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2020/21 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 50 credits in Economics and 40 credits in Geography. The further 30 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 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS1285Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1B10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS1295Economics and Global History10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS1951Economic Theory and Applications30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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 (Sep to Jan)

Students must pick a minimum of 20 credits of Geography modules from this list; and then they may choose to register for additional modules:

GEOG1000Planet Under Threat20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG1400Digital Geographies20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG1500Global Geopolitics, Migration and Uneven Development20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG1550Population, Society and Space20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS1290Economic Controversies10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

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

HECN2010Introduction to Health Economics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2040Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2230Mathematics for Business and Economics 210 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2400The International Economic Environment10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS2430Economics Research Methods10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2575Statistics and Econometrics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS2590Labour Economics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2675How to be a Successful Policy Economist10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2680Ethics and Economics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN2010Transport Economics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN2030Project Appraisal10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Please note that LUBS2430 is a pre-req for the Economics dissertation (LUBS3303) and also HECN3010.

If students are interested in studying Economics at postgraduate level, students are recommended to choose LUBS2230 which is often seen as a pre-requisite 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:

GEOG2015Career Skills in Geography10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2020Political and Development Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2035Geographies of Economies20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG2046The Making of the Modern City20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG2055Citizenship and Identity: Comparative Perspectives20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG2060Living within limits: natural resource management for sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2100Planning Services for Changing Populations20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG2150Social and Spatial Data Analysis with GIS10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

NOTE 10-credit variants of GEOG2020 and GEOG2060 are available (GEOG2140 is mutually exclusive with GEOG2020 and GEOG2661 is mutually exclusive with GEOG2060):

GEOG2140Political and Development Geographies: The shaping of the world10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG2661Social Ecological Systems10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS3303Economics Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3005Advanced Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3250Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3330Economic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS3340Economics of Famines20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS3365Environmental Economics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3370Applied Econometrics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3375Behavioural Economics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3430Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3435Public Enterprise and Regulation10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3505Advanced Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3590International Economics: Integration and Governance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS3785The Economics of Unions10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3930Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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 GEOG3535, GEOG3510 or GEOG3070 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.

GEOG3005Retail Location Planning20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG3070Sicily Virtual Fieldtrip: Exploring the Migration Crisis20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG3085Contested Cities20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG3121Creating Alternative Futures20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG3140Advanced Population & Health Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3195Geocomputation and Spatial Analysis20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG3290Geographies of Global Insecurities20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3291Geographies of Global Insecurities: New Dynamics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG3510Professional Development Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3535School and Educational Placements20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3981Spaces of Migration and Encounter20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3982Spaces of Migration and Encounter: Concepts and Contemporary Experiences10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN3061Travel Activity Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN3062Social Analysis and Social Psychology for Transport10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

-GEOG3535 and GEOG3510 are mutually exclusive
-GEOG3290 and GEOG3291 are mutually exclusive
-GEOG3981 and GEOG3982 are mutually exclusive

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of discovery modules over both level 2 and 3.

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