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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

GY BSc (Hons) Geography

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Geography
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

This programme is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG).

Final award BSc (Hons)/BSc (Hons) + DPS/DIntS
Programme title Geography
Programme code GYUB01
Length of programme The duration of the programme is normally six semesters (three years), or eight semesters (four years) for students who undertake an academic year abroad (Part I). For students entering from 2014/15, the opportunity to undertake professional training via an approved industrial/work placement (Part I) will be available.
UCAS code F800 / F801
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/geography/geography/   

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide students with an intellectually-stimulating environment within which they can develop the skills to enable them to comprehend, interpret and analyse the social and physical worlds;
  • to enable students to learn about the key concepts, theories and methods within the discipline of  geography;
  • to provide students with the opportunity to study a broad curriculum in human and physical geography;
  • to achieve, through the student learning process, a progressive improvement in academic performance over the degree programme;
  • to enhance students’ career and employment prospects on graduating by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The QAA Benchmark Statement for geography

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • a range of environments, environmental processes and the impacts of these processes on human activities and vice versa;
  • the ways in which representations and interpretations of the world are socially-constructed, and the forms of geographical difference;
  • the determinants of temporal and spatial variation in the physical, social, economic and political worlds; and the significance of spatial and temporal scale on physical processes, human processes and on their interactions;
  • past patterns of environmental and social changes, and of the processes and conditions that have determined those changes, and the implications for the future;
  • the idea of Geography as dynamic, plural and contested; developed within the broader disciplinary frameworks of the natural and social sciences and the humanities;
  • the potential applications of geographical concepts within a broader critical framework;
  • the main methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of geographical data.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  1. Develop a reflexive approach to learning.
  2. Abstract and synthesise information.
  3. Assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and arguments.
  4. Critically evaluate and interpret a range of evidence, including data and text.
  5. Undertake problem-solving and decision-making.
  6. Develop a reasoned argument.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  1. Combine and interpret different types of geographical evidence.
  2. Recognise and critically debate moral and ethical issues underpinning particular geographical debates or enquiries.
  3. Undertake safe and effective field and laboratory work.
  4. Employ a range of survey skills for the collection of qualitative and quantitative data relevant to geographical enquiry and use appropriate methods for the analysis of these data.
  5. Prepare effective maps and diagrams using a range of appropriate technologies.
  6. Design and execute a piece of research and produce a report.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should demonstrate competence in: 

  1. Verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Numeracy and computational skills.
  3. Field and laboratory skills.
  4. Spatial awareness and observational skills.
  5. IT and information handling and retrieval.
  6. Independent study and group work.
  7. Time management.

4. Programme structure

Candidates must take a total modular weight of 120 in each Part with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester, taking into account both compulsory and optional modules.  Individual modules taught and assessed over both semesters with a modular weight of 10 may count against either semester 1 or semester 2, depending on the balance of other modular weights between semesters.  Where the modular weight of a module taught and assessed over both semesters is 20 or 40, this shall be split equally between semesters.

Due to timetabling constraints, not all option combinations may be available.

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

Candidates must take all designated compulsory modules (combined modular weight of 120).

Semesters 1 and 2

 (i)        

COMPULSORY MODULE

 

(total modular weight 10)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

GYA106

Tutorials

10

Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES                        (total modular weight 60)

GYA002

Geographies of Global Economic Change

20

GYA006

Practising Geography – Residential Fieldcourse

10

GYA007

Cartography, Digital Mapping & GIS

10

GYA008

Global Environmental Change at Local Scale

10

GYA101

Earth System Science

10

Semester 2

 (i)         COMPULSORY MODULES                        (total modular weight 50)

GYA003

Quantitative Methods in Geography

10

GYA102

Geographies of Identity

20

GYA112

Environmental Hazards: from mitigation to management

20

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

 (i)         COMPULSORY MODULE                          (total modular weight 20)

GYB327

Geographical Research: Design and Practice

20

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

In addition to compulsory the module GYB327, candidates must choose a minimum modular weight of 60 from Group 1 modules over semesters 1 and 2, this must include at least ONE human geography module(GYB210/GYB220) and at least ONE physical geography module (GYB230/GYB240).  The remaining 40 modular weights may be chosen from modules in Groups 1, 2 and 3 over semesters 1 and 2, of which a maximum of 20 can be from Group 3.  Fieldcourse modules GYB328 and GYB901 in Group 2 are mutually exclusive.

Group 1

GYB210

Globalization

20

GYB220

Geographies of Social Difference

20

GYB230

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

20

GYB240

Environmental Systems and Resource Management

20

GYB201

Remote Sensing and GIS

20

 

Semester 1

 (i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

 Group 2

GYB311

River Ecology

10

GYB322

Lake System Dynamics

10

GYB328

Physical Geography Fieldcourse

20

GYB901

Human Geography Fieldcourse

20

Group 3

Modules from other departments within the University's Module Catalogue, subject to availability and Departmental approval.

Semester 2

 (i)        OPTIONAL MODULES

 Group 2

GYB110

Sustainable Urban Geographies

10

GYB113

Geographies of Culture, Media and Representation

10

GYB308

Forest Ecology

10

GYB320

Global Migration

10

GYB400

Exploring the Ice Ages

10

Group 3

Modules from other departments within the University's Module Catalogue, subject to availability and Departmental approval.

4.3       Part I

Placement - Candidates entering on the 4-year programme undertaking professional training via an approved industrial/work placement will be registered on GYI004.

Study Abroad - Candidates may undertake an approved programme of study abroad as specified by, and subject to the approval of, the Department of Geography (GYI003).

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULE                          (total modular weight 40)

GYC500

Dissertation

40

The modular weight of GYC500 must be split equally (20:20) between semesters 1 & 2.

Semester 1

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must choose a modular weight of 80 over semesters 1 and 2, of which a maximum of 20 can be from modules offered by other departments.  Fieldcourse modules are mutually exclusive.

 

GYC104

Glacial Environments and Landscapes

10

GYC208

Aeolian Processes and Landforms

20

GYC211

Snow, Ice and Society

10

GYC212

Globalised Urbanisation

20

GYC226

Geographies of Work and Life

10

GYC308

Global Cities Fieldcourse

20

GYC309

Feminist Geographies of Home

10

GYC315

Environmental Change and Ecological Response

10

GYC904

Island Biogeography Fieldcourse

20

GYC905

Livelihoods of the Global South Fieldcourse

20

GYC907

Arctic Glaciers Fieldcourse

20

plus modules from other departments within the University's Module Catalogue, subject to availability and Departmental approval.

