo-conferencingand
                                                 deliveryrelatedtoclimatechangeand         studentsmustparticipateinanumberof
webcasting,andweb-basedlearning
                                                 sustainability.                                localfielddaysintheirfirstyear,anda
includingblogging,onlinediscussionand
chatforums,andvirtualfieldtrips.e          Wehavestronglinkswithinternational,       residentialfieldcourseduringtheirsecond
virtualfieldtripsintegratevideoandaudio     nationalandlocalresearchprojects           year.Firstyearfielddaysprovidean
data,maps,datasets,documentsand              includingthoseintheUKandEurope,          introductiontophysicalandhumanaspects
publishedresearchtohelpyoudevelop          Iceland,theMiddleandFarEast,thePacific   ofthelocalregion,whilethesecondyear
fieldworkandanalyticalskillsthatare         Rim,theformerSovietUnion,southern         fieldcourses(ofapproximatelyoneweek’s
firmlygroundedintherealworld.               AfricaaswellasNorthandSouthAmerica.    duration)giveyoutheopportunitytoapply
                                                                                                yourresearchskills.Inrecentyearsvenues
Weofferawiderangeofoptionalmodules,        Ourprogrammesatbothcampusesreflect
                                                                                                haveincludedAustria,Canada,Iceland,
givingyoutheopportunitytotailoryour        theresearchinterestsofstaff,whichmeans
                                                                                                Ireland,NewZealand,Spain,Switzerland,
studiestowardsyourpreferredareas            thatyoubenefitfromanevolvingpatternof
                                                                                                theUSAandtheUK.AttheCornwall
ofinterest.                                    learning,attheforefrontofgeographical
                                                                                                Campusyoualsohavetheoptionoffurther
                                                 thought.Asanundergraduate,you’llgain
You’llhaveaccesstothewell-stocked                                                          residentialfieldtripsinYear3.
                                                 substantiallyfrombeingtaughtbyhigh
Universitylibrariesatbothcampuses.
                                                 qualityacademicstaff,manyofwhomare        You’llhavetocontributetowardsthecost
isprovidesyouwiththeopportunityto
                                                 internationallyrecognisedintheirfields.     ofyourfieldtrips.Forthesecondyearfield
developyourowninterestsinthediscipline
                                                 You’llbenefitfromathrivingresearch         tripforstudentsattheStreathamCampus
andadistinctivesetofskillsandknowledge.
                                                 culturethatfeedsdirectlyintochallenging   weofferachoiceofthreelocations,chosen
                                                 newmodules,whereyou’llhearthelatest      tocoverarangeofbudgetsrangingfrom
Research-led teaching                            ideasfromthepeoplewhoarehelpingto       approximately£1,500,toamid-priceoption
Webelieveeverystudentbenefitsfrom            shapethem.Weconstantlyreviewthe           ataround£500,toacheaperoptionthat
beingpartofaresearch-ledcultureand         qualityofourteachingthroughpeerreview,   costsabout£200.AttheCornwallCampus
beingtaughtbyexperts–youwilldiscuss       studentfeedbackandqualityassurance         yourdestinationdependsonyourdegree
theverylatestideasinseminarsand            procedures.Fordetailsofourstaffresearch   programme,andpricesvaryfrom£480-
tutorialsand,inappropriatedegree             interestsfollowthelinkstoResearchat      £600dependingonlocation.
programmes,youwillbecomeanactive            www.exeter.ac.uk/geography (Streatham
memberofaresearchteam.                       Campus)andwww.exeter.ac.uk/
                                                 cornwall/geography (CornwallCampus).
Assessment                                       Universitywebsiteatwww.exeter.ac.uk/          Wehaveanexcellentreputationwith
Yourprogressismonitoredthroughtutorial      undergraduate/money                              graduaterecruitersandourstudentsand
workandpracticalassessments.e                                                               graduatescompeteverysuccessfullyin
finaldegreemarkiscomposedofboth             Dissertation                                     theemploymentmarket.Manyemployers
examination-basedandcoursework-based           Research Awards                                  targettheUniversitywhenrecruitingnew
assessmentwitheachcontributing                Geographystudentsmayapplyforawardsin       graduates.
