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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Geography with Transport Studies

Programme code:BA-GEOG/TSUCAS code:L7N9
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Stuart Hodkinson Contact address:s.n.hodkinson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

Normally 3 A level passes (AAB) preferably including 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:

Programme specification:

The aims of the BA in Geography with Transport are to provide students with:

1) An opportunity to study the discipline of human geography and to focus on transport planning in more detail as they progress through the programme.
2) A balanced curriculum which enables the acquisition of a range of practical, computational, research and problem solving skills as well as the development of factual and conceptual knowledge of human geography and transport planning.
3) A structured sequence of compulsory, optional and elective modules with an appropriate combination of teaching, learning and assessment methods, providing a clear progression from one level to the next.
4) An environment in which they can achieve their full potential in terms of the development of communication and presentation capabilities that are relevant to a wide range of career opportunities.


Year 1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates must take the following compulsory modules:

GEOG1021Local to Global: Geographies of a Changing World40 creditsSemester 1
GEOG1310People, Place and Politics40 creditsSemester 2
ODLM1005Studying in a Digital Age (Environment)5 creditsSemester 1
TRAN1040Global to Local: Challenges in Transport and Mobility20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

GEOG1065Nature, Society and Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

If students do not take GEOG1065 then they are permitted to take 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year 2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates must take the following compulsory modules:

GEOG2561Research Methods: Ideas and Practice in Human Geography30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
TRAN2062Transport and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to take a minimum of 50 credits from the following optional modules:

- At least 20 credits must be taken from GEOG modules (not including GEOG2041, GEOG2042 or GEOG2043).
- At least 20 credits must be taken from TRAN modules.
- GEOG2041, GEOG2042 & GEOG2043 are mutually exclusive
Candidates are advised to balance their module credits equally across both semesters.

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
TRAN2010Transport Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2020Transport Land Use and Development10 creditsSemester 2
TRAN2030Project Appraisal10 creditsSemester 2
TRAN2041Transport, Energy and Environment10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2070Transport, Mobility and Safety10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take up to 20 credits of discovery modules.


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 must take the following compulsory module:

GEOG3600Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
TRAN3060Travel Activity and Social Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates should take 40 - 60 credits from the following list of modules:

- Up to 60 credits from below list, of which at least 20 must be GEOG classroom based (i.e. not field trip modules or GEOG3520, GEOG3530 or GEOG3820) and 10 must be TRAN.

- GEOG3520, GEOG3530 and GEOG3820 are mutuallly 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
TRAN3031Public Transport Policy and Practice10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN3040Physical Distribution and Logistics10 creditsSemester 2
TRAN3052Case Studies in Sustainable Transport10 creditsSemester 2
TRAN3070Healthy Cities: Transport and Health10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take up to 20 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 22/05/2017

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