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Environment and Sustainability BSc (Hons) - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Environment and Sustainability

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Environment and Sustainability
DipHE Environment and Sustainability
CertHE Environment and Sustainability

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UFG10001 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UFG10001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

101078, 100488

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Centre for Environment & Sustainability

Programme Leader

DRUCKMAN Angela (CES)

Date of production/revision of spec

02/12/2022

Educational aims of the programme

  • To equip students with wide-ranging and in-depth understanding of local and global sustainability challenges
  • To equip students with the research and analytical skills appropriate for evaluating sustainability challenges and solutions
  • To develop in students a good understanding of key concepts such as resilience, life cycle thinking, the circular economy, knowledge systems for sustainable development, and the history and geography of the environment and sustainability.
  • To provide students with the policy context of sustainable development
  • To develop in students strong inter-disciplinary competences so they can act effectively in interdisciplinary learning or work situations
  • To develop in students strong inter-disciplinary competences so they can act effectively in interdisciplinary learning or work situations

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Be able to articulate key concepts and theories relating to global inequality and poverty KC CertHE
Understand the benefits of using qualitative and quantitative research methods KC CertHE
Be able to collect and analyse qualitative data CPT CertHE
Understand the dynamic nature of the natural environment and human impacts on the natural systems at the planetary scale KC CertHE
Be able to analyse simple human-environment interactions PT CertHE
Understand the key global challenges to achieving sustainable development KC CertHE
Be able to apply indicators to measure different aspects of sustainable development CP CertHE
Understand the science behind key environmental problems like climate change KC CertHE
Be able to interpret and describe the results of spatial data analysis PT CertHE
Be able to collect and analyse quantitative data CPT DipHE
Be able to present sustainability related information in an accessible format for a public audience PT DipHE
Understand the key characteristics of environmental law KC DipHE
Understand function of key international organisations in facilitating international cooperation and development KC DipHE
Be able to critical assess environmental assessment reports KPT DipHE
Understand the challenges posed by rapid urbanisation and be able to articulate key policy debates about sustainable urbanisation KC Ord
Be able to analyse a product from a life cycle perspective to identify its key sustainability impacts KCPT Ord
Be able to formulate a research question and design an appropriate methodology and carryout research relating to sustainable development KCPT BSc (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.