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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Geography and Geology

Programme code:BS-GEOG&GLUCAS code:FF68
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Graeme Swindles Contact address:g.t.swindles@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

AAB, including Geography or equivalent, plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Maths or Physics.

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:

At the end of the programme students should:
1. demonstrate a broad multi-disciplinary knowledge of relationships and interdependencies between physical geography and geology, with particular attention to the study of earth surface processes, landscapes and sediments.
2. be able to apply techniques of data collection, mapping, analysis and interpretation relevant to physical geography and geology - these will include field interpretation and measurement, laboratory experimentation, and mathematical, statistical and GIS-based modelling.
3. demonstrate research skills, particularly as evident in the preparation of a dissertation or other substantial research project.
4. demonstrate a range of transferable skills, including the use of Information Technology, numeracy, communication and team work, investigation and critical analysis, creative thinking, and effective writing.
5. be able to apply both subject specific and generic skills to tasks related to the external workplace.


Year 1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG1081Data analysis and physical geography tutorials20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ODLM1005Studying in a Digital Age (Environment)5 creditsSemester 1
SOEE1570Geology 130 creditsSemester 1
SOEE1580Geology 230 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students must choose two of the following modules:

GEOG1040Dynamic Landscapes20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1045Living Planet20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1055Environmental Change: Past and Future20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year 2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SOEE2062Sedimentary Processes10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2096Advanced Fieldwork, Mapwork, and Study Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE2145Palaeoecology, Palaeobiology and Evolution
Pre-requisite for: SOEE3480; SOEE3091
10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students must choose one of the following modules:

GEOG2116Research project and skills in physical geography (geological mapping route)10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2117Research project and skills in physical geography (geography dissertation route)10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits from the following optional 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

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

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

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

SOEE1301Intermediate Mathematics for Environmental and Geophysical Scientists10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE1311Advanced Mathematics for Environmental and Geophysical Scientists10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2010Chemistry of the Earth
Pre-requisite for: SOEE3110
10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2050Deformation Processes10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2110Introductory Oceanography10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2460Contaminated Land Studies: Integrating Business Skills and Science in Consultancy10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2590Mineralogy and Petrology
Pre-requisite for: SOEE3040
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE2600Sedimentary Basins and Hydrocarbon Resources
Pre-requisite for: SOEE3500
10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2620Explosive Volcanism: Processes, deposits and resources10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2630Fundamentals of Geophysics10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2631Introduction to Geophysics10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2650GIS for Geoscientists10 creditsSemester 1



Year 3 - View timetable

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

Optional modules:

Route A
Geography leaning
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules: SOEE3060 & GEOG3600

GEOG3600Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE3060Advanced Sedimentology and its Applications10 creditsSemester 2

Route A
Geography leaning
Candidates will be required to study 20-40 credits from the following optional modules:

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

NOTE: GEOG3520, GEOG3530, GEOG3820, GEOG3062 and GEOG3069 are mutually exclusive - no one of these options can be the sole option chosen from the above list.
GEOG3877 and SOEE3110 are mutually exclusive.

Route A
Geography leaning
Candidates will be required to study 30-50 credits from the following optional modules:

SOEE2460Contaminated Land Studies: Integrating Business Skills and Science in Consultancy10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3040Easter Field Class (Geological Science)10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3092Applied Micropalaeontology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3110Earth System Science: Biogeochemical Cycles10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3135Engineering Geology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3171Volcanic Processes10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3281Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3470Plate Tectonics and Geodynamics10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3500Basin Dynamics and Petroleum Systems10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3720Environmental Geology in Northern Ireland10 creditsSemester 2

NOTE:
1) SOEE3040 and SOEE3720 are mutually exclusive - the latter is recommended as the most appropriate module for this programme.
2) Candidates may not repeat any modules previously taken at Level 2.
3) SOEE2590 is a pre-req for SOEE3040
4) GEOG3875 and SOEE3110 are mutually exclusive.

Route B
Geology leaning (non accredited)
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SOEE3060Advanced Sedimentology and its Applications10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3073Independent Field Projects (GS)40 creditsSemester 1

Route B
Geology leaning (non accredited)
Candidates will be required to study 40-60 credits from the following optional modules:

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

NOTE: GEOG3520, GEOG3530, GEOG3820, GEOG3062 and GEOG3069 are mutually exclusive.
GEOG3877 and SOEE3110 are mutually exclusive.

Route B
Geology leaning (non accredited)
Candidates will be required to study 10-30 credits from the following optional modules:

SOEE2460Contaminated Land Studies: Integrating Business Skills and Science in Consultancy10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3040Easter Field Class (Geological Science)10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3092Applied Micropalaeontology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3110Earth System Science: Biogeochemical Cycles10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3135Engineering Geology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3171Volcanic Processes10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3281Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3470Plate Tectonics and Geodynamics10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3500Basin Dynamics and Petroleum Systems10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3720Environmental Geology in Northern Ireland10 creditsSemester 2

NOTE:
1) SOEE3040 and SOEE3720 are mutually exclusive - the latter is recommended as the most appropriate module for this programme.
2) Candidates may not repeat any modules previously taken at Level 2.
3) SOEE2590 is a pre-req for SOEE3040
4) GEOG3875 and SOEE3110 are mutually exclusive.

Route C
Geology leaning (to be accredited by the Geological Society of London)
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SOEE3060Advanced Sedimentology and its Applications10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3073Independent Field Projects (GS)40 creditsSemester 1

Route C
Geology leaning (to be accredited by the Geological Society of London)
Candidates will be required to study EITHER of the following groups of modules:
(A) SOEE3135, SOEE3281 & one of the fieldtrip modules (SOEE3040 or SOEE3720)
NOTE: SOEE3040 & SOEE3720 are all mutually exclusive; only one of these modules can be taken.

SOEE3040Easter Field Class (Geological Science)10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3135Engineering Geology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3281Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3720Environmental Geology in Northern Ireland10 creditsSemester 2

NOTE: SOEE2590 is a pre-req for SOEE3040

Route C
Geology leaning (to be accredited by the Geological Society of London)

OR
(B) SOEE3560 & SOEE3500

SOEE3500Basin Dynamics and Petroleum Systems10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3560Field Class: Petroleum Reservoir Architectures10 creditsSemester 2

Route C
Geology leaning (to be accredited by the Geological Society of London)
Candidates will be required to study 0-10 credits from the following optional modules:

SOEE2460Contaminated Land Studies: Integrating Business Skills and Science in Consultancy10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3092Applied Micropalaeontology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3110Earth System Science: Biogeochemical Cycles10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3135Engineering Geology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3171Volcanic Processes10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3281Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3470Plate Tectonics and Geodynamics10 creditsSemester 1

NOTE: Candidates may not repeat any modules previously taken at Level 2.
GEOG3877 and SOEE3110 are mutually exclusive.

Route C
Geology leaning (to be accredited by the Geological Society of London)
Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules:

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

NOTE: GEOG3520, GEOG3530, GEOG3820, GEOG3062 and GEOG3069 are mutually exclusive.
GEOG3877 and SOEE3110 are mutually exclusive.

Last updated: 22/05/2017

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