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Programme structure: Environmental Geoscience (BSc) - what's running in 2021/22

All mandatory 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
Environmental Geoscience Research Project EASC30040 30 Mandatory TB-4
Environmental Geoscience Fieldwork EASC30029 10 Mandatory AYEAR
Geomicrobiology EASC30051 10 Mandatory TB-2C
Environmental Impact Assessment EASC30060 10 Mandatory TB-4
Oceans and Climates EASC30071 20 Mandatory TB-1
40 credit points from the optional unit lists below (maximum of 20cp of non-core options permitted):
Core options recommended for this programme:
Environmental Radioactivity EASC30050 10 Optional TB-2D
Physical Volcanology EASC30062 10 Optional TB-1A
Hydrogeology EASC30065 10 Optional TB-1A
Volcanic Hazards EASC30076 10 Optional TB-1B
Non-core options (choice is subject to timetabling constraints):
Global Seismology EASC30063 10 Optional TB-2C
Macroevolution EASC30066 10 Optional TB-2C
Marine Micropalaeontology EASC30067 10 Optional TB-1A
Basins and Reservoirs EASC30072 10 Optional TB-1B
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics EASC30074 10 Optional TB-2C
Mineral Resources EASC30075 10 Optional TB-2C
Environmental Geoscience (BSc)   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).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

Additional progress information

The alternative classified honours degree of Science (Environmental Geoscience) (BSc) may be awarded on this programme. For further details please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes

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