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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Geography

Programme code:BA-GEOGUCAS code:L700
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Stuart Hodkinson Contact address:s.n.hodkinson@leeds.ac.uk

Part time variant at level 1 is the Certificate in Human Geography. Upon successful completion of this candidates are allowed on to level 2 of the BA Geography programme.

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

AAA, preferably including an A in 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:

Geography

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

Royal Geographical Society

Programme specification:

The programme will:
i) enable students to use geographical methods to analyse the relationships between human societies, places and environments;
ii) enable students to reflect in a critical manner upon issues and concepts in human geography, both in the scholarly literature, and in real world contexts;
iii) enable students to develop skills in information technology, numeracy, fieldwork, and interpersonal and communication skills;
iv) prepare students for the world of work or for further study, and to develop an appreciation of the value of life-long learning and education to themselves and the wider community.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG1000Planet Under Threat20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG1400Digital Geographies20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG1450The Urban Age20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG1500Global Geopolitics, Migration and Uneven Development20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG1550Population, Society and Space20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

Candidates should study 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG2000Research Approaches in Human Geography20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2015Career Skills in Geography10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2150Social and Spatial Data Analysis with GIS10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to take a minimum of 60 credits from the following optional modules:

Please note that GEOG2062 and GEOG2661 are mutually exclusive and cannot be taken together.

GEOG2020Political and Development Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2035Geographies of Economies20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG2046The Making of the Modern City20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG2055Citizenship and Identity: Comparative Perspectives20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
GEOG2062Sustainability: Living Within Limits20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2100Planning Services for Changing Populations20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG2661Social Ecological Systems10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN2020Transport Land Use and Development10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN2041Transport, Energy and Environment10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN2063Key Challenges in Transport and Society10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN2064Exploring Transport and Society10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students wishing to take GEOG2150 will need to have taken GEOG1400 at Level 1.

Students wishing to take GEOG2100 will have either GEOG1400 or GEOG2150 as prerequisites.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 20 credits of discovery modules.

Discovery modules may be modules from other departments, physical geography or a further module from the list of optional modules for this programme.


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 will be required to study the following compulsory module:

GEOG3615Human Geography Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to take a minimum 60 credits from the following optional modules.

Please note that GEOG3535 and GEOG3510 are mutually exclusive and cannot be taken together.

GEOG3005Retail Location Planning20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG3064Field Research Project20 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)
GEOG3440Environment, Conflict and Policy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
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)
PIED3702Introduction to Programming for Social Science20 creditsNot running in 202122
TRAN3061Travel Activity Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN3062Social Analysis and Social Psychology for Transport10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN3070Healthy Cities: Transport and Health10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students wishing to take GEOG3195 will need to have taken either GEOG1400 at Level 1 or GEOG2150 at Level 2.

There will be two field class options. Students can choose either to go on the Virtual field trip to Sicily in Semester 1 or go on the in-person UK-based field class module in Semester 2. These are mutually exclusive modules – you can only choose one. Students do not have to take either option.

Students that took GEOG2470 Sicily: Exploring the Migration Crisis cannot take GEOG3070

Students wishing to take GEOG3440 will need to have taken either GEOG2060, GEOG2062 or GEOG2661.


Discovery modules:

- Candidates may study 20 credits of discovery modules.
- Discovery modules may be modules from other departments or physical geography.

Last updated: 30/06/2021 15:36:18

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