Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 05/06/2017
College College Life and Env Sci
School School of Geog Earth & Env Sci
Department Earth and Environ Sciences
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Environmental Science Full-time
Programme Code 0269
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme To foster a firm understanding of the basic ideas and principles of environmental science and their application in both the theoretical and applied aspects of the subject.
To facilitate the acquisition of a sound knowledge of the scientific methods (theoretical, laboratory and field-based) required to monitor, assess and manage both natural and anthropogenic environmental change
To provide a broad subject coverage while offering areas of specialisation reflecting the interests of the major research groups within the School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences
To develop the transferable, personal and academic skills required to enable students to engage in life-long learning and contribute to the wider community
To develop the capacity of students to critically evaluate and appreciate environmental information of varying levels and categories and how it may be applied to further understanding of environmental processes.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
A holistic approach to the complexity and interconnections of the Earth’s Systems and Processes
The nature, organisation, complexity, sustainability and interconnectedness of humans and ecosystems
The scientific study of physical, chemical, biological and anthropogenic processes operating on ecosystems on both different spatial and temporal scales
The principles of energy consumption, resource extraction and waste disposal arising from the fulfilment of human needs
Monitoring, modelling and managing natural and human-induced environmental changes and behaviour
the principles of sustainability and the use of sustainable approaches to manage natural cycles
Key concepts of environmental instruments
The use of scientific and technological information and tools (including the roles of institutions, organisation and stakeholders) to inform decision-making processes and environmental management.
The options for remediation of environmental impacts available to human society
Lectures, laboratory pratical classes, fieldwork, tutorials, workshops, seminars, discussion groups, independent research exercise and directed independent study.
Unseen examinations, laboratory reports and assessments, field notebooks, independent research exercise, seminar presentation, exposure assessments, management plans, briefing notes.
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Knowledge and understanding of subject-specific theories, paradigms, concepts and principles
An ability to integrate evidence from a range of sources to test findings and hypotheses
An ability to analyse, synthesise, summarise and critically evaluate information
An ability to define complex problems and to develop and evaluate possible solutions
To be able to conduct fieldwork and laboratory investigations competently (and ethically and safely), including describing and recording observations
To be able to interpret and evaluate practical results, using appropriate numerical and statistical techniques
Plan, conduct and present an independent project with appropriate guidance
Have an ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences using a range of formats
To develop effective teamworking
Be able to identify and work towards targets for personal, career and academic development. This includes reflecting on the process of learning and to evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses.
Laboratory practical classes, fieldwork, tutorial , workshops, seminars, discussion groups, independent research exercise and directed independent study.
Unseen examinations, laboratory reports and assessments, fieldwork notebooks, independent research project, essays exposure assessments, management plans, professional placement reports and presentations, briefing notes, tutorial projects.