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2022/23 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Geography

Programme code:BS-GEOGUCAS code:F800
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Paul Morris Contact address:p.j.morris@leeds.ac.uk

Part Time students will take the same array of compulsory, optional and elective modules as Full Time students. The order in which they are studied will be by agreement between the student, the School of Geography and the parent department.

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

AAB including one of the following subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science; Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths; Physical Education; Physics; Psychology; Science (applied); Sport Science; Statistics. Extended Project Qualification - We recognise the value, effort and enthusiasm applicants make in the Extended Project but do not currently make alternative offers based on the inclusion of the EPQ.

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 distinctiveness of the BSc Geography programme is that it will allow students to:

1. investigate and to inter-relate core components of the earth surface system, at present and in the immediate past;
2. explore, to analyse and to synthesise the complex and reciprocal relationships between the physical components of the earth, the environment, landscape and human society;
3. understand, to explain and to challenge the implications of (1) and (2) for both policy and practice;
4. develop specific skills in relation to data acquisition, analysis and interpretation in relation to geography in general and physical/environmental geography in particular;
5. develop transferable skills in relation to Information Technology and numeracy; fieldwork; laboratory methods; communication and teamwork; critical analysis; creative thinking; and writing; and
6. prepare students for; life-long learning, study and enquiry; for future careers; and for disseminating the value of a geography education to the wider world.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

GEOG1081Data analysis and physical geography tutorials20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Optional modules: Students to choose between 80 and 100 credits from GEOG1000, GEOG1040, GEOG1045, GEOG1055 and GEOG1500.

GEOG1000Planet Under Threat20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
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)
GEOG1500Global Geopolitics, Migration and Uneven Development20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules

- Candidates should study between 0 and 20 credits worth of discovery modules (0 credits if they have taken 100 credits of optional modules and 20 credits if they have not.

Discovery modules:

- Candidates should study between 0 and 20 credits worth of discovery modules (0 credits if they have taken GEOG1550, 20 credits if they have not).


Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

GEOG2015Career Skills in Geography10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2024Physical Geography Field Class10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG2095Skills for Physical Geographers40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

GEOG2024 requires pre-enrolment

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40-60 credits from the following lists of optional Geography modules:

BSc Geography candidates should take at least 40 credits from the following list:

GEOG2062Sustainability: Living Within Limits20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
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)

Students can take up to 20 credits of the following optional modules.
Note: you must have taken some BA Geography modules at level 1 in order to take this level 2 BA Geography module.

GEOG2055Citizenship and Identity: Comparative Perspectives20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take up to 20 credits of discovery modules.

Discovery modules may be modules from other departments or human geography.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

GEOG3605Physical Geography Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

GEOG3064 requires pre-enrolment

- Candidates will be required to study 60-80 credits from the following optional modules.

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


GEOG3064Field Research Project20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG3065Water Science & Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3121Creating Alternative Futures20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
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)

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

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:45:24

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