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BA Economics and Geography

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)

Learning outcomes

Economics
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline;
- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the discipline;
- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;
- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;
- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the discipline;
- apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project;
- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;
- collect and analyse data derived from a range of sources, making use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;
- show a capacity for critical thinking and an ability to evaluate the value and relevance of data within the framework provided by available theory and practice; and
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding in chosen advanced specialist areas in Economics.

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 and/or environmental perspective;
- an understanding of geography's intellectual development and important theoretical perspectives applied in the study of space, place and the environment;
- 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 critical 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:
- the generic skills necessary for employment related to the areas studied;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;
- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences; and
- the skills necessary to support future independent learning.

Geography
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire:
- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to human geography;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;
- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;
- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.

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 core range of aspects of the discipline;
- work that draws on a variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- evidence of an ability to conduct an in-depth enquiry within the discipline; and
- work that is typically both evaluative and analytical.

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 top apply a broad range of aspects of human geography;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within human geography;
- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.

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