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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Economics and Geography

Programme code:BA-ECON&GEOGUCAS code:LL17
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Myles Gould Contact address:m.i.gould@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- 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:

Programme specification:

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.

General
- 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

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

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.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG1450The Urban Age20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG1500Global Geopolitics, Migration and Uneven Development20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1285Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1B10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1295Economics and Global History10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1951Economic Theory and Applications30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students who have completed only GCSE Maths will be required to study the following module.

LUBS1275Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1A10 creditsSemester 1

Students may choose to additionally register for:

GEOG1000Planet Under Threat20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1400Digital Geographies20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG1550Population, Society and Space20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1290Economic Controversies10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules in a third subject.


Year2 - View timetable

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

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.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG2000Research Approaches in Human Geography20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2430Economics Research Methods10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will normally study between 10 and 40 credits from the following optional modules:

HECN2010Introduction to Health Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2020From Study to Work10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2040Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2230Mathematics for Business and Economics 210 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2280Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Britain10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2300Explanation in Economics10 creditsNot running in 201920
LUBS2400The International Economic Environment10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2401International Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2500Applied Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2570Introduction to Econometrics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2590Labour Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2665Economics of Innovation10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2670Statistics for Business and Economics 210 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2675How to be a Successful Policy Economist10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2680Ethics and Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2010Transport Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2030Project Appraisal10 creditsSemester 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

GEOG2015Career Skills in Geography10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2020Political and Development Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2035Geographies of Economies20 creditsSemester 1
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 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2055Citizenship and Identity: Comparative Perspectives20 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2060Living within limits: natural resource management for sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2100Planning Services for Changing Populations20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2150Social and Spatial Data Analysis with GIS10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2330Geographies of Protest and Resistance20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2470Sicily: Exploring the Migration Crisis20 creditsSemester 2

NOTE A semester 1, 10-credit variant of GEOG2020 is available (GEOG2140 is mutually exclusive with GEOG2020):

GEOG2140Political and Development Geographies: The shaping of the world10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of discovery modules at Level 2 and 3.


Year3 - View timetable

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

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.

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following final year project modules

GEOG3615Human Geography Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3303Economics Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 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:

HECN3010Introduction to the Economic Evaluation of Health10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3005Advanced Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3011Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3250Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3330Economic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3340Economics of Famines20 creditsNot running in 201920
LUBS3365Environmental Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3370Applied Econometrics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3375Behavioural Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3430Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3435Public Enterprise and Regulation10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3505Advanced Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3590International Economics: Integration and Governance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3785The Economics of Unions10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3925The Political Economy of Work10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3930Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy20 creditsSemesters 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.

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
GEOG3191Geocomputation and Location Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3290Geographies of Global Insecurities20 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
TRAN3061Travel Activity Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN3062Social Analysis and Social Psychology for Transport10 creditsSemester 2

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

Discovery modules:

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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