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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Geography with Environmental Mathematics

Programme code:BS-GEOG/EMUCAS code:FG80
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Prof Andy Baird Contact address:a.j.baird@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

AAB at A-level, to include A-level Maths

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:

QAA Subject Benchmark Statement: Geography Dec-2014

Programme specification:

The programme will offer what is already offered in the BSc Geography programme; namely, it will allow students to

1. investigate and inter-relate contemporary and past key components of the earth surface system;

2. explore, analyse and synthesise the complex and reciprocal relationships between the physical components of the earth, the environment, landscape and human society;

3. understand, explain and challenge the implications of (1) and (2) for both policy and practice;

4. develop specific skills in relation to data acquisition, analysis and interpretation in relation to geography in general and physical/environmental geography in particular;

5. develop transferable skills in relation to information technology and numeracy; fieldwork; laboratory methods; communication and teamwork; critical analysis; creative thinking; and writing; and

6. prepare students for; life-long learning, study and enquiry; for future careers; and for disseminating the value of a geography education to the wider world.

In addition, the maths component will provide students with a deeper and more formal understanding of (1) and skills that will complement those already in (4) and (5). It will also help students appreciate:

7. the importance of models or simulators of aspects of the earth surface system.


Year1 - View timetable

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


Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG1040Dynamic Landscapes20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1045Living Planet20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1055Environmental Change: Past and Future20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1081Data analysis and physical geography tutorials20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE1302Advanced Mathematics 110 creditsSemester 1
SOEE1312Advanced Mathematics 210 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

GEOG1000Planet Under Threat20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Students who do not take GEOG1000 may take 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

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

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:


Compulsory modules:

GEOG2015Career Skills in Geography10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2117Research project and skills in physical geography (geography dissertation route)10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE2041Advanced Mathematics 310 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2661Advanced Mathematics 410 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2710Data Analysis and Visualisation for Environmental Applications10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

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

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules


Year3 - View timetable

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

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:


Compulsory modules:

GEOG3020Numerical Methods and Statistics10 creditsSemester 1
GEOG3605Physical Geography Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

- Please note that GEOG 3520, GEOG3530 and GEOG 3820 are mutually exclusive.

- GEOG3062 and GEOG3069 are mutually exclusive and may be taken with one of the above modules with permission.

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
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

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits of discovery modules

Last updated: 15/05/2019

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