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BA Geography and History

Programme code:BA-GEOG&HISTUCAS code:VL17
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Will Jackson Contact address:w.jackson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

- AAB at A-level, including grade A in both Geography and History, plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C. General Studies is not accepted.
- International Baccalaureate: 36 points overall, including 17 at the Higher Level and a minimum of 6 in Geography and History at Higher Level.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of History

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Joint Honours

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 in total.
These 120 credits will comprise any compulsory modules stated as well as a mix of Optional and/or Discovery modules modules as required by the rules of the programme.

At level 1, students are required to pass a minimum of 40 credits in each of their two main subjects. The further 40 credits may consist of elective modules in a third subject or further modules in one or both main subjects. Students must pass 100 credits and all core modules as identified in the programme.

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
HIST1055Historiography and Historical Skills20 creditsSemester 1
HIST1300Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary study20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students may choose to additionally register for:

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

Students may choose from the following modules:

HIST1045Empire and Aftermath: The Mediterranean World from the Second to the Eighth Centuries20 creditsSemester 2
HIST1060Faith, Knowledge and Power, 1500-175020 creditsSemester 1
HIST1090Medieval and Renaissance Europe20 creditsSemester 1
HIST1210The Modern World20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of discovery modules in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


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 take:

- Geography: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- History: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 60 credits must be at level 3)

The remaining 80 credits can 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 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:

GEOG2000Research Approaches in Human Geography20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2150Social and Spatial Data Analysis with GIS10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students should normally choose 10-40 credits from the following Geography optional modules.



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
GEOG2140Political and Development Geographies: The shaping of the world10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG2330Geographies of Protest and Resistance20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2470Sicily: Exploring the Migration Crisis20 creditsSemester 2

Please note :
GEOG2140 is mutually exclusive with GEOG2020
GEOG2038 is mutually exclusive with GEOG2035
GEOG2051 is mutually exclusive with GEOG2046
GEOG2052 is mutually exclusive with GEOG2052

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following History option modules, including at least one module from each group. These MUST be taken in different semesters.

GROUP A

Candidates are required to study 20 credits from the list below:

HIST2005Rule and Reform under Charlemagne and his Successors, 768-98720 creditsSemester 1
HIST2006Small Change and Big Changes: Money and Power in Europe, 284-100020 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST2030The Crusades and the Crusader States in the 12th Century20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2031The Crusades and Medieval Christendom20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2065The Tudors: Princes, Politics, and Piety, 1485-160320 creditsSemester 1
HIST2073Most Christian Kings: France, 1515-171520 creditsSemester 2
HIST2080Voices of the People: Speech, Language and Oral Culture in Early Modern Europe20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2110The Cult of Saints in Medieval Europe c.400-c.150020 creditsSemester 2
HIST2112Jewish Communities in Medieval Europe20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2115Charles the Great to Alfred the Great: Franks, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in the Ninth Century20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2117Conquerors and Conquered: England, 1000-113520 creditsSemester 2
HIST2135Britain and the Industrial Revolution20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2170Patient Voices: Medicine and Healthcare in the Middle Ages20 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST2220The Body, Disease and Society in Europe, 1500-175020 creditsSemester 2
HIST2305Mughals, Merchants and Mercenaries: 'Company Raj' in India 1600-185720 creditsSemester 1
HIST2308Life and Death in British India, 1690-187120 creditsSemester 1
HIST2433The Global Caribbean, 1756-184820 creditsSemester 1
MEDV2085Medieval Narratives in the Modern World: Nationalism, Terrorism, Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 2

GROUP B

Candidates are required to take 20 credits from the list below:

HIST2077Colonial Encounters: France and its Empire, 1830-194520 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST2079The Republic in Crisis: Conflict and Identity in France since 187020 creditsSemester 1
HIST2100Victorian England: Old England and Industrial Society 1837-186520 creditsSemester 1
HIST2101Victorian England: Aristocracy and Democracy, 1865-190120 creditsSemester 2
HIST2140Imperial Germany 1871-191820 creditsSemester 1
HIST2152Spain, 1898-1936: Disaster, Reaction and Reform20 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST229020th Century Britain: The Burdens of Conflict 1900-194520 creditsSemester 1
HIST229120th Century Britain: Progress and Uncertainty 1945-199020 creditsSemester 2
HIST2301The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, 1921-199320 creditsSemester 2
HIST2309Communist Eastern Europe, 1945-8920 creditsSemester 2
HIST2310Russia under the Romanovs, 1812-191720 creditsSemester 1
HIST2320The Lucky Country? The Social History of Australia in the Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2353America and the Sixties20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2420Nationalism, Colonialism and 'Religious Violence' in India, 1857-194720 creditsSemester 2
HIST2430The History of Africa since 190020 creditsSemester 1
HIST2432Lost Colonists: Failure and the Family in Southern Africa, 1880-193920 creditsSemester 1
HIST2435The Popular Caribbean: A History20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2441Race, Gender and Cultural Protest in the US since 186520 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST2442Black Politics from Emancipation to Obama20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2645The Rise of Modern Japan: From the Meiji Restoration to the Present Day20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2653American Business History20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2654Global Business History20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2658Mao Zedong and Modern China, 1949-Present20 creditsSemester 1

The following modules offer you the chance to explore the diversity of approaches to the study of the past. Some of the modules give you the chance to research and practise History in collaboration with others, both within and outside the University.

These modules are excellent preparation for the final year dissertation.