approximately50percent.Youmustpass         connectionwithanindividualstudyortheir     efollowingareexamplesofinitialjobs
yourfirstyearassessmentinorderto            Dissertation.Inthepastfewyears,the         securedbyGeographygraduateswho
progresstothesecondyear,butthe            holdershavestudiedsuchvariedtopicsas       recentlyfinishedundergraduate
resultsdonotcounttowardsyourdegree         glaciationinNorwayandIceland;blues          programmes:
classification.Forthree-yearprogrammes,        musicinAmerica;settlementproblemsin
                                                                                                  •PlanningSupportOfficer,Birmingham
theassessmentsinthesecondandthird          Israel;theeffectsofacidrainonGerman
                                                                                                     CityCouncil
yearscontributetoyourfinaldegree             forests;ecologicalimpactsinTanzanian
classification.Forfour-yearprogrammes         rainforests;ecotourisminsouthern             •TechnicalSupportEngineer,Cooper
theassessmentsinthesecond,thirdand         Spain;andHIVandAIDSeducationin               Controls,Kent
fourthyearsallcontributetoyourfinal         SriLanka.Fulldetailscanbefound            •AssistantTransportPlanner,Hampshire
degreeclassification.                            atwww.exeter.ac.uk/geography                       CountyCouncil,Winchester
                                                 (forstudentsbasedinExeter)and               •EmployeeServicesAdministrator,NHS,
Forfulldetailsoftheassessment
                                                 www.exeter.ac.uk/cornwall/geography                 Swindon
criteriaforeachmodule,checkthe
                                                 (forstudentsattheCornwallCampus).         •MonitoringandDataOfficer,
undergraduatesectionofourwebsiteat
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                                                                                                  •TechnicalOfficer,EnvironmentAgency,
providingyouwithasupportivelearning         owntaughtpostgraduateprogrammes.
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environment.eambienceoftheSchoolis        StudentsachievinganUpperSecondClass
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staffeithermaintainanopen-doorpolicy         reduction.                                      Examplesoffurtherstudyfollowedbyour
forstudentenquiries,orhavearegularset                                                      graduatesinGeographyare:
oftimeswhentheycanbeconsulted.             Careers                                          •MResHumanGeography,University
Allstudentsareallocatedapersonaltutor      AGeographydegreefromtheUniversity             ofExeter
whoactsasamentoronacademicwork,as        ofExeter–whetheryoustudyatthe             •MScInternationalDevelopmentStudies,
wellasasourceofadviceforaccessingwider   StreathamCampusortheCornwallCampus             UniversityofAmsterdam
StudentServices.AStudent-StaffLiaison         –willequipyouwithaverywiderangeof       •MScGlobalPolitics,LondonSchoolof
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andfeedbacktoandfromstaff.                  employment.eseinclude:datagathering;        •MScRealEstate,UniversityofReading
Wealsohavealivelycommunityof               informationretrieval;problemsolving;          •MScSustainableDevelopment,University
undergraduatestudentswhorunGeography         projectplanningandmanagement;report             ofExeter
SocietiesinExeterandCornwall.GeogSoc        productionandpresentation(writtenand
                                                                                                  •MScClimateChangeandRisk
offersthechancetomeetupwithother           oral);plustheabilitytoworkaspartofa
                                                                                                     Management,UniversityofExeter
Geographystudentsthroughitswide              team.eseskillsareindemandacrossa
                                                 widerangeofgraduateemployers.                •MScRegenerationStudies,Cardiff
varietyofsocials,includingquiznights,
                                                                                                     University
meals,nightsoutandmuchmore.                 ManystudentsfromtheSchooltakepart
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thisbrochure.                                 (StreathamCampus)andwww.exeter.ac.uk/cornwall/geography
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undergraduate/degrees/geography
andwestronglyadvisethatyoucheckthis      Year 1 modules:
beforeattendinganopendayormaking
yourapplication.Somecoursesatthe           Module Name                                            Exeter   Cornwall
Universityrequirepriorstudyofspecific
subjectsandmayalsohaveminimum             Approaches to Geographical Knowledge                               n
graderequirementsatGCSEorequivalent,       Earth Systems                                            n
particularlyinEnglishLanguageand/or
Mathematics.                                   Foundations in Human Geography                           n

Wemakeeveryefforttoensurethatthe          Geographies of Global Change                             n
entryrequirementsareasup-to-dateas         Geographies of Place, Identity and Culture               n
possibleinourprintedliterature.However,
sincethisisprintedwellinadvanceof       Global Climate Systems                                   n
thestartoftheadmissionscycle,insome      Introduction to Earth Systems Science                              n
casesourentryrequirementsandoffers
willchange.                                   Introduction to Environment and Society                            n

Ifyouareaninternationalstudentyou         Investigating People and Place                                     n
shouldconsultourgeneralandsubject-         Nature, Environment and Development                      n
specificentryrequirementsinformationfor
AlevelsandtheInternationalBaccalaureate,   Physical Geography of South West England                 n
buttheUniversityalsorecognisesawide       Scientific Data Analysis                                           n
rangeofinternationalqualifications.You
canfindfurtherinformationaboutacademic      Tutorials                                                n         n
andEnglishlanguageentryrequirements
atwww.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/
