BSc Environmental Science
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the year / programme students should be able to:- display knowledge of a broad range of scientific approaches and perspectives on environmental issues from introductory modules in each of the natural sciences;- explore substantive aspects of human-environmental relations in the context of key environmental problems and debates;- demonstrate practical competencies in environmental analysis techniques, including field and laboratory work;- apply basic core training in aspects of data collection, handling and analysis in relation to environmental issues.Through choice from a wide range of optional modules, students will have the opportunity either to focus on particular aspects of environmental science or to retain a broad inter-disciplinary base. Through the choice of electives students are able to either extend their range of environmental science expertise or to explore a discipline outside Environmental Science in order to gain skills to complement their environmental expertise.
Transferable (key) skills
On completion of the year / programme, students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme, a basic proficiency in the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment in environmental and other careers, including:- intellectual skills (for example, interpreting and evaluating environmental scientific theories and principles, and presenting a structured and coherent simple argument);- practical skills (including basic competencies in field and laboratory work);- communication skills (in both written, graphic and oral forms);- numerical and C&IT skills (data collection, handling and analysis);- interpersonal and teamwork skills (recognising and respecting the views of other group members in field, laboratory and discussions settings);- self-management and professional development skills (through use of the reflective portfolio and assessment feedback, and time management skills to meet deadlines).
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of each module:- demonstrating sound knowledge and application of substantive learning outcomes;- demonstrating emerging abilities and competencies in transferable (key) skills.