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See below for a more detailed overview of the Geography course at Cambridge.
You also take the Geographical Skills and Methods paper that covers numerical methods; survey techniques; documentary and archival data; spatial data; and field, laboratory and desk-based skills.
|Assessment First University examinations:
one written examination for each paper.
|Courses Students take a core Geographical Ideas and Themes paper relating to global change, assessed through both coursework and written examination. In addition, you can begin to specialise and select three papers from a choice of six, which are also assessed by a combination of coursework and examination. Three human geography papers and three physical and environmental geography papers are available. Human geography
Physical and environmental geography
You also undertake project work involving a range of field, laboratory and computer skills and techniques.
A piece of submitted work from a 1 week residential field class forms part of your second-year assessment. This is essential for your final year dissertation research, both in terms of inspiring your choice of topic and in acquiring specific field research skills.
|Assessment3 examination papers, written coursework and residential field class.|
|Courses You select four papers from 12, which are assessed by either written examination or by a combination of written examination and coursework. Papers on offer vary each year but recent examples include:
You also write a dissertation of 10,000 words on a topic of your choice, which you start work on during the summer vacation between your second and third years. The topic must be defined by the second term of Year 2 and the proposal is assessed as part of your second-year coursework.
|Assessment 4 written exams and written coursework. 10,000 word dissertation|