Each year of this programme has a series of compulsory core modules, but you will also choose from a range of optional modules in your two main subjects. Additionally, you can opt to study Leeds discovery modules. These offer an exciting range of study opportunities drawn from across the University – including languages, enterprise, sustainability, ethics, technology and politics.
Modules at Level 1 introduce key themes in human geography and management, focusing on topics including the economic and social importance of cities; international development; the unequal distribution of power and opportunity in national and international systems; geographical and managerial perspectives on business performance and decision-making.
At Level 2 you will choose from a larger number of optional modules - including those focusing on economic geography, political and development geographies, social geography, urban geography, marketing, international business and business law - so that you can begin to specialise in the ideas and issues that interest you most. Module choices in Geography include a range of week-long fieldtrips to European cities. We will also help you to develop your own skills as a researcher, with modules that show you how to access, analyse and present information; how to pose your own research questions; and how to identify the best methods to answer your research questions.
At Level 3 you will have the chance to put your research training into practice, by undertaking your own final year project. You can choose whether your project has a geographical or business focus, and there are opportunities to pursue applied projects with outside companies and other partners. You will also choose from a range of advanced optional modules, allowing you to deepen your specialist interest in particular aspects of human geography and management. Module choices in Geography include a range of international fieldtrips.
The programme includes the option to spend a year studying abroad, or on an industrial placement between Levels 2 and 3. The programme is also available to study part-time - this means that it will take a little longer and you will study fewer modules each year.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
You will study the following compulsory modules:
- Local to Global: Geographies of a Changing World (Joint Honours) 20 credits
- People, Place and Politics (Joint Honours) 20 credits
- Accounting for Managers 10 credits
- Organisational Behaviour 20 credits
- Economics for Management 20 credits
- Studying in a digital age 5 credits
You may study the following optional module:
- Nature, Society and Environment 20 credits
Additionally, you study up to 30 credits of discovery modules. These offer an exciting range of study opportunities drawn from across the University – including languages, enterprise, sustainability, ethics, technology and politics.
You will study either of the following compulsory modules:
- Anthropology for Business 10 credits
- Marketing 20 credits
Optional modules include:
- Career Skills in Geography 10 credits
- Political and Development Geographies 20 credits
- Service analysis and planning 20 credits
- Geographies of Economies 20 credits
- Inside European Cities 20 credits
- The Making of the Modern City 20 credits
- Citizenship and Identity: Comparative Perspectives 20 credits
- Living within limits: natural resource management for sustainable development 20 credits
- Research Methods: Ideas and Practice in Human Geography 30 credits
- Research Methods in Human Geography 20 credits
- History on the High Street 20 credits
- American Business History 20 credits
- Global Business History 20 credits
- From Study to Work 10 credits
- Developing Your Potential 10 credits
- Advanced Management Decision Making 10 credits
- How Managers Make Decisions 10 credits
- Business and the Legal Environment 20 credits
- Managing International Business 20 credits
- Operations and Supply Chain Management 10 credits
- Corporate Social Responsibility 10 credits
You may choose to study up to 50 credits of discovery modules over both Level 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in either Geography or Management.
You study the following compulsory modules:
- Strategic Management 20 credits
Optional modules include the following. Restrictions apply to some modules.
- Urban and Regional Development: A Case Study of Athens 20 credits
- Contested Cities 20 credits
- Creating Alternative Futures 20 credits
- Advanced Population & Health Geographies 20 credits
- Management of Wilderness and Global Ecosystems 20 credits
- Geocomputation and Location Analysis 20 credits
- Geographies of Global Insecurities 20 credits
- Environment, Conflict and Policy 20 credits
- Workplace Co-operative Project 20 credits
- Geographers into Teaching: School Placements 20 credits
- Global Cities: Miami 20 credits
- Dissertation 40 credits
- Dissertation (Concise) 20 credits
- Research Placement 20 credits
- Spaces of Migration and Encounter 20 credits
- Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective 20 credits
- Diversity Management 20 credits
- Business Ethics 20 credits
- Advanced Entrepreneurship 20 credits
- Information Management in Organisations 10 credits
- International Banking and Finance 10 credits
- International Marketing 10 credits
- Dissertation in Management 20 credits
- Advertising and Promotional Management 10 credits
- International Business Management 20 credits
- Managing Across Cultures 20 credits
- European Business 10 credits
- Marketing Strategy 20 credits
- Contemporary Management Consulting 20 credits
- Strategic Human Resource Management 20 credits
- Management Decision Making 20 credits
- Employment Law 20 credits
- Current Issues in Decision Making 20 credits
- Managing Global Value Chains 20 credits
- Managing Innovation and Technology 20 credits
- Travel Activity and Social Analysis 20 credits
You may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules over both Level 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in either Geography or Management.
For more information on typical modules, read Geography and Management BA in the course catalogue
Broadening your academic horizons
At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.
Learning and teaching
You’ll learn through a mixture of lectures, tutorials (groups of six), seminars (groups of approximately 30), computer classes, lab practical classes, group-work, online exercises and fieldwork, depending on the modules you study.
Opportunities for extra help, including “drop-in” workshops, one-to-one assistance, and an extensive programme of generic skills training.
Part of studying at university is that you will take increasing responsibility for your own learning as you progress through your degree. Developing the skills to think and work independently is crucial to your success both at university and in your future career. Independent study involves a lot of reading around the subject, and although this may seem daunting at first, we will guide and support you.
Assessment methods vary from module to module, giving you the flexibility to choose modules based on the assessment criteria that suits your particular strengths. Types of assessment include: examinations, individual or group reports and presentations, practical exercises, essays, posters, projects (such as the dissertation) and reflective logs.