You are taught through a combination of lectures, field trips, laboratory practicals and interactive workshops.
Interactive workshops take a variety of formats and are intended to enable the application of learning through computer based activities, discussion and small group activities.
Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures, and laboratory and field practicals are focused on developing subject specific skills and applied individual and group project work.
Talks by environmental practitioners are also an important part of the course relating theory to practice.
In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least four occasions in the first two years of the course and in the third year close contact should be kept with your Independent Study supervisor.
You use industry-standard analytical equipment throughout the course and have access to computer laboratory facilities with the latest software for geographical information systems (GIS), statistical analysis, and meteorological modelling. You also use a wide range of field equipment.
You have an opportunity to undertake a semester long work placement module in the second year of the course, and are strongly encouraged to undertake environment-focussed paid or voluntary work during vacations and/or volunteer during semester. We have close links with environmental and conservation organisations which offer numerous opportunities.