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Frontiers in Environmental Science - ENV00048H

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  • Department: Environment and Geography
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Darpan Das
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module summary

This module explores cutting edge research being conducted by staff in our department. Every week, a member of staff will introduce you to their research and provide you the opportunity to experience it further in an interactive seminar. In addition, students will learn about and tour the world leading research facilities at the University of York.

Related modules


Environmental Chemistry (Yr1)

Ecological Principles (Yr 1)

Our Dynamic Earth (Yr 1)

Climate Science (Yr2)

Applied Environmental Science (Yr 2)


Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2024-25

Module aims

Subject content aims:

Develop students’ understanding of environmental science issues

Become familiar with world leading research facilities and instrumentation

Discuss current research trends and future research directions

Academic and employability skills aims:

Develop skills in critically assessing and synthesising research

Effectively make arguments in various forums (discussions, debates, campaigns etc)

Module learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of current environmental challenges and the approaches and instrumentation used to study them.

  2. Identify strengths and limitations in research designs and techniques.

  3. Apply fundamental Environmental Science Knowledge to regional environmental challenges


Task Length % of module mark
Portfolio : Portfolio
N/A 100

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

Portfolio task: staff will set a task corresponding to their week and the students will submit a portfolio where they chose 5/7 tasks to submit for assessment.


Task Length % of module mark
Portfolio : Portfolio
N/A 100

Module feedback

Written feedback will be provided on assessment in accordance with the University’s Policy on Assessment Feedback Turnaround Time

Indicative reading

This module is based exclusively on current research by academic staff members. However, an indicative academic journal would be Environmental Science and Technology.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.