2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue
BA Economics and Geography
|Programme code:||BA-ECON&GEOG||UCAS code:||LL17|
|Duration:||3 Years||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Myles Gould||Contact address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Total credits: 360
- Grades AAA at A Level preferably including Geography, 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:
Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:
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.
- 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.
Year1 - View timetable
Students must study 120 credits.
Students must pass 100 credits and all 'pass for progression' 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.
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|GEOG1450||The Urban Age||20 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG1500||Global Geopolitics, Migration and Uneven Development||20 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS1285||Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1B||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS1295||Economics and Global History||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS1951||Economic Theory and Applications||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
Students who have completed only GCSE Maths will be required to study the following module.
|LUBS1275||Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1A||10 credits||Semester 1|
Students may choose to additionally register for:
|GEOG1000||Planet Under Threat||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG1400||Digital Geographies||20 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG1550||Population, Society and Space||20 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS1290||Economic Controversies||10 credits||Semester 1|
Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules in a third subject.
Year2 - View timetable
Students must study 120 credits in Level 2.
Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:
- Economics: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits at both Level 2 & Level 3) - Geography: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits at both Level 2 & Level 3)
- The remaining 80 credits must be used to ensure that a sufficient total of credits at the appropriate level for award are taken; by taking further modules in the named subjects, or by taking up to 40 credits of discovery modules.
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.
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|GEOG2000||Research Approaches in Human Geography||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|LUBS2140||Intermediate Microeconomics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2430||Economics Research Methods||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2610||Intermediate Macroeconomics||10 credits||Semester 1|
Candidates will normally study between 10 and 40 credits from the following optional modules:
|HECN2010||Introduction to Health Economics||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS2020||From Study to Work||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS2040||Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS2050||Industrial Economics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2230||Mathematics for Business and Economics 2||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2280||Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Britain||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2300||Explanation in Economics||10 credits||Not running in 201920|
|LUBS2400||The International Economic Environment||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS2401||International Economics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2420||Business Economics||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS2500||Applied Economics||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS2570||Introduction to Econometrics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2590||Labour Economics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2665||Economics of Innovation||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2670||Statistics for Business and Economics 2||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS2675||How to be a Successful Policy Economist||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS2680||Ethics and Economics||10 credits||Semester 1|
|TRAN2010||Transport Economics||10 credits||Semester 1|
|TRAN2030||Project Appraisal||10 credits||Semester 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 postgraduate courses in Economics at leading UK Universities.
Depending on the research training modules selected candidates will normally study between 20 and 40 credits from the following lists of optional Geography modules:
-GEOG2041, GEOG2042, GEOG2043 and GEOG2470 are mutually exclusive
|GEOG2015||Career Skills in Geography||10 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG2020||Political and Development Geographies||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG2035||Geographies of Economies||20 credits||Semester 1|
|GEOG2041||Helsinki: urban growth and sustainability||20 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG2042||Montpellier: urban and rural development||20 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG2043||Belgrade: urban and social geographies of a Balkan city||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG2046||The Making of the Modern City||20 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG2055||Citizenship and Identity: Comparative Perspectives||20 credits||Semester 1|
|GEOG2060||Living within limits: natural resource management for sustainable development||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG2100||Planning Services for Changing Populations||20 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG2150||Social and Spatial Data Analysis with GIS||10 credits||Semester 1|
|GEOG2330||Geographies of Protest and Resistance||20 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG2470||Sicily: Exploring the Migration Crisis||20 credits||Semester 2|
NOTE A semester 1, 10-credit variant of GEOG2020 is available (GEOG2140 is mutually exclusive with GEOG2020):
|GEOG2140||Political and Development Geographies: The shaping of the world||10 credits||Semester 1|
Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of discovery modules at Level 2 and 3.
Year3 - View timetable
Students must study 120 credits in Level 3.
Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:
- Economics: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- Geography: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- The remaining 80 credits must be used to ensure that a sufficient total of credits at the appropriate level for award are taken by taking further modules in the named subjects, or by taking up to 40 credits of discovery modules.
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.
Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following final year project modules
|GEOG3615||Human Geography Dissertation||40 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|LUBS3303||Economics Dissertation||40 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
Candidates will normally study at least 40 credits from the following optional Economics modules, with the exception of those who undertake a 40 credit Economics dissertation (LUBS3303) who will normally study at least 20 credits:
|HECN3010||Introduction to the Economic Evaluation of Health||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS3005||Advanced Microeconomics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS3011||Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS3250||Transnational Corporations in the World Economy||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS3330||Economic Development||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|LUBS3340||Economics of Famines||20 credits||Not running in 201920|
|LUBS3365||Environmental Economics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS3370||Applied Econometrics||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS3375||Behavioural Economics||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS3430||Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS3435||Public Enterprise and Regulation||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS3505||Advanced Macroeconomics||10 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS3590||International Economics: Integration and Governance||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|LUBS3785||The Economics of Unions||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS3925||The Political Economy of Work||10 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS3930||Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy||20 credits||Semesters 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 (GEOG3615) who will normally study at least 20 credits:
NOTE: students who wish to take GEOG3615 (above) and either GEOG3520, GEOG3530, GEOG3820, 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.
|GEOG3042||Urban and Regional Development: A Case Study of Athens||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3046||Global Cities: Buenos Aires||20 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG3085||Contested Cities||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3121||Creating Alternative Futures||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3140||Advanced Population & Health Geographies||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3191||Geocomputation and Location Analysis||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3290||Geographies of Global Insecurities||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3520||Workplace Co-operative Project||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3530||Geographers into Teaching: School Placements||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3550||Global Cities: Miami||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3820||Research Placement||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG3981||Spaces of Migration and Encounter||20 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|TRAN3061||Travel Activity Analysis||10 credits||Semester 1|
|TRAN3062||Social Analysis and Social Psychology for Transport||10 credits||Semester 2|
-GEOG3042, GEOG3046 and GEOG3550 are mutually exclusive
-GEOG3520 and GEOG3530 are mutually exclusive
Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of discovery modules over both level 2 and 3.
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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