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Biology and Geography

BSc Hons (Full Time)

Year:13/14
UCAS Code:CF18
Minimum Length:3 Year(s)
Credit Points:360
Part II Weight:8
Part II Year 2 Weight:3.5
Part II Year 3 Weight:4.5
Part II Year 4 Weight:0
Director of Studies:Dr A Wilby

Compulsory Modules

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PartI

PartII (Year 2)

PartII (Year 3)

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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In order to fully understand the functioning of our environment, it is vital that we appreciate the dynamic interactions between life on Earth and physical processes. This joint degree programme allows you to develop such an understanding through studying the complementary disciplines of biology and physical geography. The important issues covered include the biological and environmental impacts of climate change, the influence of the environment at the physiological and community levels, and the process of environmental management. The degree programme provides a progressive understanding and knowledge of these areas as you move from the first to the third year of study. Many of the outcomes of the Biological Sciences degree and the Geography degree apply to this scheme, but there are also distinctive outcomes for the joint degree:

-         A deeper understanding of the dynamic interactions between the physical, biotic and social elements of the environment

-         An enhanced ability to gain practical and field skills that can be applied across the discipline boundaries e.g the application of Geographical Information Systems in Biology

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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These are similar to those of the Biological Sciences and Geography degrees. The criteria for achieving an Honours degree, and its classification, are identical. Students will gain a knowledge and understanding of key concepts in biology and physical geography that are developed in the context of specific modules. These will include the biological and environmental impacts of climate change, the influence of the environment at the physiological and community levels, and the process of environmental management. The degree scheme presented will provide a progressive understanding and knowledge of these areas as the student moves from the first to the third year of study.

The degree programme is designed to develop practical, intellectual, interpersonal and self management skills as well as numeracy and literacy  By the end of the degree programme students are able to:

-         Plan, conduct and report scientific projects

-         Synthesise information from a variety of sources

-         Interpret numerical data

-         Use appropriate equipment effectively

-         Display competence in the laboratory

-         Carry out risk assessments and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work

-         Collect and present experimental and field survey data

In addition students develop a series of transferrable skills:

-         Work independently or as part of a team

-         Data recording, analysis and interpretation

-         Competence in the use of relevant Information Technologies

-         Effective written and oral communication skills

-         Effective time management, planning and organisational skills  

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