Semester 2

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

GYC107

Regional Worlds

20

GYC108

Climate and Society

20

GYC110

GIS, Modelling and Flood Risk Management

10

GYC200

Conservation: Principles and Practice

10

GYC300

River Dynamics and the Environment

10

GYC214

Geographies of Children and Youth

10

GYC325

Geographies of Transnational Mobility and Diaspora

20

plus modules from other departments within the University's Module Catalogue, subject to availability and Departmental approval.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

In accordance with Regulation XI, a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) will be awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed GYI004 in the programme of study required for Part I.  

In accordance with Regulation XI, a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) will be awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed GYI003 in the programme of study required for Part I.

Subject to the exception specified below, provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any Part of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University's Special Assessment Period (SAP). 

Candidates who have accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any Part of the programme may not undergo re-assessment in the University’s SAP.  Re-assessment in the SAP will also not be available for certain modules and this is indicated in individual module specifications.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40% : Part C 60%  to determine the final percentage mark.

Programme Specification

GY BSc (Hons) Geography and Management

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Geography
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons)/BSc (Hons) + DPS/DIntS
Programme title Geography and Management
Programme code GYUB03
Length of programme The duration of the programme is six semesters (three years) or eight semesters (four years), which includes either industrial or professional training or study abroad or overseas placement in Part I.
UCAS code FN8F FN82
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/geography/geographyandmanagement/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • provide students with an intellectually-stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills in both geography and management;
  • to provide students with the opportunity to study a broad curriculum in both geography and in management;
  • to achieve, through the student learning process, a progressive improvement in the students’ academic performance over the degree programme;
  • to enhance students’ career and employment prospects on graduating by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The Benchmark Statements for Geography and General Business and Management

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the potential applications of concepts within a broader critical framework;
  • the main methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of data;
  • the idea of academic disciplines as dynamic, plural and contested; developed within the broader framework of  the sciences and humanities;

and within the Geography portion of the programme:

  • a range of environments, in the broadest sense, of environmental processes and the impacts of these processes on human activities and vice versa;
  • the ways in which representations and interpretations of the world are socially-constructed., and the forms of geographical difference;
  • the determinants of temporal and spatial variation in the physical, social, economic and political worlds;  and the significance of spatial and temporal scale on physical processes, human processes and on their interactions;
  • past patterns of environmental and social changes, and of the processes and conditions that have determined those changes, and the implications for the future;

and within the Management portion of the programme:

  • organisations; their internal structures and their management, including the management of human resources, financial resources and information systems;
  • the external environment within which organisations operate; the markets for goods, services and finance; customers and the implications for marketing;
  • analytical frameworks, techniques and processes; for the determination of appropriate courses of action in the context of business and the management of organisations;
  • business policy and strategy; development of policy and strategy; language of policy and strategy; current issues in strategic management.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a reflexive approach to learning.
  2. Abstract and synthesise information.
  3. Assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and arguments.
  4. Critically evaluate and interpret a range of evidence, including data and text.
  5. Undertake problem-solving and decision-making.
  6. Develop a reasoned argument.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

1. Combine and interpret different types of evidence.
2. Recognise and critically debate moral and ethical issues underpinning particular debates or enquiries.
3. Employ a range of survey skills for the collection of qualitative and quantitative data and to use appropriate methods for the analysis of these data.
4. Design and execute a piece of research and produce a report.

Additionally, within the Geography portion of the programme:

5. Prepare effective maps and diagrams using a range of appropriate technologies.

6. Undertake safe and effective field and laboratory work

Additionally, within the Management portion of the programme:

7. Apply quantitative skills including data analysis and interpretation; the use of business models.

8. Evaluate a variety of business scenarios.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should show competence in:

  1. Verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Numeracy and computational skills.
  3. Field and laboratory skills.
  4. Spatial awareness and observational skills.
  5. IT and information handling and retrieval.
  6. Independent study and group work.
  7. Time management.

4. Programme structure

 

Modules with a total modular weight of 60 must be studied in each academic year (Parts A, B and C) from both Geography and Management.

Candidates must take a total modular weight of 120 in each Part with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester, taking into account both compulsory and optional modules.  Individual modules taught and assessed over both semesters with a modular weight of 10 may count against either semester 1 or semester 2, depending on the balance of other modular weights between semesters.

Due to timetabling constraints, not all option combinations may be available.

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULE                          (total modular weight 10)

Geography

Code

Title

Modular Weight

GYA106

Tutorials

10

Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES                        (total modular weight 60)                    

Geography

GYA004

Geographies of Global Economic Change

10

GYA006

Practising Geography – Residential Fieldcourse

10

GYA101

Earth System Science

10

 

Management

BSA505

Organisational Behaviour

10

BSA525

Introduction to Accounting

10

 

 

 

 

PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

BSA080

Quantitative Methods for Business A (for students with a post GCSE Maths qualification)

10

BSA085

Quantitative Methods for Business B (for students without a post GCSE Maths qualification)

10


Semester 2


(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES                        (total modular weight 50)

Geography

GYA104

Geographies of Identity

10

GYA110

Environmental Hazards: from mitigation to management

10

 

Management

BSA506

Management of Human Resources

10

BSA526

Accounting for Managers

10

 

PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

BSA110

Business Modelling A (for students with a post GCSE Maths qualification)

10

BSA115

Business Modelling B (for students without a post GCSE Maths qualification)

10

 

 

4.2      Part B - Degree Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must choose a combined modular weight of 60 from Geography modules over semesters 1 and 2, of which a minimum of 40 must be from Group 1 (20 if GYB327 is selected).  Fieldcourse modules GYB328 and GYB901 in Group 2 are mutually exclusive.  In addition, candidates must choose either BSB550 or BSB590 in semester 2. 

Geography - Group 1

GYB210

Globalization

20

GYB220

Geographies of Social Difference

20

GYB230

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

20

GYB240

Environmental Systems and Resource Management

20

GYB201

Remote Sensing and GIS

20

                    

Geography - Group 2

GYB327

Geographical Research: Design and Practice (pre-requisite for the dissertation)

20

Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES                        (total modular weight 30)

Management

BSB555

Organisation Studies

10

BSB560

Principles of Marketing

10

BSB580

Operations Management

10

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

Geography - Group 2

GYB311

River Ecology

10

GYB322

Lake System Dynamics

10

GYB328

Physical Geography Fieldcourse

20

GYB901

Human Geography Fieldcourse 

20

Semester 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES                        (total modular weight 20)

Management

BSB562

The Marketing Mix

10

BSB572

Management Science Methods

10

 (ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

Management (either BSB550 or BSB590)

BSB550

Company Finance

10

BSB590

The Contemporary Business Environment

10

 

Geography - Group 2

GYB110

Sustainable Urban Geographies

10

GYB308

Forest Ecology

10

GYB113

Geographies of Culture, Media and Representation

10

GYB320

Global Migration

10

GYB400

Exploring the Ice Ages

10

4.3       Part I - Degree Modules

Four-year programme – Candidates registered on the four-year sandwich programme must undertake industrial or professional training and register for module GYI004. 