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2505Archive Intelligence: Unlocking the Archive20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2540History Students in Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2557Thinking about History20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2560History on the High Street20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2565Histories of Black Britain20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students cannot take level 3 modules at level 2. Students are only permitted to take a maximum of 20 credits below their year of study at levels 2 and 3, with the exception of skills discovery modules.

Discovery modules:


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 take:

- Geography: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- History: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 60 credits must be at level 3)

The remaining 80 credits can 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.

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 core modules to proceed to gain the degree.

Optional modules:

Depending on their choice of final year project candidates will normally study 20-60 credits from the following optional modules.

Please note that student who wish to take GEOG3600 and either GEOG3042 or GEOG3550 as their only level 3 Geography modules must secure the permission of the Geography Joint Honours Tutor or the Geography Director of Student Educaton before confirming their module choices.

Candidates will normally study 40-60 credits from the following optional modules:

GEOG3042Urban and Regional Development: A Case Study of Athens20 creditsSemesters 1 & 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
GEOG3550Global Cities: Miami20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3981Spaces of Migration and Encounter20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Please note that GEOG3042 and GEOG3550 are mutually exclusive.

Candidates will be required to study 20-40 credits from the following final year project modules:

GEOG3520Workplace Co-operative Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3530Geographers into Teaching: School Placements20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3601Dissertation (Concise)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3615Human Geography Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3820Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3430History Long Essay20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3500History Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Note: GEOG320 and GEOG3530 are mutually exclusive

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

HIST3001Conquest, Convivencia and Conflict: Christian and Muslim Spain, 711-121240 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3002Back to School in the Middle Ages: Schools, Teachers and Pupils in north-western Europe 700-120040 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3220Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3235Dividing India: The Road to Democracy in South Asia, 1939-195240 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3260Tradition and Modernity in Colonial Africa: Uganda's Kingdoms 1862-196440 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3270The Third Reich, 1933-194540 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3302Ordinary People: The Everyday Lives of Men, Women and Children in Britain, c. 1920s-50s40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3315Citizens of the World: British Merchants in the Long Eighteenth Century40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3330Europe in an Age of Total Warfare40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3362American Consumer Society in Historical Perspective40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3382The Cultural History of Venice, 1509-179740 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3390The Soviet Sixties: Politics and Society in the USSR, 1953-196840 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3391De Tocqueville and the Democratic Regime40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3395The Troubles: The Northern Ireland Conflict, 1968-Present40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3590White Africans: Intimacy, Race and Power40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3650Stalin and Stalinism40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3665France and Algeria from 1830 to the Present40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3687The Later Elizabethan Age: Politics and Empire40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3695The Korean War40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3740Alliance Without Backbone: Germany, its Allies and Satellites Before and During World War Two40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3745Secret Service: The World of British Intelligence40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3746War on Tribe or War on Terror? Historicizing Afghanistan and Pakistan40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3785Europe on the Move: Refugees and Resettlement, 1919-5940 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST3888The Global Vietnam War40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

The following modules offer you the chance to explore the diversity of approaches to the study of the past. Some of the modules give you the chance to research and practise History in collaboration with others, both within and outside the University. Students are permitted to take a maximum of 20 credits below their year of study at level 3.

HIST2505Archive Intelligence: Unlocking the Archive20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2540History Students in Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST2557Thinking about History20 creditsSemester 1
HIST2560History on the High Street20 creditsSemester 2
HIST2565Histories of Black Britain20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates may study 20 credits from the following list of option modules, depending on the choice of Final Year Project. Candidates must study 60 credits of History at level 3.

HIST3450American History, American Historians20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3453The Body in Australian History, 1788-200720 creditsSemester 1
HIST3455Consumer Society in Historical Perspective20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3493War, Regicide and Republic: England, 1642-166020 creditsSemester 2
HIST3510Pastors and Prelates: Bishops in England, France and Germany, 950-110020 creditsSemester 1
HIST3515The Baltic Crusades: The Conquest and Conversion of North-Eastern Europe, 1180-141020 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3689Order and Disorder in Early Modern France: Understanding the French Wars of Religion20 creditsSemester 2
HIST3723Apartheid in South Africa: Origins, Impact and Legacy20 creditsSemester 2
HIST3728The Breaking of Contemporary Britain: Challenges from the Post-War Period20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3732Men and Masculinity in Britain, c.1860-1960: War, Work and Home20 creditsSemester 2
HIST3734Missionaries, Abolitionists and Colonial Philanthropists: Evangelical Attitudes to Empire, 1765-186520 creditsSemester 1
HIST3735Crime and Punishment in Colonial Southern Asia20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3737Afterlives of Empire: A History of the Present20 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST3738The Hungry Empire: Indian Commodities That Built Britain's Global Empire, c.1750s-193020 creditsSemester 2
HIST3880'Parasites' and 'Cockroaches': Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide in the Modern World20 creditsSemester 1
HIST3887Changing Enemies: Germany Occupied and Divided, 1945-5520 creditsSemester 2
HIST3900The Soviet Union in World Politics, 1917-199120 creditsSemester 2
HIST3999Doomed to Failure? European Great Power Politics from Bismarck to the Outbreak of World War I20 creditsSemester 2
MEDV3411Medieval Women Mystics: Visionaries, Saints and Heretics20 creditsSemester 1

Students are only permitted to take a maximum of 20 credits below their year of study at levels 2 and 3, with the exception of skills discovery modules which may be taken at any level.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 60 credits of discovery modules over levels 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

Last updated: 04/09/2019

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