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BA Economics and Geography

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

Economics
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features in a range of aspects of the discipline;
- apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;
- appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in the subject and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;
- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;
- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;
- demonstrate an intermediate level of knowledge of both micro and macro economics;
- understand both theoretical and applied knowledge in chosen specialist subject areas; and
- demonstrate the knowledge and understanding required for more advanced, specialist study in Programme Year 3.

Geography
On completion of the programme students should have provided evidence of having:
- an understanding of human social, economic, political and cultural systems from a spatial perspective;
- an understanding of geography's intellectual development
- an appreciation of the practical contributions made by geographers to debates and policy on societal and environmental issues, and an understanding of their potential for continuing such contributions;
- the skills necessary to engage with ideas in the social sciences and humanities;
- skills in the use of geographical information systems, and/or the application of qualitative and quantitative analysis to geographical study;
- skills in teamwork, investigation, presentation and communication.

Transferable (key) skills

Economics
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area studied;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility; and
- IT, numeric and modelling skills.

Geography
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to human geography;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;
- decision making.

Assessment

Economics
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:
- demonstrating the ability to apply a range of aspects of the discipline to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;
- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;
- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline; and
- the ability to evaluate and critically analyse received opinion.

Geography
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:
- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of human geography to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;
- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;
- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to human geography;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.

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