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BA in Human Geography with Economics (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Human Geography

Course Description

BA in Human Geography with Economics is a remarkable opportunity for you to investigate human societies in the context of place, illuminated by the significant factor of economics.

This degree begins by providing you with a firm foundation of skills for examining human geography and analysing economic systems and influences. You will study the functions of individuals, institutions and governments in changing geographical environments, from contemporary urban metropolises and rural communities to children's playgrounds and motorway hard shoulders, and you will consider the micro- and macro-economic imperatives for change.

Study in an established department for research and practice (REF, 2014). As a large dynamic Geography community we are able to offer you an extremely broad range of geographical specialism, opportunities and facilities:

  • Current trends in Geohazards;
  • Urban sustainability;
  • Regional Development;
  • Political and Cultural geography;
  • Fieldwork opportunities in New Zealand, Crete, New York, and Ireland;
  • Travel awards available each year to fund your own adventures (up to £400);
  • State of the art teaching facilities with the latest technology to enhance learning;
  • Fully stocked laboratories with an array of analytical instruments e.g. mass spectrometers and core scanners of which can be used for fieldwork and independent study.

BA in Human Geography with Economics is a remarkable opportunity for you to investigate human societies in the context of place, illuminated by the significant factor of economics. This degree begins by providing you with a firm foundation of skills for examining human geography and analysing economic systems and influences. You will study the functions of individuals, institutions...

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Course Content

In the first year you may discover:

  • Key concepts in geographical study;
  • Issues and techniques in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical data;
  • Climate change;
  • Economic development;
  • Globalization;
  • Global Environmental Change;
  • Economic principles;
  • Economic mathematics and statistics;
  • And a selection of elective modules.

In the second year you may explore:

  • Computer research skills in preparation for your independent research project;
  • You will learn how to analyse qualitative data sets;
  • Produce maps and other graphical representations of geographical data;
  • Participate in a residential field trip in the UK or overseas;
  • You can also choose optional modules to specialise or simply maintain a broad interest across Geography;
  • Policy implications of economic theory;
  • Economic interpretation;
  • Macroeconomics & Microeconomics;
  • Econometrics.

In the third year you may study:

  • You will undertake an independent research project involving collection, analysis and interpretation of your own data;
  • You will be allocated your own advisor who will provide guidance;
  • Optional modules as diverse as urbanisation, rural change, and regional policy will enable you to tailor your study to suit your interests;
  • The core understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics;
  • Investment and Financial Instruments;
  • Taxation;
  • Development of Economics;
  • Economics of Labour and Industrial Relations;
  • International Trade and Trade Policy.

In the first year you may discover: Key concepts in geographical study; Issues and techniques in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical data; Climate change; Economic development; Globalization; Global Environmental Change; Economic principles; Economic mathematics...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120

A Levels BBB-CCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-MMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-26

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 A Levels BBB-CCC GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-MMM International Baccalaureate: 30-26 European Baccalaureate:

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Assessment Methods

The course is assessed by:

  • Examinations;
  • Assessed essays;
  • Projects;
  • Presentations;
  • Dissertation (certain modules).

The course is assessed by:

  • Examinations;
  • Assessed essays;
  • Projects;
  • Presentations;
  • Dissertation (certain modules).