Alternatively, candidates may undertake an approved programme of study abroad as specified by, and subject to the approval of, the Department of Geography (GYI003).

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must choose a combined modular weight of 60 from Geography modules over semesters 1 and 2.  GYC400 and GYC401 (instances 1 & 2) are mutually exclusive, as are fieldcourse modules.  In addition to BSC570, candidates must also choose a modular weight of 40 from Management modules over semesters 1 and 2.

Geography

GYC400

Dissertation

30

The modular weight of GYC400 may be split between semesters in the ratio of either 20:10 or 10:20 depending on the balance of other modular weights selected.

Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULE                          (total modular weight 20)

Management

BSC570

Strategic Management

20

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

Geography

GYC104

Glacial Environments and Landscapes

10

GYC208

Aeolian Processes and Landforms

20

GYC211

Snow, Ice and Society

10

GYC212

Globalised Urbanisation

20

GYC226

Geographies of Work and Life

10

GYC308

Global Cities Fieldcourse

20

GYC309

Feminist Geographies of Home

10

GYC315

Environmental Change and Ecological Response

10

GYC401

Independent Geographical Essay (instance 1)

20

GYC904

Island Biogepgraphy Fieldcourse

20

GYC905

Livelihoods of the Global South Fieldcourse

20

GYC907

Arctic Glaciers Fieldcourse

20

                                   

Management

 

 

BSC015

Financial Management and Corporate Policy

10

BSC110

Marketing Strategy and Planning

10

BSC120

Risk Management (suspended 2016/2017)

10

BSC097

Knowledge Management

10

BSC105

International Human Resource Management

10

BSC520

Business Systems

10

BSC522

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

10

Semester 2

(i)            OPTIONAL MODULES

Geography

GYC107

Regional Worlds

20

GYC108

Climate and Society

20

GYC110

GIS, Modelling and Flood Risk Management

10

GYC200

Conservation: Principles and Practice

10

GYC300

River Dynamics and the Environment

10

GYC214

Geographies of Children and Youth

10

GYC325

Geographies of Transnational Mobility and Diaspora

20

GYC401

Independent Geographical Essay (instance 2)

20

 

Management

 

 

BSC042

Corporate and Wholesale Banking

10

BSC085

Changing Work Organisation (suspended 2016/2017)

10

BSC124

Marketing Communications

10

BSC144

Project Management

10

BSC524

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning

10

BSC575

Leadership & Interpersonal Skills

10

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX 

Candidates who successfully complete Part I (GYI004) on industrial placement or professional training will be eligible for the additional award of Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) in accordance with Regulation XI.

Candidates who successfully complete Part I (GYI003) on an approved programme of study abroad will be eligible for the additional award of Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) in accordance with Regulation XI.

Subject to the exception specified below, provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any Part of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University's Special Assessment Period (SAP). 

Candidates who have accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any Part of the programme may not undergo re-assessment in the University’s SAP.  Re-assessment in the SAP will also not be available for certain modules and this is indicated in individual module specifications.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40% : Part C 60% to determine the final programme percentage mark.

Programme Specification

GY BSc (Hons) Geography and Sport Management

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Geography
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons)/BSc (Hons) + DPS/DIntS
Programme title Geography and Sport Management
Programme code GYUB04
Length of programme The duration of the programme is six semesters (three years), or eight semesters (four years) for students who take the opportunity to undertake professional training via an approved industrial/work placement or an academic year abroad (Part I).
UCAS code LN78 / LN7F
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/geography/geographyandsportmanagement/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide students with an intellectually-stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills in both geography and sport management;
  • to provide students with the opportunity to study a broad curriculum in both human and physical geography and in the field of sport management;
  • to develop appropriate professional practice;
  • to achieve, through the student learning process, a progressive improvement in academic performance over the degree programme;
  • to enhance students’ career and employment prospects on graduating by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The Benchmark Statements for Geography, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism, General Business & Management.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the potential applications of concepts within a broader critical framework;
  • the main methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of data;
  • the idea of academic disciplines as dynamic, plural and contested; developed within the broader framework of the sciences and humanities;

and within the Geography portion of the programme:

  • a range of environments, in the broadest sense, of processes and the impacts of these processes on human activities and vice versa;
  • the ways in which representations and interpretations of the world are socially-constructed., and the forms of geographical difference;
  • the determinants of temporal and spatial variation in the physical, social, economic and political worlds; and the significance of spatial and temporal scale on physical processes, human processes and on their interactions;
  • past patterns of environmental and social changes, and of the processes and conditions that have determined those changes, and the implications for the future;

and within the Sport Management portion of the programme:

  • the issues of lifestyle, consumption and culture relating to sport, and to critically evaluate and reflect on the ways in which people’s lives are affected;
  • the organisations and structures responsible for sport, and display a critical insight into the political ramifications which arise from these;
  • the concepts of social, public and business policy in the planning and delivery of sport;
  • the theories, concepts and principles of practice from management-based study of human resources, economics, finance and marketing, and their applications to sport events and facility provision.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a reflexive approach to learning.
  2. Abstract and synthesise information.
  3. Assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and arguments.
  4. Critically evaluate and interpret a range of evidence, including data and text.
  5. Undertake problem-solving and decision-making.
  6. Develop a reasoned argument.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

1. Combine and interpret different types of evidence.

2. Recognise and critically debate moral and ethical issues underpinning particular debates or enquiries.

3. Undertake safe and effective field and laboratory work.

4. Employ a range of survey skills for the collection of qualitative and quantitative data and to use appropriate methods for the analysis of these data.

5. Design and execute a piece of research and produce a report.

Additionally, within the Geography portion of the programme:

6. Prepare effective maps and diagrams using a range of appropriate technologies.

Additionally, within the Sport Management portion of the programme:

7.Demonstrate a range of skills necessary to deliver and reflect upon a sport experience, a competition or an event, for example, in the promotion of professional practice.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should show competence in:

  1. Verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Numeracy and computational skills.
  3. Field and laboratory skills.
  4. Spatial awareness and observational skills.
  5. IT and information handling and retrieval.
  6. Independent study and group work.
  7. Time management.