                                                E   Exeter campuses              C   Cornwall Campus
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Year 2 modules:                                                                  Year 3 modules:

Module Name                                                  Exeter   Cornwall   Module Name                                               Exeter   Cornwall

Atmospheric and Oceanic Systems                                          n       Animal Geographies                                          n
Catchment Hydrology and Geomorphology                          n                 China: An Environmental History                                       n
Climate Change and the Politics of Energy                                n       Climate Change                                              n
Coasts                                                         n                 Climate-Society-Environment Interactions                    n
Contemporary Alpine Environments                                         n       Coastal Geomorphology                                                 n
Environmental Management                                                 n       The Cryosphere                                              n
Environmental Remote Sensing                                             n       Cultural Geographies of Landscape                           n
Geographical Information Science and Systems                             n       Cultures of Empire                                                    n
Geographical Research Skills (Human and Physical Pathways)               n       Drylands                                                    n
Geography, Business and Environment                                      n       Dissertation                                                n         n
Glaciers and Environment                                                 n       Earth Observation Science                                             n
Historical Cultural Geographies                                n                 Energy Policies for a Low Carbon Economy                              n
Historical Geography                                                     n       Gender and Geography                                        n
Human Geography Field Trip                                     n         n       Geographies of Conflict                                     n
Human Geography Practice                                       n                 Geographies of Material Culture                             n
Landscape                                                                n       Hillslope-Fluvial Systems and Environmental Change          n
Learning from Experience                                       n         n       Historical Geographies of Exploration and Field Science               n
Living Natures                                                 n                 Human Geography Field Trip                                            n
Memory, Heritage and Place                                               n       Integrated Science                                                    n
Physical Geography Field Trip                                  n         n       Issues in Climatic Change                                             n
Physical Geography Practice                                    n                 Lessons from Climates Past                                  n
Political Geographies                                          n                 Long Term Landscape Evolution                                         n
Social Geography                                               n                 Physical Geography Field Trip                                         n
Spatial Skills for Physical Geography                          n                 Postcolonial Geographies                                    n
Sustainable Development in Britain                             n                 Quaternary Environmental Change                                       n
Theory, Space, Society                                         n                 Rivers and Landscape                                        n
Visual Geographies                                                       n       Self-directed Learning in Geography                                   n
Weather and Climate                                            n                 Society and Space                                                     n
World of Fire and Ice                                          n                 Technonatures                                                         n
                                                                                 The Senses and Spatialities of the Body                     n
                                                                                 Wastelands                                                            n
Pleasenotethatavailabilityofallmodulesissubjectto
timetablingconstraintsandthatnotallmodulesareavailable
everyyear.



E   Exeter campuses               C   Cornwall Campus
Geographymodules
Below is a selection of our modules – for details of all available modules visit www.exeter.ac.uk/geography (Streatham Campus)
and www.exeter.ac.uk/cornwall/geography (Cornwall Campus).

E Year 1                                                                                              asked,themethodstheycanusetoexplorethem,
                                                                                                      thesourcesavailableandthewaystheyhave
Earth Systems            Examinestheinteractionsbetweencomponents                                 designedandorganisedtheirstudies.
                         oftheEarthSystem,withaparticularfocuson:
                         biogeographicalprocessesandthebiosphere;         Scientific Data         Introducesquantitativeapproachestodata
                         Earthsurfaceprocessesresponsibleforshaping      Analysis                analysisingeographicalscience.Youwilllearn
                         thelandscape;platetectonicsandgeological                                aboutusingsatelliteimageryanddigitalmapping
                         controlsonlandforms;andlandscaperesponses                               technology.Datahandlingtechniqueswillalsobe
                         toenvironmentalchange.                                                    introducedinpracticalclasses.

