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BSc Hons Environmental Chemistry (Study Abroad)


Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Chemistry
UCAS Code: F141 Duration/Length: 3 Year(s)
QAA Subject Management: Not Defined Director of Studies: Dr MP Coogan
Total Credit Points: 360 Credit Points Year 2: 90
Credit Points Year 3: 150

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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    Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

    • To provide a flexible but structured, progressive and thematic training in Environmental Chemistry which will provide students with a knowledge and understanding appropriate for subject-specific graduate employment
    • To develop key transferable skills to prepare students for general graduate employment
    • To develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate research and training
    • To encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning
    • To offer a broad range of modules within which students can select a specialised route
    • To offer all students the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project
    • To offer selected students the opportunity to spend one year at an approved university overseas, so that they may acquire the ability to study in, and learn about, a different society, culture and higher education system

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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    Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

    Knowledge and Understanding

    Depending on the choice of modules, students will acquire detailed knowledge and understanding of:

    • Chemistry
    • Environmental chemistry
    • Earth sciences and geology
    • Hydrology
    • Atmospheric science
    • Environmental management
    • Ecology
    • Environmental modelling 

    Students will be given guidance on an appropriate choice of modules.  The degree programme provides opportunities and support for all students to develop many intellectual, practical and transferable skills at various levels. 

    Intellectual Skills

    Students will learn to:

    • synthesise information from a variety of sources
    • critically evaluate and assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and strategies
    • interpret qualitative and quantitative data
    • develop a multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving, and a reasoned argument
    • plan, conduct and report a substantial investigation 

    Practical Skills

    Students will learn to:

    • use appropriate field and laboratory equipment effectively
    • carry out experimental work in the field
    • undertake risk assessments and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work
    • collect and present field, laboratory and literature data 

    Transferable Skills

    Students will learn to:

    • work independently and as a team (recognising the views of others), on time limited tasks
    • manipulate numbers and use relevant information technology
    • demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
    • design and prepare project proposals

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