4. Programme structure

Modules with a total modular weight of 60 must be studied in each academic year (Parts A, B and C) from both Geography and Sport Management.  

Candidates must take a total modular weight of 120 in each Part with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester, taking into account both compulsory and optional modules.  Individual modules taught and assessed over both semesters with a modular weight of 10 may count against either semester 1 or semester 2, depending on the balance of other modular weights between semesters.  Where the modular weight of a module taught and assessed over both semesters is 20, this shall be split equally between semesters.

Due to timetabling constraints, not all optional combinations may be available.

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULE                          (total modular weight 10)

Geography

Code

Title

Modular Weight

GYA106

Tutorials

10

Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES                        (total modular weight 60)

Geography

GYA004

Geographies of Global Economic Change

10

GYA006

Practising Geography – Residential Fieldcourse

10

GYA101

Earth System Science

10

 

Sport Management

PSA003

Professional Skills

10

PSA044

The Sport Industries

20

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must choose a modular weight of 20 from Sport Management modules over semesters 1 and 2.

Sport Management

BSA512

The Leisure Market

10

PSA024

Introduction to Sociology of Sport

10

Semester 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES                        (total modular weight 30)

Geography

GYA104

Geographies of Identity

10

GYA110

Environmental Hazards: from mitigation to management

10

 

Sport Management

BSA530

Behaviour in Sports Organisations

10

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

Sport Management

BSA510

Economics Environment of Leisure Management

10

PSA040

Sports Enterprise

10

PSA041

Olympic Studies

20

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

Semesters 1 and 2 

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must choose a combined modular weight of 60 from Geography modules over semesters 1 and 2, of which a minimum of 40 must be from Group 1 (20 if GYB327 is selected).  Fieldcourse modules GYB328 and GYB901 in Group 2 are mutually exclusive.  In addition, candidates must choose a modular weight of 40 from Sport Management modules over semesters 1 and 2.

Geography - Group 1

GYB210

Globalization

20

GYB220

Geographies of Social Difference

20

GYB230

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

20

GYB240

Environmental Systems and Resource Management

20

GYB201

Remote Sencing and GIS

20

 

Geography - Group 2

GYB327

Geographical Research: Design and Practice (pre-requisite for the dissertation)

20

Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULE                        (total modular weight 10) 

Sport Management

BSB520

Principles of Marketing for Sport

10

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

Geography - Group 2

GYB311

River Ecology

10

GYB322

Lake System Dynamics

10

GYB328

Physical Geography Fieldcourse

20

GYB901

Human Geography Fieldcourse – Paris

20

 

Sport Management

BSB510

Human Resource Management in Sports Organisations

10

BSB530

Accounting for Business

10

PSB032 Physical Activity, Sendentary Behaviour and Health 10 

PSB024

Making Sense of Modern Sport

10

PSB051

Foundations of Sports Law

10

Semester 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULE                        (total modular weight 10)

Sport Management

BSB522

The Marketing Mix for Sport and Leisure

10

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES 

Geography - Group 2

GYB110

Sustainable Urban Geographies

10

GYB308

Forest Ecology

10

GYB113

Geographies of Culture, Media and Representation

10

GYB320

Global Migration

10

GYB400

Exploring the Ice Ages

10

 

Sport Management

BSB532

Accounting for Managers

10

PSB015

Sport, Ideologies and Values

10

PSB044

Sport, Social Inclusion and Diversity

10

PSB052

Managing Sports Organisations

10

4.3       Part I

Four-year programme - Candidates on the 4-year programme undertaking professional training via an approved industrial/work placement will be registered on GYI004.  During the year abroad, candidates may undertake an approved programme of study abroad as specified by, and subject to the approval of, the Department of Geography (GYI003).

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must choose a combined modular weight of 60 from Geography modules over semesters 1 and 2.  GYC400 and GYC401 (instances 1 & 2) are mutually exclusive, as are fieldcourse modules.  Candidates must also choose a combined modular weight of 40 from Sport Management modules over semesters 1 and 2.

Semester 1 & 2

 

Geography

GYC400

Dissertation

30

The modular weight of GYC400 may be split between semesters in the ratio of either 20:10 or 10:20 depending on the balance of other modular weights selected.

Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULE                          (total modular weight 20)                             

Sport Management

PSC049

Sport Policy Analysis

20

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

 

Geography

GYC104

Glacial Environments and Landscapes

10

GYC208

Aeolian Processes and Landforms

20

GYC211

Snow, Ice and Society

10

GYC212

Globalised Urbanisation

20

GYC226

Geographies of Work and Life

10

GYC308

Global Cities Fieldcourse

20

GYC309

Feminist Geographies of Home

10

GYC315

Environmental Change and Ecological Response

10

GYC401

Independent Geographical Essay (instance 1)

20

GYC904

Island Biogeography Fieldcourse

20

GYC905

Livelihoods of the Global South Fieldcourse

20

GYC907

Arctic Glaciers Fieldcourse

20

 

Sport Management

BSC120

Risk Management (suspended 2016/2017)

10

BSC522

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

10

BSC565

Fundamentals of Strategic Management

10

PSC024

Sport, the Body and Deviance

10

PSC045

Advanced Sport Marketing

10

Semester 2

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Geography

GYC107

Regional Worlds

20

GYC108

Climate and Society

20

GYC110

GIS, Modelling and Flood Risk Management

10

GYC200

Conservation: Principles and Practice

10

GYC214

Geographies of Children and Youth

10

GYC300

River Dynamics and the Environment

10

GYC325

Geographies of Transnational Mobility and Diaspora

20

GYC401

Independent Geographical Essay (instance 2)

20

  

Sport Management

BSC124

Marketing Communications

10

BSC524

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning

10

PSC023

Sport, Celebrity and Place

10

PSC032

Physical Activity and Health of Children

20

PSC044

Global Issues in Sport

20

PSC046

Sports Economics

20

PSC047

Sports Governance

20

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX. 

In accordance with Regulation XI, a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) will be awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed GYI004 in the programme of study required for Part I. 

In accordance with Regulation XI, a  Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) will be awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed GYI003 in the programme of study required for Part I.

Subject to the exception specified below, provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any Part of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University's Special Assessment Period (SAP). 

Candidates who have accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any Part of the programme may not undergo re-assessment in the University’s SAP.  Re-assessment in the SAP will also not be available for certain modules and this is indicated in individual module specifications.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40% : Part C 60% to determine the final programme percentage mark.