Geographies of           Providesanoverviewofcontemporarydebates
Global Change            relatedtogeographiesofglobalisation.Provides
                                                                              E Year 2
                         asoundknowledgeofthekeyprocesseswithin        Catchment Hydrology Explainsthemainhydrologicalandgeomorpho-
                         globalisationandtherangeoftheoretical           and Geomorphology logicalprocessesoperatingindrainagecatchments
                         perspectivestakentowardsthenotionof                                 intermsoftheirmeasurement,operationand
                         globalisation.                                                          controllingfactors,relationshiptolandform
                                                                                                  developmentandpastandfuturechanges
Geographies of Place, Providesanoverviewofcontemporarydebates
                                                                                                  includingtheroleofhumanimpacts.
Identity and Culture relatedtonotionsofplace.Itprovidesabroad
                      knowledgeofsomekeysubdisciplinaryfields            Coasts                  Explainsthemainfeaturesofcoastalsystems
                      withinthesubject,includingsocialgeography,                                 intermsoftheirmeasurement,operationand
                      ruralgeography,urbangeography,cultural                                      controllingfactors,relationshiptolandform
                      geographyandhistoricalgeography.                                          developmentandpastandfuturechanges
                                                                                                      includingtheroleofhumanimpactsandthe
Global Climate           Exploresthevariousfactorsthatinfluencethe
                                                                                                      hazardsposedbythecoastalzone.
Systems                  behaviouroftheglobalclimatesystem,witha
                         particularemphasisontheroleplayedbythe        Historical Cultural     Introducesthecurrentthemesanddebates
                         atmosphereandtheoceans.Italsoexamines          Geographies             thatarebeingdiscussedbyhistoricalcultural
                         someofthecausesandeffectsofpresent-day                                geographers.Includestheopportunitytoattenda
                         climatechangesandtheirimpactsontheocean-                              fieldtriptoBristoltovisittheBritishEmpireand
                         atmospheresystem.                                                           CommonwealthMuseumandexploretheBristol
                                                                                                      SlaveTrail.
Nature, Environment Naturehasacriticalplacewithingeographyand
and Development     theaimofthismoduleistoexplorethatplaceand       Living Natures          Drawinguponarangeofthemesofsociety/
                    itsrelationshiptohistoricalandcontemporary                                   natureinteractions,thismodulecriticallyexplores
                    debatesaroundtheissuesoftheenvironment,                                     ‘livingnatures’,firstthroughissuesofnature’s
                    sustainabilityandprocessesofdevelopment.                                     productionandconsumption,secondthrough
                                                                                                      ideasofnatureasspectacleandthirdthroughan
C Year 1                                                                                              examinationofmundanenatures.

Approaches to            Introducesthehistoryofgeographicalthought       Political Geographies Providesanintroductiontothevariedandvibrant
Geographical             andhowthebigideasinGeographyreflect                                 sub-disciplineofPoliticalGeography.Youwillbe
Knowledge                developmentsinscienceandsocialscienceduring                          introducedtosomeofthecoretheoreticalideas
                         thelast150years.                                                        anddevelopments,followedbythestudyof
                                                                                                    twosubstantiveareasofstudywithinpolitical
Introduction to Earth Explainshowclimateandphysicalprocesseshave                              geography–thestate,andtheinternational
Systems Science       affectedtheEarthinthepastandatthepresent                             arena.
                      time,includinghowhumanschangethewaythe
                      Earthworks.                                            Social Geography        Coversthekeytheoreticalideasinthestudyof
                                                                                                      socialgeographyoverthepast20-30years.You
Introduction to          Youwillexploretherelationshipbetween                                    willbeintroducedtoanumberofsubstantive
Environment and          environmentalandsocialprocessesindifferent                              topicsinthefieldincludingsocialinequalityand
Society                  geographicalcontextsandatdifferentspatial                               exclusion,genderandsexuality,crime,security
                         scales,studyingthecontestednatureofthese                               andsurveillance,communityandlocality,
                         interactionsattheglobal,national,regional,                              disability,raceandethnicity.
                         urbanandrurallevels,andtheroleofdifferent
                         stakeholdergroupsinshapingthem.                 Sustainable             Providesacoreunderstandingoftherelationships
                                                                              Development             betweenthenaturalenvironment,themarket
Investigating People     Anintroductiontohumangeographers’                                        economyandsocietysincethe1960s.Introduces
                                                                              in Britain
and Place                investigationsofpeopleandtheir‘qualitative’                             thecoreprincipleofsustainabledevelopment,
                         relationstoplace.Themoduleoutlinesthesorts                            withanemphasisonlocalissues,relating
                         ofresearchquestionshumangeographershave
Geographymodules continued
                            particularlytothekeyissuesoflocal               Geographical           LooksatthetheoryandpracticeofGeographical
                            environmentalplanning,sustainableleisureand       Information Science    InformationSystemsandthesciencebehindthem.
