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Environmental Change and Sustainable Development

BSc Hons (Full Time)

UCAS Code:F755
Minimum Length:3 Year(s)
Credit Points:360
Part II Weight:8
Part II Year 2 Weight:4
Part II Year 3 Weight:4
Part II Year 4 Weight:0
Director of Studies:Professor PA Barker

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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-         To provide a flexible but structured training in the natural and social sciences of environmental change and sustainable development which will provide students with knowledge

          and understanding appropriate for subject-specific graduate employment

-         To develop key transferable skills to prepare students for more 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 choice of modules which will give students experience across the spectrum of the natural and social sciences of environmental change and sustainable development

-         To offer students the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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

-                     Past Environments and their reconstruction

-                     Freshwater and Marine environments and processes

-                     Glacial environments and processes

-                     Solid Earth environments and processes

-                     Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing 

-                     Political economy, geo-politics, inequality and justice

-                     Globalisation, urbanisation and culture

-                     Geographies of science, technology and nature

-                     Environment and society

-                     Health, development and migration

Students will be given guidance on an appropriate choice of modules

Intellectual skills

-         Interpreting textual, cartographic, and numerical data

-         Synthesising and critically evaluating information from a variety of sources

-         Assessing the merits of contrasting theories and explanations

-         Analysing, problem-solving and decision making

-         Developing a reasoned argument and intellectual integrity

Practical skills

-         Plan, execute and report on fieldwork and research, and an ability to use the technical skills needed for this

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

-         Appreciate the ethical issues in environmental change and sustainable development debates, as a citizen and researcher

Transferable skills

-           Work independently or as part of a team

-           Use relevant Information Technology

-           Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills

-           Design and prepare project proposals

-           An ability to learn new, diverse and complex material

-           Take responsibility for, and reflect on one's learning, at university and later in life

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