Teaching

Our flexible MA structure means that for the first two years you can combine Environmental Sustainability with other subjects that interest you, such as Urban Planning, Geography, Economics, Politics and careers development.

Teaching methods include

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • small group tutorials
  • practical projects
  • workshops
  • guest seminars and talks from practitioners from various disciplines

At Levels 3 and 4 you will have fewer lectures and will learn from tutorials, seminars, local field and laboratory work, and workshops.

For Geography, fieldwork in a variety of environments forms a key element of your degree. We make use of Dundee city itself and other nearby locations and landscapes for local day trips. We also take you further afield into the Scottish Highlands, Spain, or Iceland for week-long residential field trips.

Assessment

Your learning will be assessed through a combination of traditional exams and submitted coursework.

Specialist analytical and communication skills critical to environmental sustainability professional careers are assessed at Levels 2, 3 and 4.

Methods of assessment include:

  • individual reports
  • group reports
  • critical essays
  • oral presentations

At Level 4 you will apply the knowledge and expertise you have learned by writing a dissertation on a topic of your own choice.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: GE11001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as 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: GE21001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

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: UP31004 Credits: 30 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: EV41006 Credits: 30 Semester: Semester 2

Optional Modules

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

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