M.A Geography - The purpose of geography is to develop student understanding of our changing world and its human and physical processes.This qualification will equip students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to contribute effectively to their local communities and wider society. Studying Geography will also provide students with the skills employers are looking for – the ability to ask questions and think independently as well as critically analysing information, weighing up evidence and structured writing. Geography is thescience that studies the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of the Earth. A literal translation would be "to describe or write about the Earth". The first person to use the word "geography" was Eratosthenes (276-194 BC). Four historical traditions in geographical research are the spatial analysisof the natural and the human phenomena (geography as the study of distribution), the area studies (places and regions), the study of the man-land relationship, and the research in the earth sciences.
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