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Tackling Britain's Environmental Challenges (field course) - ENV00049H

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  • Department: Environment and Geography
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Liz Hurrell
  • 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 provides students with an opportunity to further develop their field and research skills in a UK setting. The module will involve a fieldtrip that will focus on a contemporary environmental challenge. Possible issues that the module may explore include: river and coastal flooding; rewilding and conservation; mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Please note that there is a cost associated with the field trip. Please contact the module leader for further details.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

The module aims to

  • Apply skills and knowledge from prior learning to a contemporary UK environmental challenge.

  • Further develop student’s field and research skills within a new environment.

  • Provide opportunities to work in multidisciplinary teams and adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to address and explore a contemporary environmental challenge.

  • Build communication skills

Module learning outcomes

  • Apply relevant field and research techniques to investigate and understand a contemporary environmental challenge in a UK setting.

  • Work in a multi-disciplinary team to address a challenge from multiple perspectives and design possible solutions.

  • Communicate complex ideas with non-specialist audiences.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

Oral feedback will be provided after the formative oral presentation. Written feedback will be provided on the report in accordance with the University’s Policy on Assessment Feedback Turnaround Time

Indicative reading

A reading list will be made available on the VLE

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.