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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Geography with Transport Studies

Programme code:BA-GEOG/TSUCAS code:L7N9
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Stuart Hodkinson Contact address:s.n.hodkinson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

Normally 3 A level passes (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:

Programme specification:

The aims of the BA in Geography with Transport Studies are to provide students with:

1) An opportunity to study the discipline of human geography and to focus on transport planning in more detail as they progress through the programme.
2) A balanced curriculum which enables the acquisition of a range of practical, computational, research and problem solving skills as well as the development of factual and conceptual knowledge of human geography and transport planning.
3) A structured sequence of compulsory, optional and discovery modules with an appropriate combination of teaching, learning and assessment methods, providing a clear progression from one level to the next.
4) An environment in which they can achieve their full potential in terms of the development of communication and presentation capabilities that are relevant to a wide range of career opportunities.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates must take the following compulsory modules:

GEOG1400Digital Geographies20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG1450The Urban Age20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG1500Global Geopolitics, Migration and Uneven Development20 creditsSemester 1
GEOG1550Population, Society and Space20 creditsSemester 1
TRAN1011Challenges in Transport and Mobility10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN1021Transport Policy in Action10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

GEOG1000Planet Under Threat20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

If students do not take GEOG1000 then they are permitted to take 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates must take the following compulsory modules:

GEOG2000Research Approaches in Human Geography20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2150Social and Spatial Data Analysis with GIS10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2063Key Challenges in Transport and Society10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2064Exploring Transport and Society10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to take a minimum of 50 credits from the following optional modules:

- At least 20 credits must be taken from GEOG modules (not including GEOG2041, GEOG2042, GEOG2043 or GEOG2470).
- At least 20 credits must be taken from TRAN modules.
- GEOG2041, GEOG2042, GEOG2043 & GEOG2470 are mutually exclusive
Candidates are advised to balance their module credits equally across both semesters.

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
GEOG2330Geographies of Protest and Resistance20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG2470Sicily: Exploring the Migration Crisis20 creditsSemester 2
TRAN2010Transport Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2020Transport Land Use and Development10 creditsSemester 2
TRAN2030Project Appraisal10 creditsSemester 2
TRAN2041Transport, Energy and Environment10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2070Transport, Mobility and Safety10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take up to 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Candidates participating in a recognised exchange as part of the 4-year international programme will spend a year studying abroad between levels 2 and 3.

Candidates participating in a recognised industrial placement as part of the 4-year industrial programme will spend a year working between levels 2 and 3.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates must take the following compulsory module:

GEOG3615Human Geography Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
TRAN3061Travel Activity Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN3062Social Analysis and Social Psychology for Transport10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates should take 40 - 60 credits from the following list of modules:

- Up to 60 credits from below list, of which at least 20 must be GEOG classroom based (i.e. not field trip modules or GEOG3520, GEOG3530 or GEOG3820) and 10 must be TRAN.

- GEOG3520, GEOG3530 and GEOG3820 are mutuallly exclusive.
- GEOG3042, GEOG3046 and GEOG3550 are mutually exclusive

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
GEOG3180Management of Wilderness and Global Ecosystems20 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
PIED3702Introduction to Programming for Social Science20 creditsSemester 2
TRAN3031Public Transport Policy and Practice10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN3041Freight Transport, Logistics and the Environment10 creditsSemester 2
TRAN3052Case Studies in Sustainable Transport10 creditsSemester 2
TRAN3070Healthy Cities: Transport and Health10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take up to 20 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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