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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Geography and Geology

Programme code:BS-GEOG&GLUCAS code:FF68
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Julie Peacock Contact address:j.peacock@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

AAB, preferably including Geography, plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Maths or Physics.

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:

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

Geological Society of London (only pathway 2 - Geology leaning, is accredited)

Programme specification:

At the end of the programme students should:
1. demonstrate a broad multi-disciplinary knowledge of relationships and interdependencies between physical geography and geology, with particular attention to the study of earth surface processes, landscapes and sediments.
2. be able to apply techniques of data collection, mapping, analysis and interpretation relevant to physical geography and geology - these will include field interpretation and measurement, laboratory experimentation, and mathematical, statistical and GIS-based modelling.
3. demonstrate research skills, particularly as evident in the preparation of a dissertation or other substantial research project.
4. demonstrate a range of transferable skills, including the use of Information Technology, numeracy, communication and team work, investigation and critical analysis, creative thinking, and effective writing.
5. be able to apply both subject specific and generic skills to tasks related to the external workplace.


Year1 - View timetable

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Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG1081Data analysis and physical geography tutorials20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE1620The Rock Cycle20 creditsSemester 1
SOEE1640Earth Through Time20 creditsSemester 2
SOEE16803D Earth20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students must choose two of the following modules:

GEOG1040Dynamic Landscapes20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1045Living Planet20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG1055Environmental Change: Past and Future20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year2 - View timetable

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Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG2012The Dynamic Environment of the UK10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2062Sedimentary Processes10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2096Advanced Fieldwork, Mapwork, and Study Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE2145Palaeoecology, Palaeobiology and Evolution10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students must choose one of the following modules:

GEOG2116Research project and skills in physical geography (geological mapping route)10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2117Research project and skills in physical geography (geography dissertation route)10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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

GEOG2080Earth Surface Processes20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2085Ecosystems: process, pattern, and change20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG2090Climate Systems20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following optional modules:

SOEE2010Chemistry of the Earth10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2110Introductory Oceanography10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2205Contaminated Environments20 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2590Mineralogy and Petrology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE2601Sedimentary Basins and their Geo-Resources10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2620Explosive Volcanism: Processes, deposits and resources10 creditsNot running in 202021

-please note that SOEE2205 cannot be taken without a good grounding in chemistry (so students must either have A level chemistry or have taken SOEE1135 in level 1).


Year3 - View timetable

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Optional modules:

Pathway 1
Physical Geography leaning
Students must have taken GEOG2117 at level 2. Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG3605Physical Geography Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE3060Advanced Sedimentology and its Applications10 creditsSemester 2

Pathway 1
Physical Geography leaning
Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules (students must also choose ONE fieldtrip module from GEOG3064, SOEE3040 or SOEE3560):

GEOG3064Field Research Project20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG3065Water Science & Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3510Professional Development Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3535School and Educational Placements20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3669The Cryosphere20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3690Tropical forests and sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NOTE: GEOG3535 and GEOG3510 are mutually exclusive and students are not permitted to take more than one of these modules.
Also, GEOG3064, SOEE3040 and SOEE3560 are mutually exclusive.

Pathway 1
Physical Geography leaning
Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

SOEE3040Easter Field Class (Geological Science)10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3135Engineering Geology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3171Volcanic Processes10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3282Groundwater10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3480Past Global Environmental Systems10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3560Field Class: Petroleum Reservoir Architectures10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3610Oceanography in the Earth System10 creditsSemester 1

Pathway 2
Geology leaning (accredited by the Geological Society of London)
Students must have taken GEOG2116 at level 2. Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SOEE3060Advanced Sedimentology and its Applications10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3073Independent Field Projects (GS)40 creditsSemester 1

Pathway 2
Geology leaning (accredited by the Geological Society of London)
Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules (students must also choose ONE fieldtrip module from GEOG3064, SOEE3040 or SOEE3560):

SOEE3040Easter Field Class (Geological Science)10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3135Engineering Geology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3171Volcanic Processes10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3282Groundwater10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3480Past Global Environmental Systems10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3560Field Class: Petroleum Reservoir Architectures10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3610Oceanography in the Earth System10 creditsSemester 1

NOTE: GEOG3064, SOEE3040 and SOEE3560 are mutually exclusive.

Pathway 2
Geology leaning (accredited by the Geological Society of London)
Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules:

GEOG3064Field Research Project20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG3065Water Science & Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3510Professional Development Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3535School and Educational Placements20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3669The Cryosphere20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3690Tropical forests and sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NOTE: GEOG3535 and GEOG3510 are mutually exclusive.

Optional modules:

Pathway 1
Physical Geography leaning
Students must have taken GEOG2117 at level 2. Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG3605Physical Geography Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE3060Advanced Sedimentology and its Applications10 creditsSemester 2

Pathway 1
Physical Geography leaning
Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules (students must also choose ONE fieldtrip module from GEOG3064, SOEE3040 or SOEE3560):

GEOG3064Field Research Project20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG3065Water Science & Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3510Professional Development Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3535School and Educational Placements20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3669The Cryosphere20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3690Tropical forests and sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NOTE: GEOG3535 and GEOG3510 are mutually exclusive and students are not permitted to take more than one of these modules.
Also, GEOG3064, SOEE3040 and SOEE3560 are mutually exclusive.

Pathway 1
Physical Geography leaning
Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

SOEE3040Easter Field Class (Geological Science)10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3135Engineering Geology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3171Volcanic Processes10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3282Groundwater10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3480Past Global Environmental Systems10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3560Field Class: Petroleum Reservoir Architectures10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3610Oceanography in the Earth System10 creditsSemester 1

Pathway 2
Geology leaning (accredited by the Geological Society of London)
Students must have taken GEOG2116 at level 2. Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SOEE3060Advanced Sedimentology and its Applications10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3073Independent Field Projects (GS)40 creditsSemester 1

Pathway 2
Geology leaning (accredited by the Geological Society of London)
Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules (students must also choose ONE fieldtrip module from GEOG3064, SOEE3040 or SOEE3560):

SOEE3040Easter Field Class (Geological Science)10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3135Engineering Geology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3171Volcanic Processes10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3282Groundwater10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3480Past Global Environmental Systems10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3560Field Class: Petroleum Reservoir Architectures10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3610Oceanography in the Earth System10 creditsSemester 1

NOTE: GEOG3064, SOEE3040 and SOEE3560 are mutually exclusive.

Pathway 2
Geology leaning (accredited by the Geological Society of London)
Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules:

GEOG3064Field Research Project20 creditsSemester 2
GEOG3065Water Science & Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3510Professional Development Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3535School and Educational Placements20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3669The Cryosphere20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
GEOG3690Tropical forests and sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NOTE: GEOG3535 and GEOG3510 are mutually exclusive.


Year4 - View timetable

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