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Economics and Geography

BA Hons (Full Time)

UCAS Code:LL71
Minimum Length:3 Year(s)
Credit Points:360
Part II Weight:8
Part II Year 2 Weight:4
Part II Year 3 Weight:4
Part II Year 4 Weight:0
Director of Studies:Dr AM Folkard

Compulsory Modules

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PartII (Year 2)

PartII (Year 3)

The student must take the following modules:

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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The Economics and Geography Programme combines modules from two cognate disciplines to provide a broadly-based integrated programme of study focused on the analysis of economy and society. Its aims are:

-         To provide a flexible but structured training in Economics and Geography which will provide students with knowledge and understanding appropriate for subject-specific 
          graduate employment

-         To develop key transferable skills to prepare students for more general graduate employment

-         To develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate research and training

-         To encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning

-         To offer a choice of modules which will give students experience across the spectrum of Economics and Geography

-         To offer students the opportunity to conduct a research project

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Knowledge and Understanding

Although using modules available to all students in the two departments, this degree is distinctive in that it utilises a restricted range of relevant year two and year three courses, and requires students to undertake a project that is focused on an approved topic that integrates material from geography and economics.

Students will be given guidance on an appropriate choice of modules.

Intellectual skills

-         Synthesising and critically evaluating information from a variety of sources

-         Interpreting textual, cartographic, and numerical data

-         Assessing the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and policies

-         Analysing, problem-solving and decision making

-         Developing a reasoned argument and intellectual integrity

Practical skills

-         Plan, execute and report on geographical and economic research, and an ability to use the technical skills needed for this

-         Carry out risk assessments and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work

-         Appreciate the ethical issues in geographical and economic debates, as a citizen and researcher

Transferable skills

-           Work independently or as part of a team

-           Use relevant Information Technology

-           Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills

-           Design and prepare project proposals

-           An ability to learn new, diverse and complex material

-           Take responsibility for, and reflect on one's learning, at university and later in life

Structure, Features and Regulations: Compulsory and Optional Modules

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                        Compulsory Modules

Part 1: Either Geog170/171 (double geography) plus Part 1 Economics OR Geog 160 (Human Geography) plus Part 1 Economics and one other Part 1 course.

Part 2 year 2:

Geog202 (Geographical Concepts) (30 Credits); Geog213 (Geographies of Political Economy) (15 Credits); one additional human or environmental geography module (15 credits).


60 credits in Economics chosen in consultation with the Director of Studies


Part 2 year 3:

Geog 303 (project 15 credits) plus three more Geography 15 credit human or environmental modules

60 credits in Economics chosen in consultation with the Director of Studies

Lancaster University
LancasterLA1 4YW United Kingdom
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