                            tourismandsustainableagriculturalpractices.      and Systems            Itwillshowyouhowspatialdatainbothhuman
                                                                                                         andphysicalgeographycanbemanipulatedand
Theory, Space,              Providesathoroughgroundinginthekey
                                                                                                         analysedandhowdigitalrepresentationsofthe
Society                     theoreticalandphilosophicaldebateswithin
                                                                                                         worldarecreated.
                            thesocialsciencesthathaveimpactedupon
                            HumanGeography.                                     Geography, Business Examinestherelationshipsbetweenthe
                                                                                  and the Environment environmentandbusinesspracticeacrossarange
Weather and Climate         Provideskeyconceptsassociatedwiththechemical
                                                                                                      ofcontemporarygeographicalcontexts.Through
                            andphysicalpropertiesoftheatmosphereaswell
                                                                                                      hands-onpracticalwork,youwillexplorethe
                            asabasicknowledgeofforcesactinguponthe
                                                                                                      assumptionsunderlyingbusiness-environment
                            atmosphere.Furthermore,themodulegivesa
                                                                                                      practiceaturban,ruralandregionalscales.
                            platformfordevelopingskillsinclimatedata
                                                                                                      Includestwoshortfieldtrips.
                            analysis,introducinghigh-levelprogrammingat
                            abeginner’slevel.                                   Glaciers and           Providesanintroductiontoglaciers,their
                                                                                  Environment            environmentandtheirroleinenvironmental
World of Fire and Ice       Theendofthelasticeage(20,000to10,000years
                                                                                                         change,bothpastandpresent.Topicsincludethe
                            ago)wasaperiodoftumultuouschange.This
                                                                                                         geomorphologicaleffectsofglacialadvanceand
                            moduleprovidesanintroductiontotheprinciples
                                                                                                         retreat,andthewayglaciersandicesheetsprovide
                            andtechniquesusedtoreconstructpastclimates
                                                                                                         evidenceofpastglobalenvironmentalchange.
                            andenvironmentsatthistime.Onlywhenthe
                            causesofpastvariabilityareunderstoodwill       Historical Geography Thestudyofhistoricalgeographyhasbeen
                            itbepossibletoanticipateorforecastpossible                          acentralconcernofhumangeographysince
                            variationsinthefuture.                                                 thedisciplinewasinstitutionalisedinthelate
                                                                                                       nineteenthcentury.Themoduleoutlinesanumber
C Year 2                                                                                               ofimportantscalesatwhichhistoricalgeography
                                                                                                       hasbeenstudied:townsandcities;theregion;
Atmospheric and             LooksathowtheEarth’sclimateworksandwhat                            andthenation.Includeslocalfieldwork.
Oceanic Systems             humanactivityisdoingtochangeit.Themodule
                            providesanintroductiontothecirculationofthe    Landscape              Doweallseelandscapesinthesameway?This
                            oceansandatmosphereandhowtheyinteract,                                moduleintroducesthemultiplemeaningsand
                            andtothecyclicalbehaviourofocean-atmosphere                            definitionsoflandscape.Itshowshowlandscapes
                            systemsondifferenttemporalandspatialscales.                            havebeenusedtoexercisepowerinsocietyand
                                                                                                         howtheyformanimportantpartofourcultural
Climate Change and     Introducesyoutothebasicsofclimatechange                                    identities.Includesaone-dayfieldtrip.
the Politics of Energy scienceandpolitics.Themodulelooksattheissues
                       associatedwithbalancingtheneedforsecure             Memory, Heritage       Providesanintroductiontothegeographiesof
                       andaffordableenergywhiletryingtoreducethe           and Place              heritageandculturalremembrance.Youwill
                       environmentaldamagethatouruseofenergy                                       explorehowheritageisproduced,consumed
                       inevitablyentails.                                                              andperformed,touchingonissuesofidentity
                                                                                                         formation,culturalmediationandtourism.
Contemporary Alpine Alpinemountainsystemsareverysensitiveto                                        Includestwolocalfieldtrips.
