Your Fourth Year offers you the opportunity to specialise in areas of Geography of your choice, and also to pursue an individual piece of geographical research in your Dissertation Project. Many of our students cite their Dissertation as the most rewarding experience of their Geography degree - not only is it enjoyable to pursue individual research in your favourite area of Geography, but a successful Dissertation is often one of the most important platforms to a job beyond your degree!
All of the courses that we offer in Fourth Year reflect the truly cutting-edge research strengths of Geography and Environment in Aberdeen, and will exploit the training that you have received during the previous three years of your Geography degree.
Indicative course structure in Fourth Year (Single Honours):
Note! The 4th-Year Course "Geographical Issues" offers you the choice of specialist assignments in Physical Geography or Human Geography, while your "Dissertation" will also be in a specialist area of your choice. Therefore, as in your Third Year, you can specialise entirely in Physical or Human Geography during your Fourth Year - or you can continue to study both. Our emphasis is in giving you the power of choice throughout your degree.
Indicative course structure in Fourth Year (Joint Honours):
Note! Joint Honours students usually choose between the Dissertation and Geographical Issues. Either way, you can choose to specialise entirely in Physical or Human Geography during your Fourth Year - or you can continue to study both. Our emphasis is in giving you the power of choice throughout your degree.