Programme Specification

GY BSc (Hons) Geography with Economics

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Geography
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

This programme is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG).

Final award BSc (Hons)/BSc (Hons) + DPS/DIntS
Programme title Geography with Economics
Programme code GYUB02
Length of programme The duration of the programme is normally six semesters (three years), or eight semesters (four years) for students who undertake professional training via an approved industrial/work placement or an academic year abroad (Part I).
UCAS code LL17 / LL18
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/geography/geographywitheconomics/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide students with an intellectually-stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills in both geography and economics;
  • to provide students with the opportunity to study a broad curriculum in both human and physical geography and in economics;
  • to achieve, through the student learning process, a progressive improvement in academic performance over the degree programme;
  • to enhance students’ career and employment prospects on graduating by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The Benchmark Statements for Geography and Economics

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the potential applications of concepts within a broader critical framework;
  • the main methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of data;
  • the idea of academic disciplines as dynamic, plural and contested; developed within the broader frameworks of the sciences and humanities;

and within the Geography portion of the programme:

  • a range of environments, in the broadest sense, of environmental processes and the impacts of these processes on human activities and vice versa;
  • the ways in which representations and interpretations of the world are socially-constructed, and the forms of geographical difference;
  • the determinants of temporal and spatial variation in the physical, social, economic and political worlds;  and the significance of spatial and temporal scale on physical processes, human processes and on their interactions;
  • past patterns of environmental and social changes, and of the processes and conditions that have determined those changes, and the implications for the future;

and within the Economics portion of the programme:

  • demonstrate the attributes of a graduate in terms of possessing transferable skills, and the ability to analyse fact and opinion based on the evaluation of evidence;
  • communicate knowledge and analysis in an effective and objective manner;
  • analyse issues of economic theory and policy using up-to-date models and techniques.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a reflexive approach to learning.
  2. Abstract and synthesise information.
  3. Assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and arguments.
  4. Critically evaluate and interpret a range of evidence, including data and text.
  5. Undertake problem-solving and decision-making.
  6. Develop a reasoned argument.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to

1. Combine and interpret different types of evidence including data and text.

2. Recognise and critically debate moral and ethical issues underpinning particular debates or enquiries.

3. Employ a range of survey skills for the collection of qualitative and quantitative data and to use appropriate methods for the analysis of these data.

4. Design and execute a piece of research and produce a report.

Additionally, within the Geography portion of the programme

5. Prepare effective maps and diagrams using a range of appropriate technologies.

6. Undertake safe and effective field and laboratory work.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should show competence in:

  1. Verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Numeracy and computational skills.
  3. Field and laboratory skills.
  4. Spatial awareness and observational skills.
  5. IT and information handling and retrieval.
  6. Independent study and group work.
  7. Time management.

4. Programme structure

Candidates must take a total modular weight of 120 in each Part with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester, taking into account both compulsory and optional modules.  Individual modules taught and assessed over both semesters with a modular weight of 10 may count against either semester 1 or semester 2, depending on the balance of other modular weights between semesters.  Where the modular weight of a module taught and assessed over both semesters is 20, this shall be split equally between semesters.

Due to timetabling constraints, not all option combinations may be available.

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES                        (total modular weight 50)

Economics

Code

Title

Modular Weight

ECA001

Principles of Macroeconomics

20

ECA002

Principles of Microeconomics

20

 

Geography

GYA106

Tutorials

10

Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES                        (total modular weight 30)

Geography

GYA002

Geographies of Global Economic Change

20

GYA006

Practising Geography – Residential Fieldcourse

10

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must choose a modular weight of 10 from optional Geography modules.

Geography

GYA101

Earth System Science

10

Semester 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULE                          (total modular weight 30)

Geography

GYA003

Quantitative Methods in Geography

10

GYA102

Geographies of Identity

20

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

Geography

GYA110

Environmental Hazards: from mitigation to management

10

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Candidates must choose a combined modular weight of 80 from Geography modules over semesters 1 and 2, of which at least 40 must be from Group 1.  Fieldcourse modules GYB328 and GYB901 in Group 2 are mutually exclusive.  In addition, candidates should have a combined modular weight of 40 from Economics modules over semesters 1 and 2.

 

Semesters 1 and 2


(i)        COMPULSORY MODULE

 

Economics

ECB016

History of Economic Thought

20

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

 

Economics

ECB004

Introduction to Financial Economics

20

ECB005

International Economic Relations

20

ECB015

Economics of the Financial System

20

ECB030

Energy and the Environment (suspended for 2017/18)

20

 

Geography - Group 1

GYB210

Globalization

20

GYB220

Geographies of Social Difference

20

GYB230

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

20

GYB240

Environmental Systems and Resource Management

20

GYB201

Remote Sensing and GIS

20

 

Geography - Group 2

GYB327

Geographical Research: Design and Practice (pre-requisite for the dissertation)

20

 

Semester 1

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Economics

ECB136

Transport Economics

20

 

Geography - Group 2

GYB311

River Ecology

10

GYB322

Lake System Dynamics

10

GYB328

Physical Geography Fieldcourse

20

GYB901

Human Geography Fieldcourse

20

 

Semester 2

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Economics

ECB035

The Economics of Social Issues

20

 

Geography - Group 2

GYB110

Sustainable Urban Geographies

10

GYB308

Forest Ecology

10

GYB113

Geographies of Culture, Media and Representation

10

GYB320

Global Migration

10

GYB400

Exploring the Ice Ages

10

 

4.3       Part I

Four-year programme - Candidates on the 4-year programme undertaking professional training via an approved industrial/work placement will be registered on GYI004 alternatively during the year abroad, candidates may undertake an approved programme of study abroad as specified by, and subject to the approval of, the Department of Geography (GYI003).

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must choose 40 modular weights from Economics modules over semesters 1 and 2 from remaining modules of the same title, not taken at Part B.  In addition, candidates must choose 80 modular weights from Geography modules over semesters 1 and 2.  GYC400 and GYC401 (instances 1 & 2) are mutually exclusive, as are fieldcourse modules . 

Economics

ECC012

Introduction to Financial Economics

20

ECC013

International Economic Relations

20

ECC014

Economics of the Financial System

20

ECC016

Energy and the Environment (suspended for 2017/18)

20

 

Geography

GYC400

Dissertation

30

The modular weight of GYC400 may be split between semesters in the ratio of either 20:10 or 10:20 depending on the balance of other modular weights selected.

