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Earth and Environmental Science (Study Abroad)

BSc Hons (Full Time)

Year:14/15
UCAS Code:FF6V
Minimum Length:3 Year(s)
Credit Points:480
Part II Weight:12
Part II Year 2 Weight:4
Part II Year 3 Weight:4
Part II Year 4 Weight:4
Director of Studies:Dr JS Gilbert

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 Earth and Environmental Science 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:

  • Earth sciences and geology
  • Hydrology
  • Atmospheric science
  • Environmental chemistry
  • 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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