Undergraduate modules

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Module choices

The Department of Environment and Geography offers a wide selection of modules in environmental science, environmental geography, ecology, biology and economics. Exactly which modules are available to you will depend upon your chosen programme of study as well as your year of study.

For prospective students, we hope this gives you a flavour of the flexibility of course content we offer on each of our degree programmes.  For current students, more specific detail is available via the VLE.

For all students starting September 2017 (academic year: 2017/18)

First year modules

First year modules

BA/MEnv Human Geography and Environment

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Data Analysis for Environmental Research C
Ecological Principles for the Environment
Environment, Development & Society C
Environmental Field Project for Human Geography & Environment; Environment, Economics & Ecology C
Introduction to Human Geography C
Global Geographies C
Qualitative Approaches to Social Science Research C

 

BSc/MEnv Environmental Geography

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Data Analysis for Environmental Research C
Dynamic Earth C
Ecological Principles for the Environment
Environment, Development & Society C
Environmental Field Project for Environmental Geography & Environmental Science C
Environmental Geography Research C
Physical Geography C

 

BSc/MEnv Environmental Science

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Concepts in Environmental Science C
Data Analysis for Environmental Research C
Dynamic Earth C
Ecological Principles for the Environment
Environment, Development & Society C
Environment Field Project for Environmental Geography & Environmental Science C
Frontiers in Environmental Research C

 

BSc/MEnv Environment, Economics and Ecology

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Data Analysis for Environmental Research C
Ecological Principles for the Environment
Environment, Development and Society C
‌Environmental Field Project for Human Geography & Environment; Environment, Economics & Ecology C
Introductory Economics C
Introduction to Environment, Economics & Ecology C
Qualitative Approaches to Social Science Research C

Second year modules

Second year modules

BA/MEnv Human Geography and Environment

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Geographies of Development C
Food, Space, Culture and Society C
Residential Field Trip - Tenerife C
Sustainable Tourism and Transport C
Geographical Information Systems C
Economics of Sustainable Development O
Energy & the Environment O
Megacities and Urbanisation O
Environmental Policy - From Global to Local O
Environment Systems Project O
Biogeography O
Ocean Management and Conservation O

 

BSc/MEnv Environmental Geography

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Geographical Information Systems C
Earth Processes and Landforms C
Environment Systems Project C
Biogeography C
Residential Field Trip - Tenerife C
Energy & the Environment O
Environmental Geochemistry* O
Climate Change: Science, Observation and Impacts  O
Ecosystem Processes O
Ocean Management and Conservation O
Environmental Ecology (B) O

* This module requires AS level Chemistry or above

(B) This module is taught by the Biology Department

 

BSc/MEnv Environmental Science

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Ecosystem Processes C
Environmental Geochemistry* C
Climate Change: Science, Observation and Impacts C
Environment Systems Project C
Residential Field Trip - Tenerife C
Earth Processes and Landforms O
Energy & the Environment O
Geographical Information Systems
Biogeography O
Ocean Management and Conservation O
Environmental Ecology (B) O

* This module requires AS level Chemistry or above

(B) This module is taught by the Biology Department

 

BSc/MEnv Environment, Economics and Ecology

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Environmental Policy - From Global to Local C
Applied Economics for the Environment C
Residential Field Trip - Tenerife C
Ocean Management and Conservation C
Economics of Sustainable Development C
Climate Change: Science, Observation and Impacts O
Energy & the Environment O
Ecosystem Processes O
Geographical Information Systems O
Food, Space, Culture and Society O
Environmental Ecology (B) O
Geographies of Development O
Megacities and Urbanisation O
Sustainable Tourism and Transport O



(B) Taught by the Biology department

Third year modules

Third year modules

BA Human Geography and Environment

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Research Project C
Gender, Environment & Global Poverty C
Environmental Psychology for a Sustainable Society C
Production & Consumption Geographies - Field Trip to Prague O
Biodiversity & Society O
Land Use Change & Management: Perspectives from Agriculture & Forestry O

 

MEnv Human Geography and Environment

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Research Skills & Statistical Methods C
Advanced Literature Review C
Gender, Environment & Global Poverty C
Environmental Psychology for a Sustainable Society C
Fieldtrip to Prague: Production & Consumption Geographies O
Biodiversity & Society
Land Use Change & Management: Perspectives from Agriculture & Forestry O

 

BSc Environmental Geography

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Research Project C
Glaciers, Ice Sheets & Climate Change C*
Coastal Environments C*
Environmental Hazards C*
Glaciology & Volcanism in Iceland O
Atmosphere and Ocean Science O
Biodiversity & Society
Land Use Change & Management: Perspectives from Agriculture & Forestry O

* Students must take EITHER Environmental Hazards OR Coastal Environments AND Glaciers, Ice Sheets and Climate Change.

