Teaching

We use a range of teaching methods, including:

  • lab and computing practical classes
  • seminars
  • small group discussions
  • fieldwork
  • guided independent study
  • coursework
  • lectures

Great emphasis is placed on learning through fieldwork, both independently and in group work. Throughout Level 1, special study skills sessions are given to support your transition to independent study.

Assessment

You are typically assessed 25% by exam and 75% by coursework assignments over the final two years.

Assessment types:

  • essay
  • report (lab, field)
  • problem-solving exercise
  • statistical analysis
  • spatial representation and analysis
  • blog
  • dissertation

Modules

Students take Environmental Science as part of a foundation in their first two years, with other modules being available from the BSc and MA programmes, including Geography, Sustainability, Business, Psychology, Life Sciences and Career Planning and Modern Languages.

Levels 3 and 4 include a mix of compulsory core and optional modules.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: EV11001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

This module provides an overview of core topics related to the physical environment. This will cover these topics in both theory and practice.

It examines processes operating within the lithosphere and hydrosphere. There will be a particular focus on geology and geomorphology.

The latter part of the module addresses environmental physics and key forms of energy.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: EV21001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

The module focuses on three main themes: (1) geological resources; (2) soil science; and (3) satellite remote sensing.

This allows you to examine deep time to modern processes, to understand the Earth as a system, to examine resource use and extraction, and how we monitor Earth systems.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: AG20001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

For undergraduate students seeking to gain a better understanding of career planning process.

Ideal for anyone who wants to get started with choosing a career path or make plans towards their future. Suitable for students who need the flexibility of online learning.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: GE31020 Credits: 15 Semester: Semester 1

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: EV31004 Credits: 30 Semester: Semester 1

This module examines the distribution of organisms across different geographical areas. It also looks at the reasons behind spatial variations in biodiversity.

It also explores the mechanisms by which organisms move and adapt. You will learn how life will respond to ongoing environmental change.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: EV41004 Credits: 60 Semester: Both Semester 1 and 2

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: EV40001 Credits: 30 Semester: Both Semester 1 and 2
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