Environmental Science [BSc] Year 1

We will introduce you to the laboratory and field skills necessary to take you through your degree. We will provide you with a firm basis in quantitative science and introduce you to the range of IT facilities available here. We introduce you to earth sciences, biodiversity, and climate change so that you are aware of the scope of the subject and its role in the exploitation and conservation of resources. Field courses teach you to apply what you have learned in the classroom to the real world and to make essential field observations.

Field courses to: Castleton and North Wales

Year 1 Aims

Entrants to our BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Environmental Studies degrees come from a wide variety of backgrounds and all have different needs. During Year 1 we aim to make sure you have a firm basis in quantitative science and are able to use the IT facilities of the University. We also aim to provide an overall introduction to Environmental Science & Studies, so you are aware of the scope of the subject and its role in the exploitation and conservation of resources. Field and laboratory practical skills necessary to the successful completion of the degree course are introduced.

Year 1 Learning Outcomes

By the end of Year 1 the successful you will have had the opportunity to:

  • gain a basic understanding of key aspects of environmental science and their relevance to everyday life
  • use field and laboratory methods to monitor key indicators of environmental quality
  • interpret environmental information in the context of a defined problem
  • use existing published work as primary source of information
  • find out about the research activities of academic staff
  • find out about the role of the University in promoting environmental security
  • have learned the basic skills of report writing & oral presentations
  • be competent in using a PC for word processing, spreadsheets and the Internet

 

You must do all of the mandatory course units and a minimum of 10 credits from the optional units:

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