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BA Environment and Business

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should be able to:

- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed knowledge of a range of complex business-environment issues, and related professional competencies, some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline;
- select and justify appropriate interventions for improved business-environmental practice;
- critically evaluate the role of institutions in a range of different business-environment arenas;
- critically evaluate to the prospects for sustainable environmental business, and contribute to the realisation of improved business-environment practice;
- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge available for improved environment-business practice.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the compulsory and optional modules, the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment in environmental and other careers, including:

- intellectual skills (for example, demonstrating a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument, and evaluating aspects of recent research and/or scholarship, making appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources);
- practical skills (for example, the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations, and the execution of standard techniques of analysis and enquiry in an extended piece of work or project);
- communication skills (for example, communicating ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences);
- numeracy and C&IT skills (for example, analysing and original data set, or critically interpreting complicated information);
- interpersonal/team working (for example, engaging meaningfully in critical group discussion);
- personal and professional development (for example, the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility)
Students will have the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of each module:

- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;
- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.


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