Cultural Geographies


In the first semester the focus will be on the theories and practices which surround concepts of identity, cultural landscape, geographical imagination, geographies of memory, and the idea of the 'other', relating them to students' own experiences.

In the second semester the focus will turn to examine the cultural geography of cities in the western world.

A variety of theoretical perspectives drawing on cultural geography will be introduced. These theories will be applied to the examination of key issues in the development of cities from the mid-19th century (the birth of the modern city) through to the contemporary.


  • 38 hours of lectures


Semester 1

  • 1 x 750 word essay (12.5%)
  • 1 x 2250 word essay (37.5%)

Semester 2

  • 90 minute exam, two essay answers (50%)

Key skills

  • Short essay skills
  • Critical thinking skills