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BSc Geography

Programme code:BS-GEOGUCAS code:F800
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Graeme Swindles Contact address:g.t.swindles@leeds.ac.uk

Part Time students will take the same array of compulsory, optional and elective modules as Full Time students. The order in which they are studied will be by agreement between the student, the School of Geography and the parent department.

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

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:

Geography

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

Royal Geographical Society

Programme specification:

The distinctiveness of the BSc Geography programme is that it will allow students to:

1. investigate and to inter-relate core components of the earth surface system, at present and in the immediate past;
2. explore, to analyse and to synthesise the complex and reciprocal relationships between the physical components of the earth, the environment, landscape and human society;
3. understand, to explain and to challenge the implications of (1) and (2) for both policy and practice;
4. develop specific skills in relation to data acquisition, analysis and interpretation in relation to geography in general and physical/environmental geography in particular;
5. develop transferable skills in relation to Information Technology and numeracy; fieldwork; laboratory methods; communication and teamwork; critical analysis; creative thinking; and writing; and
6. prepare students for; life-long learning, study and enquiry; for future careers; and for disseminating the value of a geography education to the wider world.


Year 1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

GEOG1040Dynamic Landscapes20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1045Living Planet20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1055Environmental Change: Past and Future20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1065Nature, Society and Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1081Data analysis and physical geography tutorials20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ODLM1005Studying in a Digital Age (Environment)5 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

SOEE1485Mathematics for Earth, Environmental and Geographical Scientists10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

- Candidates should study 10-20 credits worth of discovery modules (10 credits if they have taken SOEE1485, 20 credits if they have not).


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
GEOG2095Skills for Physical Geographers40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 50-70 credits from the following lists of optional Geography modules:

Subset A
BSc Geography candidates must take one of the follwoing field trip modules:

GEOG2006The dynamic environment of the European Alps10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2007The Dynamic Environment of Mallorca10 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2008The dynamic environment of the Western Algarve10 creditsSemester 2

Subset B
BSc Geography candidates should take at least 40 credits from the following list:

GEOG2060Living within limits: natural resource management for sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2080Earth Surface Processes20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2085Ecosystems: process, pattern, and change20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2090Climate Systems20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take up to 20 credits of discovery modules.

Discovery modules may be modules from other departments or human geography.


Year 3 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

GEOG3600Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

- Candidates will be required to study 60-80 credits from the following optional modules.
- Please note that GEOG3520, GEOG3530 and GEOG3820 are mutually exclusive.
- GEOG3062 and GEOG3069 are mutually exclusive and may be taken with one of the above modules with permission.

GEOG3062New Zealand Field Trip20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3065Water Science & Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3069Costa Rica Field Trip20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3121Creating Alternative Futures20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3180Management of Wilderness and Global Ecosystems20 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
GEOG3669The Cryosphere20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3690Tropical forests and sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3711Hydrological Monitoring and Modelling20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3820Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3877Global Environmental Cycles20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3895Timescales of Global Change20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 22/05/2017

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