Semester 1

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Economics

ECC019

Transport Economics

20

 

Geography

GYC104

Glacial Environments and Landscapes

10

GYC208

Aeolian Processes and Landforms

20

GYC211

Snow, Ice and Society

10

GYC212

Globalised Urbanisation

20

GYC226

Geographies of Work and Life

10

GYC308

Global Cities Fieldcourse

20

GYC309

Feminist Geographies of Home

10

GYC315

Environmental Change and Ecological Response

10

GYC401

Independent Geographical Essay (instance 1)

20

GYC904

Island Biogeography Fieldcourse

20

GYC905

Livelihoods of the Global South Fieldcourse

20

GYC907

Arctic Glaciers Fieldcourse

20

Semester 2

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Economics

ECC017

Economics of Social Issues

20

 

Geography

GYC107

Regional Worlds

20

GYC108

Climate and Society

20

GYC110

GIS Modelling and Flood Risk Management

10

GYC200

Conservation: Principles and Practice

10

GYC214

Geographies of Children and Youth

10

GYC300

River Dynamics and the Environment

10

GYC325

Geographies of Transnational Mobility and Diaspora

20

GYC401

Independent Geographical Essay (instance 2)

20

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

In accordance with Regulation XI, a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) will be awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed GYI004 in the programme of study required for Part I.

In accordance with Regulation XI, a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) will be awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed GYI003 in the programme of study required for Part I.

Subject to the exception specified below, provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any Part of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University's Special Assessment Period (SAP). 

Candidates who have accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any Part of the programme may not undergo re-assessment in the University’s SAP.  Re-assessment in the SAP will also not be available for certain modules and this is indicated in individual module specifications.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40% : Part C 60% to determine the final programme percentage mark.

Programme Specification

GY BSc (Hons) Geography and Sports Science (pre 2016 entrants) / BSc (Hons) Geography and Sport Science (2016 + 2017 entrants)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Geography
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons)/BSc (Hons) + DPS/DIntS
Programme title Geography and Sports Science
Programme code GYUB05
Length of programme The duration of the programme is normally six semesters (three years), or eight semesters (four years) for students who take the opportunity to undertake professional training via an approved industrial/work placement or undertake an academic year abroad (Part I).
UCAS code FC86 / FC8F
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/geography/geographyandsportsscience/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide students with an intellectually-stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills in both geography and the core sport sciences;
  • to provide students with the opportunity to study a broad curriculum in both human and physical geography and in the fields of sport and exercise science and physical education;
  • to develop appropriate professional practice;
  • to achieve, through the student learning process, a progressive improvement in academic performance over the degree programme;
  • to enhance students’ career and employment prospects on graduating by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The Benchmark Statements for Geography and Sports Science (within Unit 25 Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the potential applications of concepts within a broader critical framework;
  • the main methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of data;
  • the idea of academic disciplines as dynamic, plural and contested; developed within the broader frameworks of the sciences and humanities;

and within the Geography portion of the programme:

  • a range of environments, in the broadest sense, of environmental processes and the impacts of these processes on human activities and vice versa;
  • the ways in which representations and interpretations of the world are socially-constructed, and the forms of geographical difference;
  • the determinants of temporal and spatial variation in the physical, social, economic and political worlds; and the significance of spatial and temporal scale on physical processes, human processes and on their interactions;
  • past patterns of environmental and social changes, and of the processes and conditions that have determined those changes, and the implications for the future;

and within the Sports Science portion of the programme:

  • the disciplines underpinning human structure and function;
  • the effects of sport and exercise intervention, and being able to appraise and evaluate these effects on the individual;
  • the skills required to monitor, analyse, diagnose and prescribe action to enhance the learning and performance of sport in both laboratory and field settings;
  • the variables involved in the delivery (teaching, instructing, coaching) of enhanced sport performance;
  • social, economic and political theory to explain the development and differentiation of sport in society.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a reflexive approach to learning.
  2. Abstract and synthesise information.
  3. Assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and arguments.
  4. Critically evaluate and interpret a range of evidence, including data and text.
  5. Undertake problem-solving and decision-making.
  6. Develop a reasoned argument.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

1. Combine and interpret different types of evidence.
2. Recognise and critically debate moral and ethical issues underpinning particular debates or enquiries.
3. Undertake safe and effective field and laboratory work.
4. Employ a range of survey skills for the collection of qualitative and quantitative data and to use appropriate methods for the analysis of these data.
5. Design and execute a piece of research and produce a report.

Additionally, within the Geography portion of the programme: 

6. Prepare effective maps and diagrams using a range of appropriate technologies.

Additionally, within the Sports Science portion of the programme:

7.Plan and execute appropriate techniques and skills in the practice of sport activities.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should show competence in:

  1. Verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Numeracy and computational skills.
  3. Field and laboratory skills.
  4. Spatial awareness and observational skills.
  5. IT and information handling and retrieval.
  6. Independent study and group work.
  7. Time management.

4. Programme structure

Modules with a total modular weight of 60 must be studied in each academic year (Parts A, B and C) from both Geography and Sports Science. 

Candidates must take a total modular weight of 120 in each Part with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester, taking into account both compulsory and optional modules.  Individual modules taught and assessed over both semesters with a modular weight of 10 may count against either semester 1 or semester 2, depending on the balance of other modular weights between semesters.  Where the modular weight of a module taught and assessed over both semesters is 20, this shall be split equally between semesters.

Due to timetabling constraints, not all option combinations may be available.

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES                     (total modular weight 30)

Geography

Code

Title

Modular Weight

GYA106

Tutorials

10

 

Sports Science

PSA001

Teaching and Coaching 1

20

Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES                   (total modular weight 50)

Geography

GYA004

Geographies of Global Economic Change

10

GYA006

Practising Geography – Residential Fieldcourse

10

GYA101

Earth System Science

10

  

Sports Science

PSA011

Introduction to Pedagogy

10

PSA024

Introduction to Sociology of Sport

10

Semester 2 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES                     (total modular weight 40)

Geography

GYA104

Geographies of Identity

10

GYA110

Environmental Hazards: from mitigation to management

10

 

Sports Science

PSA026

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

PSA030

Introduction to Physical Activity and Health

10

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must choose a combined modular weight of 60 from Geography modules over semesters 1 and 2, of which a minimum of 40 must be from Group 1 (20 if GYB327 is selected).  Fieldcourse modules GYB328 and GYB901 in Group 2 are mutually exclusive.  In addition, candidates must choose a combined modular weight of 60 from Sports Science modules over semesters 1 and 2.

