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MEnv, BSc Sustainability and Environmental Management (International)

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- Demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts of sustainable development and environmental management, supported by case-studies and research examples from the social sciences.
- Demonstrate research skills in environmental social sciences and techniques in environmental science.
- Use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e. be able to communicate the results of their work; present a structured and coherent simple argument; be able to critically interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles from both the natural and social sciences.
- Demonstrate learning of basic evaluation of data (also covered in year 2).
- Demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to environmental problems from both the natural and social sciences, with the use of examples from research.
- Understand the keys to becoming an independent learner.
- Demonstrate disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge and awareness.
- Develop greater awareness of opportunities for personal and career development

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 including quantitative and qualitative skills, the ability to apply a range of methods to solve problems and communicate in written form and work as part of a team;
- Skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility including independent study, time management and organisational skills and the ability to identify and work towards targets.


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

- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the disciplines of environmental science and the environmental social sciences;
- work that covers a restricted area of the disciplines but that also begins to develop interdisciplinary skills;
- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies;
- Assessments focus on knowledge through in-class assessment (worksheets) and performance in exams and essays at level 1


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