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BSc Geography

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

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

- an advanced 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.
- a detailed knowledge of geography’s intellectual development and important theoretical perspectives applied in the study of
environmental systems and environmental sustainability;
- a critical 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 critical skills necessary to engage with scientific ideas and theory; and to employ these ideas as a basis for their own
- 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, project planning and problem solving.


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 of physical geography;
- 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 physical geography;
- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.


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