Environments        climatechange,andthismoduleexploresthe
                    natureofAlpinegeomorphologicalsystems                    Visual Geographies     Youwillinvestigatetheroleofvisualtechnologies
                    andtheirprobableresponsestosuchchanges.                                       andvisualimaginationsinshapinggeographical
                                                                                                         thought.Youwillbeintroducedtokeyhistorical
Environmental               Focusesoncontemporaryenvironmental                                        geographiesthathaveshapedgeography’svisual
Management                  managementissuessuchasfloods,climate                                   cultureandexploretherelationshipsbetween
                            change,landuseandrestoration.Themoduleis                              visualcultureandsocialchange.Includesfield
                            supportedbyreal-worldexamplesofmanagement                               workatsitesofrelevancetovisualgeographies
                            practiceandhands-onpracticalwork.Includes                              inCornwall.
                            twofieldtrips.
Environmental               ExplainshowinformationabouttheEarthis           E C Year 2
Remote Sensing              collectedbysatellites,andhowthisinformation
                                                                                  Learning from          Youcandevelopimportantskills,gainworkplace
                            canbeanalysedtohelpsolveenvironmental
                                                                                  Experience             experienceandexploreageographicalissueinthis
                            managementproblems.Aspartofthismodule,
                                                                                                         work-basedmodule.Forexample,fromyourjobin
                            therearefieldtripstocollectdataandvisitthe
                                                                                                         thelocalsupermarketyoucanexplorefoodmiles,
                            GoonhillyReceivingStation.
                                                                                                         localfoodnetworksandglobalfoodcultures.
                                                                                                         FromworkingbehindtheStudents’Unionbar
                                                                                                         youcandiscovergeographiesofyoungpeople,
                                                                                                         genderedidentitiesandfashion.Theidealmodule
                                                                                                         ifyouwanttocombinepart-timeworkwith
                                                                                                         gainingcreditstowardsyourdegree.
E   Exeter campuses     C   Cornwall Campus
Field Trip (Human or   Theoverseasresidentialfieldcourseisahighlight     Geographies of           Whatarethepossibilitiesforsocialchange?And
Physical Geography)    ofourdegreeprogrammes.Itwillputintopractice      Conflict                 whydoesn’titoccurmoreoften?Thismodule
                       thingsyouhavelearntinlectures,andwilltrainyou                            exploresthesequestionsthroughexplorationsof
                       intheskillsyouwillneedforyourownresearch                                 alternativestrategiesandpracticesofpolitical
                       project(yourdissertation).Itisalsoalotoffun!                             beingintheworld.
                                                                                Geographies of           Exploresconnectionsbetweeneverydaylifeand
E Year 3                                                                        Material Culture         largersocial,culturalandeconomicprocesses.The
Animal Geographies     AnimalGeographiesisanimportantand                                            issuesareexaminedthrougha‘studentcentred
                       innovativeareaofcontemporarygeographical                                      learning’approachbasedonsetreadings,
                       thought.Thecourserangesfromissuesofco-                                     discussions,presentationsandjournalwriting.
                       constructionofhuman/animalspacesand
                                                                                Hillslope-Fluvial        Examineshowenvironmentalconditions
                       places,practicesofhuman/animalassociationto
                                                                                Systems and              modulaterunoff,erosion,sedimenttransport
                       moralandethicaldebatesoverwelfare,animal
                                                                                Environmental            andbiogeochemicalfluxesthroughdrainage
                       experimentationandanimalliberation.
                                                                                Change                   catchments,fromhillslopestochannel-floodplain
Climate Change         Examinesissuesinanthropogenicclimatechange                                   systemstocoastaldepositionalcentres.Emphasis
                       andprovidesanunderstandingofthescientific                                   isplacedonexploringhowgeomorphicand
                       argumentswhichformthebasisforsocietal                                      hydrologicprocessesrespondtotheintegrative
                       actionandexaminesthescientificmethodsbeing                                  effectsofenvironmentalchange.
                       utilisedtoprovideinformationonfutureclimate.
                                                                                Lessons from             Examinesdifferentperiodsoftimeandhow
Climate-Society-       Explorestheinteractionsbetweenclimate,society       Climates Past            independentmethodsareusedtoreconstruct
Environment            andtheenvironmentbyrevealingthemultifaceted                                 whattheclimatewaslike.Whereappropriate,the
Interactions           natureofclimate.Themoduleaddressesthe                                       impactofpastchangesonculturesandcivilisations
                       science,impacts,economics,politics,policy,ethics                             isexplored.
                       andequityissuessurroundingthetopicwitha
                                                                                Postcolonial            Examinesfromacriticaltheoreticalperspective
                       focusbothonclimatevariabilityandclimate
                                                                                Geographies             thesocialrelationsthathaveemergedacross
                       change.
