Date of entry

September 2024


For Geography we teach using:

  • lectures in larger groups
  • small group tutorials and seminars
  • workshops
  • fieldwork
  • presentations

Most modules in Levels 1 and 2 have three lectures and one tutorial or workshop group meeting each week. At Levels 3 and 4 you will have fewer lectures and will learn from tutorials, seminars, local field and laboratory work, and workshops..

You will have the opportunity to attend seminars arranged by staff in relation to their own research projects, and to attend talks arranged by the local branch of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

In Economics, at Levels 1 and 2, teaching is initially through a combination of lectures and tutorials. These continue in Levels 3 and 4, supplemented by workshops and statistics sessions.

You will learn to study independently to broaden and deepen your understanding of the issues covered in the teaching.

There are industry guest lectures which you are encouraged to attend.


Modules are assessed by a mixture of exams at the end of the semester and coursework elements through the semester. Some skills-based modules focus on practical coursework.

Coursework includes different types of assignments like:

  • essays
  • projects
  • workshop
  • reports
  • blogs
  • presentation
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