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Programme Specification for the 2021/2 academic year

BSc (Hons) Marine Science

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBSc (Hons) Marine Science Programme codeUFS3GOACSMCC
Study mode(s) Academic year2021/2
Campus(es)Cornwall Campus
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

Stage 1


105 credits of compulsory modules, 15 credits of optional modules

Compulsory Modules

 aTo follow the Environmental Science pathway through the fieldclass and to include Coding Camp for the last three days of the week.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BIO1422 Introduction to Marine Biology 15No
CSM1041 Quantitative Methods for GeoScientists 15No
GEO1417 How the Oceans Work 15No
GEO1405B Earth System Science 15No
GEO1406B Analysis of Environmental Data 15No
GEO1416 Environmental Science Tutorials 15No
GEO1506B West Penwith Fieldclass see note 'a'15No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CSM1031 Earth and Environmental Chemistry 15No
LAW1016C A Legal Foundation for Environmental Protection 15No

Stage 2


75 credits of compulsory modules, 45 credits of optional modules

Compulsory Modules

b The field course module, GEO2447, is compulsory. If you are unable to take the field course, you will be required to take another optional module.

 

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
GEO2441 Remote Sensing for Environmental Management 15No
GEO2447 Isles of Scilly Field Course [see note b above]15No
GEO2448 Research Methods in Geography, Environment and Society 15No
GEO2451 Ice Sheets: Glaciology, Climate and the Oceans 15No
GEO2457 Physical Ocean Processes 15No

Optional Modules

c CSM2183 is 30 credits including Dorset Field Course.

d You may not take GEO2449 and LES2002 in the same academic year.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BioP S2 BSc MS opt 2021-2 see notes 'c' and 'd'
BIO2432 Exploitation of the Sea 15 No
BIO2438 Marine Ecology 15 No
CSM2183 Sedimentology 30 No
FCH2000C Communicating Global Issues in a Changing World 15 No
GEO2440 Geographical Information Science and Systems 15 No
GEO2442 The Politics of Climate Change and Energy 15 No
GEO2449 Green Consultants 15 No
GEO2450 Biogeography 15 No
ECM2911 Mathematics of the Environment 15 No
ECM2912 Advanced Interdisciplinary Mathematics 15 No
LAW2016C Environmental Regulation and Redress 15 No
LES2002 Workplace Learning 15 No

Stage 3


60 credits of compulsory modules, 60 credits of optional modules

Compulsory Modules

e GEO3462 Dissertation in Marine Science is a 40-credit GEO-coded module but you may select a supervisor from either CLES or CEMPS (i.e. in Geography/Environmental Science, Biosciences, Renewables or Geology).

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
GEO3462 Dissertation in Marine Science [see note e above]40Yes
GEO3463 Research Cruise 15No
LES3001 Preparing to Graduate 5No

Optional Modules

d You may not take GEO2449 and LES2002 in the same academic year.

 

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BioP SF BSc MS opt 2021-2 see notes 'd' and 'e'
BIO3116 Marine Vertebrate Conservation 15 No
BIO3409 Symbiosis in Marine Systems 15 No
CSM3060 Dynamic Climates of the Past 15 No
CSM3061 Energy Resource Geology 15 No
GEO2449 Green Consultants 15 No
GEO3455 Marine Climate and Environmental Change 15 No
GEO3458 Marine and Coastal Sustainability 15 No
GEO3464 Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics 15 No
GEO3465 Polar Frontiers 15 No
GEO3466 Biological Oceanography 15 No
LAW3016C Legal Response to Environmental Destruction 15 No
LES2002 Workplace Learning 15 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

7. Programme Regulations

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences (CEMPS)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BSc (Hons) Marine Science

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date Date of last revision