School of Architecture and Built Environment

Geography, Urban Environments and Climate Change

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

For the first time in human history, over 50% of people around the world live in cities.

For the first time in human history, over 50% of people around the world live in cities.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code L722
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment
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Why choose this course?

For the first time in human history, over 50% of people around the world live in cities. The expanding growth of megacities (currently 28) is leading to the creation of megaregions. All urban environments impose pressure upon the environment; however, climate change will test the resilience of our current infrastructure beyond anything experienced so far. Climate change also presents us with challenging opportunities.

This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge required for the future green economy – enabling increased efficiency of resource use whilst creating more equitable communities. You will study how sustainable solutions can be incorporated into the infrastructure of our built environments, such as integrated transport systems, energy efficient buildings, urban villages, brownfield development, and green technology, including green roofs and sustainable urban drainage systems.

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." (Albert Einstein)

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” (Charles Darwin)

 Geography, Urban Environments and Climate Change

What happens on the course?

The course is composed of modules from Architecture, Construction, Environmental Health, Engineering as well as Geography. Notable key modules include Climate Change,  Sustainability and Smart Cities, consecutive geo-spatial modules Geography of the Urban Landscape (level 4), The Digital Environment (level 5) culminating in Geo-BIM (level 6) and the final-year site-specific research module, Brownfield Regeneration. In addition, there is a bespoke module by the Centre for International Development and Training.

The course draws upon a diverse array of learning activities and assessment methods. Your teaching and learning will comprise of lectures, site visits, field trips, guest lectures from practising key professionals, as well as use of analytical and computer laboratories. There may also be the possibility of a placement in a partner institution in North America.


Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

 Graduates possessing knowledge of green skills, plus awareness of the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change, are in demand in a variety of sectors. Examples include: the construction, planning and energy sectors, water and waste management companies, the Environment Agency, the Department of Energy & Climate Change, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, local authorities, and private sector industries, including environmental consultancies.


 Geography, Urban Environments and Climate Change

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

We are currently developing the Springfield Campus which will be Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence.  Join us as the exciting development takes shape and from 2019/20 students in the School of Architecture and the Built environment will be taught from the new campus.

Find out more about Springfield Campus.

Develop strategies to undertake self-motivated study and research (including independent and/or project work).

Recognise the interaction of different systems (either natural and/or built environments) and the need for multidisciplinary approaches in order to promote both understanding of problems and strategies for their resolution, such as sustainability.

Identify attributes (both challenges and opportunities) associated with the development and current management of the multifaceted infrastructure of the built environment.

Understand the collection, use and analysis of appropriate data from a variety of technologies (especially geospatial) in order to solve problems, including the development of teaching and learning.

Demonstrate critical insights into concepts, theories and principles which enable evaluation and promotion of different management strategies and policy-making.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grade MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Merit


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Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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