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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Geography

Programme code:BA-GEOGUCAS code:L700
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Stuart Hodkinson Contact address:s.n.hodkinson@leeds.ac.uk

Part time variant at level 1 is the Certificate in Human Geography. Upon successful completion of this candidates are allowed on to level 2 of the BA Geography programme.

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

AAA, preferably including an A in Geography, and excluding General Studies.

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

School of Geography

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Geography

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Geography

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

Royal Geographical Society

Programme specification:

The programme will:
i) enable students to use geographical methods to analyse the relationships between human societies, places and environments;
ii) enable students to reflect in a critical manner upon issues and concepts in human geography, both in the scholarly literature, and in real world contexts;
iii) enable students to develop skills in information technology, numeracy, fieldwork, and interpersonal and communication skills;
iv) prepare students for the world of work or for further study, and to develop an appreciation of the value of life-long learning and education to themselves and the wider community.


Year 1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG1021Local to Global: Geographies of a Changing World40 creditsSemester 1
GEOG1065Nature, Society and Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1310People, Place and Politics40 creditsSemester 2
ODLM1005Studying in a Digital Age (Environment)5 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates should study 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year 2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG2015Career Skills in Geography10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2561Research Methods: Ideas and Practice in Human Geography30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to take a minimum of 60 credits from the following optional modules (GEOG2041, GEOG2042 & GEOG2043 are mutualy exclusive):

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
TRAN2020Transport Land Use and Development10 creditsSemester 2
TRAN2041Transport, Energy and Environment10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2070Transport, Mobility and Safety10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 20 credits of discovery modules.

Discovery modules may be modules from other departments, physical geography or a further module from the list of optional modules for this programme.


Year 3 - View timetable

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

Candidates participating in a recognised exchange as part of the 4-year international programme will spend a year studying abroad between levels 2 and 3.

Candidates participating in a recognised industrial placement as part of the 4-year industrial programme will spend a year working between levels 2 and 3.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

GEOG3600Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to take a minimum 60 credits from the following optional modules.

- GEOG3520, GEOG3530 and GEOG3820 are mutually exclusive.
- GEOG3042, GEOG3046 and GEOG3550 are mutually exclusive

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
GEOG3180Management of Wilderness and Global Ecosystems20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3191Geocomputation and Location Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3290Geographies of Global Insecurities20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3440Environment, Conflict and Policy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3520Workplace Co-operative Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3530Geographers into Teaching: School Placements20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3550Global Cities: Miami20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3820Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3981Spaces of Migration and Encounter20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
TRAN3060Travel Activity and Social Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
TRAN3070Healthy Cities: Transport and Health10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

- Candidates may study 20 credits of discovery modules.
- Discovery modules may be modules from other departments or physical geography.

Last updated: 22/05/2017

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