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Programme structure: Environmental Geoscience with Study Abroad (MSci) - what's running in 2021/22

This integrated Masters programme has been designated as type II: Specialised or Advanced Masters in accordance with the QAA Degree Characteristics Statement. Please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes for further information on this type of programme.

All units in this year are must pass. For the definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms from Annex 1 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Numerical Methods and Programming EASC20041 10 Mandatory TB-2
Sedimentology EASC20007 10 Mandatory TB-2C
Environmental Geoscience Field Skills EASC20018 10 Mandatory AYEAR
Geobiology EASC20024 10 Mandatory TB-1A
Atmospheric Processes EASC20027 10 Mandatory TB-1A
Introduction to Field Mapping EASC20029 10 Mandatory AYEAR
Soils and the Critical Zone EASC20037 10 Mandatory TB-2D
Analytical Geochemistry EASC20038 10 Mandatory TB-2C
Applied Geophysics EASC20042 10 Mandatory TB-1B
Geochemistry 1 EASC20043 10 Mandatory TB-1B
Mapping, Tectonics and Remote Sensing EASC20045 20 Mandatory TB-1
Diploma of Higher Education   120    

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Additional progress information

Students not attaining at least 60% at first sitting in both January and June exams will be transferred onto the standard MSci programme.

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