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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Economics and Geography

Programme code:BA-ECON&GEOGUCAS code:LL17
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Martin Purvis Contact address:m.c.purvis@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

- Grades AAA at A Level preferably including Geography, excluding General Studies.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School for students entering up to and including September 2015. School of Geography for students entering from September 2016.

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to work across more than one discipline by providing the flexibility to study three disciplines at level one;
- allow the study of two disciplines to the same depth as any single honours student but with less breadth in each discipline;
- provide a basis for further advanced study in either of the disciplines or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.

General
- The distinctiveness, appeal and strength of University of Leeds joint honours programmes lie in the unusual combination of depth, breadth and flexibility which they offer, as well as in the exceptional range of degree combinations available.
- They permit students to study two disciplines, in depth and to degree level while acquiring a broader range of skills than is typically possible within a single honours degree.
- They are emphatically joint honours programmes, rather than integrated programmes: students can therefore make the links they choose from the wide choice of optional modules available within each discipline. Within certain parameters, they thus effectively make connections and devise pathways according to their own preferences, rather than being faced with a prescribed combination of modules chosen for them by others.
- The students must acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- A further element of distinctiveness is the flexibility of the programme structure, which allows joint honours students to change direction more easily, and more radically, than single honours students.
- Many of these programmes also allow the opportunity to undertake a work placement, field work or study abroad.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 120 credits.

Students must pass 100 credits and all core modules as identified in the programme.

In level 1, students are required to pass a minimum of 40 credits in Economics and 40 credits in Geography. The further 40 credits should be used to take further modules in one or both main subjects; and/or up to 20 credits in discovery modules.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG1031Local to Global: Geographies of a Changing World (Joint Honours)20 creditsSemester 1
GEOG1315People, Place and Politics (Joint Honours)20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1280Mathematical Economics
Pre-requisite for: LUBS2230 & LUBS2670
10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1295Economics and Global History10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1950Economic Theory and Applications 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ODLM1005Studying in a Digital Age (Environment)5 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students may choose to additionally register for:

GEOG1065Nature, Society and Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1290Economic Controversies10 creditsSemester 2

Students who have completed only GCSE Maths will be required to study the following modules.

LUBS1260Mathematics for Economics and Business 1
Pre-requisite for: LUBS2230 & LUBS2670
10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1270Statistics for Economics and Business 1
Pre-requisite for: LUBS2230 & LUBS2670
10 creditsSemester 2

Students who have completed A Level Maths without statistics modules one and two will be required to study the following module.

LUBS1270Statistics for Economics and Business 1
Pre-requisite for: LUBS2230 & LUBS2670
10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules in a third subject.


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 120 credits in Level 2.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:

- Economics: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 60 credits must be at level 3)
- Geography: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)

- Plus 20 credits in the named subjects and used to ensure that credits at the appropriate level for award are taken
- Plus 40 credits in elective modules or further modules in the named subjects.

In order to be eligible for an honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 2 and all 'pass for progression' modules to proceed to the next level of the programme.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG2561Research Methods: Ideas and Practice in Human Geography30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2570Introduction to Econometrics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 40 credits from the following optional modules:

HECN2010Introduction to Health Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2020From Study to Work10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2040Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2230Mathematics for Business and Economics 210 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2280Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Britain10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2300Explanation in Economics10 creditsNot running in 201718
LUBS2400The International Economic Environment10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2500Applied Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2590Labour Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2665Economics of Innovation10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2670Statistics for Business and Economics 210 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2675How to be a Successful Policy Economist10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2680Ethics and Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2010Transport Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2030Project Appraisal10 creditsSemester 2

If students are interested in studying Economics at postgraduate level, students are recommended to choose LUBS2230 and LUBS2670 which are often seen as pre-requisites for entry to postgradute courses in Economics at leading UK Universities.

Candidates will normally study between 20 and 40 credits from the following two lists of optional and discovery Geography modules:

-GEOG2041, GEOG2042 & GEOG2043 are mutually exclusive

GEOG2015Career Skills in Geography10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2020Political and Development Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2025Service analysis and planning20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2035Geographies of Economies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2041Helsinki: urban growth and sustainability20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2042Montpellier: urban and rural development20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2043Belgrade: urban and social geographies of a Balkan city20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2046The Making of the Modern City20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2055Citizenship and Identity: Comparative Perspectives20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2060Living within limits: natural resource management for sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NOTE 10-credit variants of some of the above Geography modules are available to students as discovery modules:

GEOG2038Geographies of Economies (international and discovery students)10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2051The Making of the Modern City: European and Colonial Capitals10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2052The Making of the Modern City: In Search of Utopia10 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2140Political and Development Geographies: The shaping of the world10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 30 credits of discovery modules at Level 2 or pursue additional optional modules in either Economics or Geography up to a total of 120 credits for the year.


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 120 credits in Level 3.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:

- Economics: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 60 credits must be at level 3)
- Geography: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)

- Plus 20 credits in the named subjects and used to ensure that credits at the appropriate level for award are taken.
- Plus 40 credits in elective modules or further modules in the named subjects.

In order to be eligible for an honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 3 and all 'pass for progression' modules to proceed to gain the degree.

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20-40 credits from the following final year project modules

GEOG3520Workplace Co-operative Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3530Geographers into Teaching: School Placements20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3600Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3601Dissertation (Concise)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3820Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3301Economics Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB GEOG3520 and GEOG3530 are mutually exclusive

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following optional Economics modules:

HECN3010Introduction to the Economic Evaluation of Health10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3005Advanced Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3010International Trade10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3011Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3150International Banking and Finance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3250Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3330Economic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3340Economics of Famines20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3365Environmental Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3370Applied Econometrics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3375Behavioural Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3430Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3435Public Enterprise and Regulation10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3505Advanced Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3560Global Economic Coordination and Governance10 creditsNot running in 201718
LUBS3570Current Topics in European Integration10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3580Economics of Labour-Managed Firms10 creditsNot running in 201718
LUBS3785The Economics of Unions10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3925The Political Economy of Work10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3930Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will normally study at least 40 credits from the following optional modules, with the exception of those who undertake a 40 credit Geography dissertation (GEOG3600) who will normally study at least 20 credits:

NOTE: students who wish to take GEOG3600 (above) and either GEOG3042, GEOG3046 or GEOG3550 as their only L3 Geography modules must secure the permission of the Geography JH Tutor or the Geography Director of Student Education before confirming their module choices.

GEOG3042Urban and Regional Development: A Case Study of Athens20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3046Global Cities: Buenos Aires20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG3085Contested Cities20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3121Creating Alternative Futures20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3140Advanced Population & Health Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3191Geocomputation and Location Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3290Geographies of Global Insecurities20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3550Global Cities: Miami20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3981Spaces of Migration and Encounter20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
TRAN3060Travel Activity and Social Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

-GEOG3042, GEOG3046 and GEOG3550 are mutually exclusive

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 22/05/2017

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