Environmental Science [BSc] Year 3

The focal point of Year 3 is an in-depth project, in which you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to carry out a substantial piece of research work independently, supervised by an expert in your chosen subject. You will have the opportunity to develop knowledge of special interests and to build upon experience gained in Years 1 and 2.  Along with core modules, in the third year students are able to choose from a wide range of optional modules in order to develop their career in the direction of their choice. The Tenerife field course provides an opportunity to study a complete environmental system and is the final integrative step linking all of the different aspects of Earth as a system. We also provide you with support and guidance in how to develop a career.

Field course to: Tenerife

Year 3 Aims

The focal point of Year 3 is the project, which will see you given the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to carry out a substantial piece of research work independently. You will also have the opportunity to develop knowledge of special interests and to build upon experience gained in years 1 and 2 with field work and guidance in how to develop a career.

Year 3 Learning Outcomes

At successful completion of Year 3 you will be able to:

  • demonstrate the acquisition of specialist knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts and theories in selected areas (depending on choice of programme, Env. Science or Env. Studies, and pathway) of environmental science and management
  • have designed and undertaken an independent research project focussed on some aspect of environmental science or environmental management
  • demonstrate an ability to apply appropriate skills and techniques for data collection
  • demonstrate an ability to interpret, integrate and critically evaluate data in the light of defined aims and objectives and the uncertainty that is always inherent in our knowledge of particular systems
  • demonstrate appropriate IT skills in the presentation of results
  • effectively communicate orally and by a variety of written media
  • develop, articulate and sustain arguments

 

You must do all of the mandatory course units and 30 credits from the optional units:

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