 

MEnv Environmental Geography

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Advanced Literature Review C
Research Skills & Statistical Methods
Glaciers, Ice Sheets & Climate Change C*
Coastal Environments C*
Environmental Hazards C*
Glaciology & Volcanism in Iceland O
Atmosphere and Ocean Science O
Biodiversity & Society
‌Land Use Change & Management: Perspectives from Agriculture & Forestry O

* MEnv students must take EITHER Environmental Hazards OR Coastal Environments AND Glaciers, Ice Sheets and Climate Change.

 

BSc Environmental Science

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Research Project
Atmosphere and Ocean Science C*
Pollution Monitoring, Assessment & Control C*
Land Use Change & Management: Perspectives from Agriculture & Forestry O
Environmental Hazards O
Biodiversity & Society O
Glaciology & Volcanism in Iceland O

* BSc students must take EITHER Atmosphere and Ocean Science OR Pollution Monitoring, Assessment and Control.

 

MEnv Environmental Science

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Advanced Literature Review C
Research Skills & Statistical Methods
Atmosphere and Ocean Science C*
Pollution Monitoring, Assessment & Control C*
‌Land Use Change & Management: Perspectives from Agriculture & Forestry O
Environmental Hazards O
Biodiversity & Society O
Glaciology & Volcanism in Iceland O

* MEnv students must take EITHER Atmosphere and Ocean Science OR Pollution Monitoring, Assessment and Control.

 

BSc Environment, Economics and Ecology

Key: C = Compulsory, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Research Project
Biodiversity & Society C*
Environmental & Natural Resource Economics C*
Land Use Change & Management: Perspectives from Agriculture & Forestry O
Environmental Hazards O
Atmosphere and Ocean Science
Fieldtrip to Prague: Production & Consumption Geographies O
Environmental Psychology for a Sustainable Society O
Gender, Environment & Global Poverty O

* BSc students must take EITHER Environmental and Natural Resource Economics OR Biodiversity and Society.

 

MEnv Environment, Economics and Ecology

Key: C = Compulsory for BSc degree, O = Optional

ModuleStatus
Research Skills & Statistical Methods
Advanced Literature Review C
Environmental & Natural Resource Economics C*
Biodiversity & Society C*
Land Use Change & Management: Perspectives from Agriculture & Forestry
Environmental Hazards
Atmosphere and Ocean Science O
Fieldtrip to Prague: Production & Consumption Geographies
Environmental Psychology for a Sustainable Society O
Gender, Environment & Global Poverty O

*MEnv students must take EITHER Environmental and natural resource economics OR Biodiversity and Society.

Fourth year modules (MEnv only)

Fourth year modules

MEnv Human Geography and Environment

Key: C = Compulsory O = Optional

ModuleStatus
‌MEnv Dissertation C
Vocational Modules (Business & the Environment and Environmental Impact Assessment or Corporate Social Responsibility) C
Low Carbon Futures C
Current Research in Human Geography & Environment C
Food & Water Security C

 

MEnv Environmental Geography

Key: C = Compulsory O = Optional

ModuleStatus
MEnv Dissertation C
Vocational modules (Business and the Environment and Environmental Impact Assessment or Corporate Social Responsibility) C
Reconstructing Environmental Change C
Current‌ Research in Environmental Geography C
IPCC Science O

 

MEnv Environmental Science

Key: C = Compulsory O = Optional

ModuleStatus
MEnv Dissertation C
Vocational modules (Business & the Environmenand Environmental Impact Assessment or Corporate Social Responsibility‌) C
Field Trip for Environmental Science C
Current Research in Environmental Science C
Ecotoxicology O
IPCC Science O
Environment & Health O

 

MEnv Environment, Economics and Ecology

Key: C = Compulsory O = Optional

ModuleStatus
‌MEnv Dissertation C
Vocational modules (Business & the Environment and Environmental Impact Assessment or Corporate Social Responsibility‌) C
Field Trip for Environment, Economics & Ecology C
Current Research in Environment, Economics & Ecology C
Applied Environmental Economics C
IPCC Science O
Environmental Governance O