Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Quantitative and Analytical Skills

Module F8509

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

This module provides all BA and BSc Geography students with essential skills in quantitative and analytical methods, enabling students to evaluate different types of numerical data in human and physical geography. Topics include essential maths, trigonometry, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, least squares regression, mechanics and modelling. Each week a generic lecture introduces a particular topic and this is supported by practical-based workshops in which students gain experience in these skills. The workshops are based on exercises related to the substantive content of the modules of Geographies of Development and Inequality (for BA Geographers) and The Natural World 2 (for BSc Geographers). To provide intellectual coherence, students are in workshop groups based upon their degree programme (i.e. BA, including joint honours, BSc).

Module learning outcomes

Develop numerical skills for data analysis and modelling

Identify appropriate statistical methods for data analysis

Apply trigonometry to address real world problems

Operate the basic funcionality in ArcGIS

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
ReportT2 Week 5 40.00%
ReportT2 Week 12 60.00%
Unseen ExaminationSemester 2 Assessment40.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour111111111111
Spring SemesterClass1 hour010010010010
Spring SemesterWorkshop2 hours111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr John Barlow

Assess convenor, Convenor

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

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