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BSc Geography

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

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

- knowledge of a range of environmental systems, their history, and how they reflect key processes, along with issues of sustainable resource use within such systems.
- knowledge of geography's intellectual development;
- an 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;
- skills in teamwork, investigation, presentation and communication.

Transferable (key) skills

The transferable skills addressed in this programme are summarised in the HEFCE-based matrix. All of the following areas addressed at Level 1 (taught/practiced/assessed) qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to geography;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.


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 knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;
- work that covers a restricted area of the discipline;
- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.


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