Lake District campus to host new geography course

Lake District campus to host new geography course

Home to England’s highest mountain and deepest lake, Cumbria has some of the most dramatic landscape in the world.

Recently awarded World Heritage Status, the Lake District is set to be home to what must surely rank as the country’s best place to study Geography.

The new course, which starts this September, will be based at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus and will cover issues that are relevant within sight of the classroom.

“Geography bridges everything we do – conservation, outdoor, forestry as well as the human element of landscape,” says course leader Dr Lois Mansfield, by her own admission a dyed in the wool geographer. “The Lake District is a microcosm of the issues that other areas of the world suffer from. We’ll be studying ecosystem services, as well as traditional areas of geography, which is anything that applies to landscapes from flood management to health and wellbeing.”

With weekly field trips on offer and a wealth of job opportunities after graduation, demand for the course is likely to be strong.

“We’re very much about putting theory into practice – our USP is that we can be discussing a landscape issue in the classroom one minute and then be out amongst it the next,” Lois said. “The qualification can open up routes into a wide range of jobs – logistics, teaching, planning etc – it’s studying the world around us that can open up a world of opportunities.”

Course details available here: https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate/geography/