                                                                                                        spaceasaresultofformercolonialandimperial
The Cryosphere         Ice,inallitsforms,playsacriticalroleinthe                              relationships.Itwillexplorethewaysinwhich
                       Earth’sClimateSystemfromtheequatortothe                                   theworksofpostcolonialtheoristssuchasSaid,
                       polarregions.Thiscourseaimstoexaminethe                                   BhabhaandSpivakhaveinfluencedgeographical
                       majorissueswithinthisdiverseresearchareafrom                              thought,knowledgeandpractice.
                       ageographicalperspective,andthemestackledwill
                                                                                Rivers and Landscape Addressescurrentunderstandingofriverchannel
                       rangefromdisappearingsnowandiceandlessons
                                                                                                     behaviourandexaminestopicaldebatesinfluvial
                       fromclimatespast,toPolarecosystemadaptation
                                                                                                     researchoverawiderangeoftimeandspace
                       andPolarsocietiesinachangingworld.
                                                                                                     scales.Overall,themoduleaimstoplacethestudy
Cultural Geographies   Offersanin-depthconsiderationofcultural                                  ofriversandlandscapeswithinthewidercontext
of Landscape           geographicalwritingonlandscapeandcognate                                 ofrecentdebatesinPhysicalGeographythatfocus
                       topicssuchasembodiment,affect,performance,                               onissuesofscale,complexity,predictionand
                       thevisualarts,natureandtheself.Throughout                              uncertainty.
                       themoduleconceptualargumentsaregrounded
                       indiscussionsofspecificpaintings,photographs,       C Year 3
                       worksoffictionandtravelwriting.
                                                                                China: An               AfteranintroductiontothegeographyofChina
Drylands               Examinesthephysicalcharacteristicsofdrylands        Environmental           anditsregion,thismoduleseekstoexploreAsia’s
                       intermsofprocesses,hydrology,geomorphology          History                 pivotalroleintheevolutionoftheglobalclimate
                       andwaterresources,andexaminestheeffectsof                                 systemsincetheTertiary.Itconcludesby
                       physicalcharacteristicsofdrylandsonhuman                                    consideringthecurrentandfutureenvironmental
                       activitiesandtheimpactofhumanactivitieson                                 impactsarisingfromthepressuresofhigh
                       environmentalsystemsandprocesses.                                             population,economicgrowthandfutureclimate
                                                                                                        warming.
Gender and             Themainaimofthismoduleistoexaminetherole
Geography              andimportanceofgenderasabasisforinequality
                       andsocialstratification.Attentionfocuseson
                       theoreticaldebatessurroundingthestudyof
                       genderandexaminesinparticularthecontribution
                       offeministperspectivestoGeography.
Geographymodules continued
Coastal                   Examinesindetailthephysicalprocessesand          Optional Human         Introducesyoutoadvancedgeographicaltheories
Geomorphology             landformsassociatedwithdifferentcoastal            Geography Field Trip   ofplace,embodimentandidentitythroughclass
                          environments.Youwillexaminedifferenttypes                               basedlecturesandseminarsthatarepracticed
                          ofcoastalenvironmentsandtheirmorphological                               onaninternationalfieldcourseattheendof
                          controls,andevaluatetheroleofhumanactivityin                          themodule.
                          thecoastalzoneandtheimplicationsforcoastal
                                                                                 Quaternary             Looksatclimateandenvironmentalchangesover
                          zonemanagement.
                                                                                 Environmental          thelasttwomillionyears,focusinginparticular
Cultures of Empire        Focusesontheculturalandhistoricalgeography      Change                 ontheeffectsofglaciersduringthistimeperiod.
                          ofBritishcolonialisminthenineteenthandearly                            Includesaone-dayfieldtriptosomeoftheclassic
                          twentiethcenturies.Themoduleisconcerned                                  localQuaternarysites.
                          primarilywiththehistoricalmoment(theperiod
                                                                                 Society and Space      Looksatthepoliticsofspaceandplace.Issues
                          roughlybetween1870and1914)whenEuropean
                                                                                                        exploredincludetheroleofcultural‘difference’,
                          (particularlyBritish)influencewasmost
                                                                                                        howwemakemeaningaboutdifferentgroupsof
                          dramaticallyextendedthroughoutthenon-
                                                                                                        people,differentplaces,valuesystemsandbeliefs,
                          Europeanworld.