Geography - Group 1

GYB210

Globalization

20

GYB220

Geographies of Social Difference

20

GYB230

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

20

GYB201

Remote Sensing and GIS

20

GYB240

Environmental Systems and Resource Management

20

 

Geography - Group 2

GYB327

Geographical Research: Design and Practice

20

 

Sports Science

PSB001

Teaching and Coaching 2

20

PSB010

Sport Pedagogy 2

20

Semester 1

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Geography - Group 2

GYB311

River Ecology

10

GYB322

Lake System Dynamics

10

GYB328

Physical Geography Fieldcourse

20

GYB901

Human Geography Fieldcourse 

20

  

Sports Science

PSB024

Making Sense of Modern Sport

10

PSB032 Physical Activity, Sendentary Behaviour and Health 10 

PSB031

Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport

10

Semester 2

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Geography - Group 2

GYB110

Sustainable Urban Geographies

10

GYB308

Forest Ecology

10

GYB113

Geographies of Culture, Media and Representation

10

GYB320

Global Migration

10

GYB400

Exploring the Ice Ages

10

 

Sports Science

PSB002

Structural Kinesiology

10

PSB015

Sport, Ideologies and Values

10

PSB026

Group and Interpersonal Processes in Competitive Sport

10

PSB033

Principles of Exercise Psychology

10

4.3       Part I

Four-year programme - Candidates entering on the 4-year programme undertaking professional training via an approved industrial/work placement will be registered on GYI004. During the year abroad, candidates may undertake an approved programme of study abroad as specified by, and subject to the approval of, the Department of Geography (GYI003).

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must choose a combined modular weight of 60 from Geography modules over semesters 1 and 2.  GYC400 and GYC401 (instances 1 & 2) are mutually exclusive, as are fieldcourse modules.  Candidates must also choose a combined modular weight of 60 from Sports Science modules over semesters 1 and 2.

Geography

GYC400

Dissertation

30

The modular weight of GYC400 may be split between semesters in the ratio of either 20:10 or 10:20 depending on the balance of other modular weights selected.

Semester 1

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES 

Geography

GYC104

Glacial Environments and Landscapes

10

GYC208

Aeolian Processes and Landforms

20

GYC211

Snow, Ice and Society

10

GYC212

Globalised Urbanisation

20

GYC308

Geographies of Work and Life

10

GYC309

Global Cities Fieldcourse

20

GYC309

Feminist Geographies of Home

10

GYC315

Environmental Change and Ecological Response

10

GYC401

Independent Geographical Essay (instance 1)

20

GYC904

Island Biogeography Fieldcourse

20

GYC905

Livelihoods of the Global South Fieldcourse

20

GYC907

Arctic Glaciers Fieldcourse

20

 

Sports Science

PSC017

Sport Pedagogy 3

20

PSC024

Sport, the Body and Deviance

10

PSC033

Psychology in Physical Education and Youth Sport 

10

PSC035

Performance Psychology for Sporting Excellence

10

Semester 2

(i)         OPTIONAL MODULES

Geography

GYC107

Regional Worlds

20

GYC108

Climate and Society

20

GYC110

GIS, Modelling and Flood Risk Managament

10

GYC200

Conservation: Principles and Practice

10

GYC214

Geographies of Children and Youth

10

GYC300

River Dynamics and the Environment

10

GYC325

Geographies of Transnational Mobility and Diaspora

20

GYC401

Independent Geographical Essay (instance 2)

20

 

Sports Science

PSC018

Teaching and Coaching 3

20

PSC023

Sport, Celebrity and Place

10

PSC034

Sports Psychology in Action 

10

PSC032

Physical Activity and Health of Children

20

PSC036

Applied Exercise Psychology 

10

PSC044

Global Issues in Sport

10

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

In accordance with Regulation XI, a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) will be awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed GYI004 in the programme of study required for Part I.

In accordance with Regulation XI, a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) will be awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed GYI003 in the programme of study required for Part I.

Subject to the exception specified below, provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any Part of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University's Special Assessment Period (SAP). 

Candidates who have accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any Part of the programme may not undergo re-assessment in the University’s SAP.  Re-assessment in the SAP will also not be available for certain modules and this is indicated in individual module specifications.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40% : Part C 60% to determine the final programme percentage mark.

Programme Specification

GY MSci (Hons) Geography

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Geography
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

This programme is accredited by the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES), the education committee of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and by the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG).

Final award Msci(Hons)/Msci (Hons) + DPS/DIntS
Programme title Geography
Programme code GYUM01
Length of programme
UCAS code F840 / F84F
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/geography/geography/   

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide students with an intellectually-stimulating environment within which they can develop the skills to enable them to comprehend, interpret and analyse the physical world;
  • To enable students to learn about the key concepts, theories and methods within the discipline of  geography;
  • To provide students with the opportunity to study a broad curriculum in physical geography;
  • To achieve, through the student learning process, a progressive improvement in academic performance over the degree programme;
  • To enhance students’ career and employment prospects on graduating by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The Benchmark Statement for Geography
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
  • University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy
  • Departmental learning and teaching policies
  • The research interests and specialisms of the teaching staff

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

K1   a range of key environmental systems (including lakes, rivers and soils), environmental processes and the impacts of these processes on human activities and vice versa;

K2   the determinants of temporal and spatial variation in the physical, social, economic and political worlds; and the significance of spatial and temporal scale on physical processes, human processes and on their interactions; 

K3   past patterns of environmental and social change, and of the processes and conditions that have determined that change, and the implications for the future;

K4   the idea of Geography as dynamic, plural and contested; developed within the broader disciplinary frameworks of the natural and social sciences and the humanities;

K5   the potential applications of geographical concepts within a broader critical framework;

K6   the range of methods, tools and techniques available to collect, analyse and interpret environmental data for practical problem solving;

K7   how environmental data inform management of environmental systems.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

C1     develop a reflexive approach to learning;

C2     abstract and synthesise information;

C3    critically assess theories and concepts pivotal to understanding environmental dynamics and systems;

C4     critically evaluate and interpret a range of evidence, including data and text;

C5     undertake problem-solving and decision-making;

C6     develop a reasoned argument;

C7     successfully complete an original piece of research on environmental dynamics, dovetailing both theoretical rigour and data analysis (Independent Research Project).

