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Human Geography and History
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*This is a new course and is subject to academic approval. The course may be subject to change and confirmed details of the content of the course will be published in our online prospectus from June 2017, subject to the course having been approved for delivery.

BA (Hons)
Human Geography and History

Undergraduate course
Surveying & Planning

Discover the relationship between human geography and history and how these subjects can help us understand the world today.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus
*This is a new course and is subject to academic approval. The course may be subject to change and confirmed details of the content of the course will be published in our online prospectus from June 2017, subject to the course having been approved for delivery.

Your Course

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Your teaching team will include experts in urban and cultural history – Dr Shane Ewen is the British representative on the European Association of Urban History and Dr Bronwen Edwards is currently working with Historic England on the project Pride of Place, an exploration of LGBTQ heritage.
Entry Requirements
120 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
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Careers

  • Holly Gilpin

Careers

Holly Gilpin
Visitor Assistant, Leeds Art Gallery

BA (Hons) History

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“History was always my favourite subject at school and my course focused on social and cultural history which is my passion. By studying major events in world history, from the French Revolution to the Cold War, I'm now able to bring my interpretations of exhibitions and artworks to life and keep my visitors thoroughly engaged.

MODULES & LEARNING

Society & Culture in Modern Britain 1780-1914

20th-Century Europe

Global Geographies

Migration & Cultural Encounters

City & Society

Geographies of Diversity

Landscapes of History

Slaves, Subalterns & Settlers

Social Justice

Development of Geographical Thought

Society & Environment

Dissertation

Heritage & Conservation

Women & the Built Environment

Apartheid & After: 20th-Century South Africa

Britons Abroad: Histories of Overseas Travel & Holidaying 1750-1970

Street Life: Urban Culture & Society Since 1850

Revolutions, Restaurants & Roundabouts: Paris in the 19th Century

Britishness: Nation & Identity 1707-1999

Communist Eastern Europe 1945-1990: Peeking Behind the Iron Curtain

Environmentalism in World History

Studying a joint honours course will challenge your ways of thinking and doing, as you develop skills and expertise in two different but closely related disciplines. You will study alongside students from our BA (Hons) History and BA (Hons) Human Geography courses, giving you the opportunity to meet new people and share ideas.

Our staff work across the boundaries of these subjects, so they will guide you as you explore the points of difference between the two and help you discover how human geography and history feed into each other. Their wide-ranging research work will inform your learning - you will be taught by specialists in environmental history, Victorian street life, travel writing and the development of modern cities, to name a few.

You will have the chance to undertake a placement in your second year, giving you first-hand experience of the workplace and plenty of skills to add to your CV.

  • Senior Lecturer Stephen Mosley
    Dr Stephen Mosley Dr Stephen Mosley
    Senior Lecturer

    Many modules on the new Human Geography and History curriculum are enriched by research informed teaching, including my own on ‘Landscapes of History’. Exploring how ideas as well as actions have shaped landscapes over time allows us to see the human ‘footprint’ on the earth more clearly.

    Stephen is an expert in environmental history and is particularly interested in pollution problems and their impacts on people and the planet. He has published several books, including The Environment in World History which examines the processes that have transformed the earth and put growing pressure on natural resources. He serves on the advisory boards of the journal Environment and History and the online guide Oxford Bibliographies in Environmental Science.

  • Dr Max Hope
    Dr Max Hope Dr Max Hope
    Senior Lecturer

    Max joined Leeds Beckett from Ulster University early in 2016, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge about the social challenges and implications of environmental change. His research explores a variety of issues, including vulnerability to natural hazards such as earthquakes and flooding, sustainable development, and motivations for environmentally friendly behaviour. Max is part of a Natural Environment Research Council project to develop a tool that can forecast the aftershocks that follow major earthquakes in order to help coordinate emergency response activities.

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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Facilities

  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    Officially one of the world’s best tall buildings and a big talking point in Leeds, Broadcasting Place is home to our cultural studies and humanities courses. It offers a space for students to join an academic community that plays an active role in shaping contemporary debates about the future direction of those disciplines.

  • Northern Terrace
    Northern Terrace

    Based at our City Campus, only a short walk from Leeds city centre, Northern Terrace is home to our School of Built Environment & Engineering.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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