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MEnv, BSc Sustainability and Environmental Management (International)

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

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

- Understand, apply and analyse different theoretical approaches from across the field of sustainability and environmental management.
- Display practical competencies in both quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
- Apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied through integrating lines of evidence from a range of sources to support findings and hypotheses.
- Appreciate and employ interdisciplinary approaches and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry in different contexts.
- Use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the collection and analysis of data and information.
- Become an independent learner: effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms; and demonstrate personal reflection in support of both academic skills and continued professional 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 related to environmental sustainability and management, including ability to consider issues from a range of perspectives and draw on appropriate concepts from across disciplines in arriving at critical assessments;
- The ability to work as part of a team and communicate in both written and verbal forms;
- The ability to develop novel research ideas based on gap analysis of the literature;
- Skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility including adaptability, flexibility and 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 range of interdisciplinary approaches 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 sustainability and environmental management;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- Assessments shift focus onto report writing skills, with proposal writing, and verbal communication.


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