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2021/22 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 (Sep to Jun)
SOEE1620The Rock Cycle20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE1640Earth Through Time20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE16803D Earth20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Students must choose two of the following modules:

GEOG1040Dynamic Landscapes20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG1045Living Planet20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG1055Environmental Change: Past and Future20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)


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 creditsNot running in 202122
GEOG2014Field Project: The dynamic environment10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE2910Palaeoenvironmental Analysis20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE2930Advanced Field and GIS Skills10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SOEE2950Sedimentary Basins and their Resources10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Students must choose one of the following modules:

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

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

GEOG2080Earth Surface Processes20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2085Ecosystems: process, pattern, and change20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2090Climate Systems20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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

SOEE2205Contaminated Environments20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE2900Petrology and Geochemistry20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

-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 (Sep to Jun)
SOEE3060Advanced Sedimentology and its Applications10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG3065Water Science & Management20 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)
GEOG3669The Cryosphere20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3690Tropical forests and sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3711Hydrological Monitoring and Modelling20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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

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 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3135Engineering Geology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3282Groundwater10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3480Past Global Environmental Systems10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3560Field Class: Petroleum Reservoir Architectures10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3610Oceanography in the Earth System10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3073Independent Field Projects (GS)40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3135Engineering Geology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3282Groundwater10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3480Past Global Environmental Systems10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3560Field Class: Petroleum Reservoir Architectures10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3610Oceanography in the Earth System10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG3065Water Science & Management20 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)
GEOG3669The Cryosphere20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3690Tropical forests and sustainable development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3711Hydrological Monitoring and Modelling20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

NOTE: GEOG3535 and GEOG3510 are mutually exclusive.
Prerequisite modules: GEOG2060 (to become GEOG2062) or GEOG2661


Year4 - View timetable

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