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BSc Geography with Environmental Mathematics

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of having:

- a detailed understanding of a range of environmental systems, their history, and how they reflect key processes, along with issues of sustainable resource use within such systems.

- an understanding of geography's intellectual development and important theoretical perspectives applied in the study of environmental systems and environmental sustainability;

- a detailed appreciation of the practical contributions made by geographers to debates and policy on environmental and resource issues, and the environmental impacts of human activity, along with an understanding of their potential for continuing such contributions;

- the skills necessary to engage with scientific ideas and theory;

- laboratory and field-based skills in environmental analysis and/or skills in the application of quantitative analysis and geographical information systems to environmental study;

- advanced mathematical skills of use to understanding environmental processes; - skills in teamwork, investigation, presentation and communication.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;

- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;

- decision making;


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of physical geography and environmental maths to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;

- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;

- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to physical geography and the whole discipline more generally;

- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;


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