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

P1     evaluate and interpret different types of geographical evidence;

P2     recognise and critically debate moral and ethical issues underpinning particular geographical debates or enquiries;

P3     undertake safe and effective field and laboratory work;

P4     understand the merits and limitations of different methods for the collection of quantitative and qualitative data relevant to geographical enquiry and use appropriate methods for the analysis of these data;

P5     prepare effective maps and diagrams using a range of appropriate software tools (e.g. SPSS, MATLAB, ArcGIS);

P6     design and execute a piece of research and produce a report;

P7     synthesise research results and, if appropriate, recommend management policy;

P8     interpret, write-up and present quantitative and qualitative data.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should demonstrate competence in:

T1     verbal and written communication skills, including assimilation and communication of material of a technical nature;

T2     problem-solving and analysis of numerical data from a variety of sources;

T3     field and laboratory skills, including evaluation of the risks involved in collecting and analysing environmental data and development of appropriate risk mitigation strategies;

T4     spatial awareness and observation skills;

T5     identification, retrieval, sorting and exchange relevant information from conventional and on-line sources;

T6     independent study and group work;

T7     time management;

T8     costing and planning the resource allocation for a research proposal.

4. Programme structure

Candidates must take a total modular weight of 120 in each Part with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester, taking into account both compulsory and optional modules.  Individual modules taught and assessed over both semesters with a modular weight of 10 may count against either semester 1 or semester 2, depending on the balance of other modular weights between semesters.  Where the module weight of a module taught and assessed over both semesters is 20 or 40, this shall be split equally between semesters.

4.1       Part A – Introductory Modules

Candidates must take all designated compulsory modules (combined weight of 120)

Semesters 1 and 2

COMPULSORY MODULES

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYA106

Tutorials

10

Semester 1

COMPULSORY MODULES

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYA007

Cartography and Digital Mapping

10

GYA008

Global Environmental Change at Local Scale

10

GYA201

Earth System Science

20

GYA206

Practising Physical Geography Residential Fieldcourse

20

Semester 2

COMPULSORY MODULES

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYA112

Environmental Hazards: from Mitigation to Management

20

GYA203

Quantitative Methods in Physical Geography

20

GYA210

Environmental Hazards: Measuring and Monitoring

10

4.2       Part B – Degree Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

COMPULSORY MODULES

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYB327

Geographical Research: Design and Practice

20

GYB230

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

20

GYB240

Environmental Systems and Resource Management

20

GYB201

Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems

20

Semester 1

COMPULSORY MODULES

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYB328

Physical Geography Fieldcourse

20

OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must choose a total of 20 weight of optional modules across the year.

Candidates must have 120 weight of modules (compulsory plus optional) per Part, but may split them 60/60 or 70/50 across semesters. Candidates may take up to 20 credits of human geography modules or modules from other Departments with the approval of the Director of Studies.

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYB311

River Ecology

10

GYB322

Lake System Dynamics

10

Semester 2

OPTIONAL MODULES

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYB308

Forest Ecology

10

GYB400

Exploring the Ice Ages

10

4.3       Part I

Five year programme – Candidates registered on the five-year sandwich programme must undertake industrial or professional training and register for module GYI004.  Alternatively, candidates may undertake an approved programme of study abroad as specified by, and subject to the approval of, the Department of Geography (GYI003).

4.4       Part C – Degree Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

COMPULSORY MODULES

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYC500

Dissertation

40

Semester 1

OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must choose a total of 80 weight of optional modules across the year.

Candidates must have 120 weight of modules (compulsory plus optional) per Part, but may split them 50/70, 60/60 or 70/50 across semesters. Candidates may take up to 20 credits of human geography modules or modules from other Departments with the approval of the Director of Studies.

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYC904*

Island Biogeography Fieldcourse

20

GYC907*

Arctic Glaciers Fieldcourse

20

GYC104

Glacial Environments and Landscapes

10

GYC208

Aeolian Processes and Landforms

20

GYC211

Snow, Ice and Society

10

GYC315

Environmental Change and Ecological Response

10

*note that GYC904 and GYC903 are mutually exclusive

Semester 2

OPTIONAL MODULES

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYC108

Climate and Society

20

GYC110

GIS and Flood Management

10

GYC200

Conservation: Principles and Practice

10

GYC300

River Dynamics and the Environment

10

4.5 Part D – Degree Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

COMPULSORY MODULES

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYD500

Independent Research Project

60

GYD037

Professional Practice in Environmental Management

10

Semester 1

COMPULSORY MODULES

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYD025

Research Design

10

Semester 1

OPTIONAL MODULES

Candidates must choose a total of 40 weight of optional modules across the year. Candidates must have 120 weight of modules (compulsory plus optional) per Part, but may split them 50/70, 60/60 or 70/50 across semesters. Candidates may take up to 20 credits of human geography modules or modules from other Departments with the approval of the Director of Studies.

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYD021

Tools for River Management

20

GYD023

Lake Monitoring and Management

20

GYD035

Hydroclimatological Monitoring and Modelling

20

Semester 2

OPTIONAL MODULES

Code

Title

Module Weight

GYD029

Applied Environmental GIS

10

GYD033

Wind Erosion Measurement and Mitigation

10

GYD034

Evidence-based Environmental Management

10

GYD036

Natural Hazard and Catastrophe Modelling for Environmental Management

10

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C, and from Part C to Part D, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX, but also must achieve a Part Average mark of 55% or greater in Part B and a Part Average mark of 55% or greater in Part C.

Candidates who, after reassessment, fail to achieve a Part Average mark of 55% or greater at Part C will not progress to Part D, but may, at the discretion of the Examiners, be eligible for consideration for the award of BSc Geography with a classification based on the candidate’s performance in Parts B and C and determined on the basis of the Part weightings for the BSc programme (40:60).

Candidates who, after reassessment, fail to qualify for the award of Extended Honours Degree in Part D may, at the discretion of the Examiners, be awarded a BSc in Geography with a classification based on the candidate’s performance in Parts B and C and determined on the basis of the Part weightings for the BSc programme (40:60).

In exceptional circumstances, any candidate who, having successfully completed Part C, is unable to commence or complete Part D, may, at the discretion of the Programme Board, be awarded the degree of BSc in Geography with a classification corresponding to the candidate’s achievements in the Part B and Part C assessments and determined on the basis of the weightings given for the BSc programme.

In accordance with Regulation XI, a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) will be awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed GYI004 in the programme of study required for Part I.

In accordance with Regulation XI, a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) will be awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed GYI003 in the programme of study required for Part I.

Subject to the exception specified below, provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any Part of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University's Special Assessment Period (SAP). 

Candidates who have accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any Part of the programme may not undergo re-assessment in the University’s SAP.  Re-assessment in the SAP will also not be available for certain modules and this is indicated in individual module specifications.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C and D. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 20%: Part C 40%: Part D 40% to determine the final percentage mark.

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