                                                                                                        andwhysomeinterpretationsoftheworldare
Earth Observation         Developsyourskillsinpracticalremotesensingfor                          morepowerfulandenduringthanothers.
Science                   EarthObservation(EO).Inthismodule,physical
                                                                                 Technonatures          Inatimeofmassiveenvironmentalchange,there
                          measurementscollectedbyarangeofspaceborne,
                                                                                                        aremultiplecontestationsoverthe‘nature’of
                          airborneandground-basedremotesensing
                                                                                                        thenatural.Thismodulelooksatthekeydebates
                          instrumentsareconsidered.Emphasisis
                                                                                                        framingthesocialandpoliticalproductionof
                          placeduponthequantitativeanalysisofthose
                                                                                                        differentnatures.Includesalocalfieldtrip.
                          measurementsbyhands-onpracticalclasses.
                                                                                 The Senses and         Ourmostimmediateconnectionwiththeworldis
Energy Policies for a     Introducestheideathatanygivendesiredenergy
                                                                                 Spatialities of        throughourbodilysenses–sight,hearing,touch,
Low Carbon Economy        systemrequiresatailoredenergypolicy.Youwill
                                                                                 the Body               smellandtaste.Throughthismoduleyouwillgain
                          examinethebuildingblocksofanenergypolicy:
                                                                                                        acriticalperspectiveongeography’sengagement
                          economic,social,securityandenvironmental
                                                                                                        withembodiment,affect,gender,disability,visual
                          goals.Youwillgainanunderstandingofhowan
                                                                                                        culture,technologyandnon-representational
                          energysystemfitstogether.
                                                                                                        theory.
Historical                Fieldworkandexplorationhaveplayedanintegral,
                                                                                 Wastelands             Exploresthecomplexprocessesthroughwhich
Geographies of            althoughbynomeansuncontested,partinthe
                                                                                                        certainlandscapesandenvironmentsare
Exploration and           naturalandsocialsciences.Thismoduleexamines
                                                                                                        devaluedanddiscarded,andtheequallycomplex
Field Science             thehistoriesandgeographiesofsuchendeavours.
                                                                                                        processesthatworktoredeemandrecuperate
Issues in Climatic        Developsanunderstandingofcurrentissues                                   suchplaces.You’llactivelycontributetothe
Change                    concerningpresentandfutureclimaticchange                                 contentanddeliveryofthemodulethoughthe
                          throughaninvestigationofpastchangeovera                                selectionofseminarreadingsandthepresentation
                          rangeoftimescales.                                                          ofindependentresearchprojects.
Long-term Landscape Examineshowsurfaceprocessesinteractover
Evolution           centuriestomillenniatocreatea‘landscape’.The          E C Year 3
                    focusofthismoduleismountainlandscapesbut              Dissertation           Inyourfinalyearyouwillundertakeyour
                    landscapessuchaslowlandBritainwillalsobe                                     Dissertation–alarge,research-basedindependent
                    discussed.Includesfield-basedpracticalwork.                                     study,ofaround10,000words.BAstudentscarry
Optional Physical         Developsandappliesadvancedfield-based                                     outahumangeography-relatedproject,andBSc
Geography Field Trip      geographicalresearchskills.Itfocusesonthe                               studentscarryoutaphysicalgeography-related
                          applicationoffieldtechniquestodevelopamore                             project.
                          in-depthunderstandingofphysicalenvironments
                          andtheimpactsofhumanactivityonthese
                          processesandenvironments.Includesa7-10day
                          residentialfieldcourse.




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volunteeringprogrammesandpre-teacher                     degreeprogrammesandattractedtop-flight        at an open day or campus tour, visit
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eUniversityofExeterisranked9thinthe                Exceptional location and                         Cornwall phone:+44(0)1326371801,
UKine Times Good University Guide 2010,                  great atmosphere                                 email:cornwall@exeter.ac.uk
makingitthehighestrankedSouthWest                     Asafe,student-friendlycity,Exeterisrated
university.Wehaveoneofthehighest                                                                       Post-Offer Open Days
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internationallyrecognisedinthelatest                    inasafebutalsofriendlyandenergising       questionsandanswers.Anumberofour
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