Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module prepares students for the third year research projects, and for their future careers, through the application of their skills and understandings to the 'real world' through a 6-8 day residential field course and through the design of a research project to be carried out in their third year.
This module aims to develop students' research skills appropriate to the fields of Environmental Science and Environment & Sustainability. Students will apply their understanding of research methodologies and skills to the design of their own research project for their third year independent project, and to research in the 'real world' through a residential field course.
Intended Learning Outcomes
design a piece of research achievable as a third year dissertation project and applicable to the field of Environmental Science or Environment & Sustainability (as appropriate); showing an ability to synthesize the research literature, select appropriate techniques for data collection and analysis, and conduct research ethically and safely.: 2integrate and apply knowledge of the biological, geological, chemical and social aspects of the fields of environmental science and sustainability;: 1assess solutions to problems of managing disturbed/degraded/disadvantaged areas and demonstrate an understanding of environmental management issues in a range of environments and contexts;: 1apply theoretical knowledge and understanding of environmental science and sustainability issues to specific social, geographical and environmental contexts;: 1demonstrate understanding of the ideological and philosophical underpinning of different approaches to environmental and sustainability research;: 2apply knowledge and skills to field work in an unfamiliar environment.: 1
60 hours field course12 hours workshops78 independent learning hours
This module is only for students who are studying abroad in semester 1 and will miss half of the 30-credit ESC-20079.
1: Portfolio weighted 60%
Description of Module Assessment
Field course portfolioA portfolio of activities covered as part of a 6 to 8 day field course2: Research Proposal weighted 40%
2000 word research proposal2000 word research proposal appropriate for a Level 6 independent project, incorporating a literature review, aims and objectives, ethics and resource considerations and a risk assessment