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BSc Geography

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

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

- a detailed 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 and important theoretical perspectives applied in the study of
environmental systems and environmental sustainability;
- a detailed 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,
geographical information systems and remote sensing to environmental study;
- skills in teamwork, investigation, presentation, communication and project planning


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 broad range of aspects/competencies of physical geography to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;
- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing selectively and thoughtfully on a wide variety of material;
- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to physical geography in particular and the whole discipline more generally;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.


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