The BSc degree in Earth and Environmental Science is a three-year full-time degree scheme; Part 1 (Year 1) is qualificatory, and marks from Part 2 (Years 2 and 3) classify the degree. The intellectual content of modules becomes increasingly more demanding from Years 1 to 3. As students progress through the degree, we expect to see evidence of increased intellect, independence and scientific rigour in all assessed work.
ENV 101 Global Climate Change
ENV 102 Geological Processes
ENV 103 Dynamic Landscapes I
ENV 104 Hydrological Processes
ENV 105 Atmosphere, Weather and Climate I
ENV 111 Environmental Management
ENV 112 Natural Hazards
ENV 113 Earth's Internal Processes
ENV 114 Environmental Microbiology
ENV 115 Chemistry, Pollution and Human Health
For students without A2 Mathematics or equivalent
ENV 122 Numerical Skills ES I
ENV 124 Numerical Skills ES II
For students without A2 Chemistry or equivalent
ENV 123 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
Students are free to make up the remainder of their 15 Part I modules from a wide variety on across the University, although many chose to study cognate disciplines.
To proceed to Part 2 Earth and Environmental Science, students must achieve at least 45% in the ENV100 and ENV110 series, at least 40% in the other module group and 45% in the support (ENV120) Maths and Chemistry courses where taken.
Year 2 (6/16 units)
ENV 200 Environmental Field Course
ENV 201 Project Skills
ENV 210 Catchment Hydrology
ENV 211 Aquatic Biogeochemistry
ENV 220 Dynamic Landscapes II
ENV 230 Atmosphere, Weather and Climate II
ENV 221 Soil Science
ENV 203 Earth Science Field Skills
ENV 204 Geological Mapping
Unit 1/2 comprises ENV 200, ENV 201 and ENV 203
Unit 3/4 comprises ENV 210, ENV 211 and ENV 230
Unit 5/6 comprises ENV 220, ENV 221 and ENV 204
Progression to Year 3 is subject to satisfactory performance in Year 2; after re-sits students must have achieved a pass (at least 40%) in 3 of the 6 units of assessment.
Year 3 (10/16 units)
ENV 300 Dissertation (2/16 units)
ENV 323 Geological Hazards (1/16 units each)
ENV 321 The Dynamic Earth
ENV 312 Hydrogeology
ENV 322 Environmental and Resource Geophysics
ENV 320 Volcanic Processes Field Course (1/16 units each)
ENV 341 Environmental Radioactivity
ENV 331 Aerosol, Clouds and Climate
ENV 342 Soil and Water Pollution
ENV 311 Modelling Hydrological Processes
GEOG 367 Coastal Processes
ENV 313 Water Supply and Control
ENV 345 Risk Assessment and Management
ENV 314 Chemical Oceanography
No more than 4 per term.
Students graduate with a BSc degree, Honours or Pass, in Earth and Environmental Science. Degrees are classified according to the university's standard regulations for 16-unit degree schemes.