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Description

Programme Specification for the 2022/3 academic year

BSc (Hons) Marine Science with Professional Placement

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBSc (Hons) Marine Science with Professional Placement Programme codeUFS4GOACSMCE
Study mode(s) Academic year2022/3
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

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

aThe field course module, GEO1421, is compulsory. If you are unable to take the field course, you will be required to take another optional module

Stage 1


120 credits of compulsory modules, 0 credits of optional modules

Compulsory Modules

aThe field course module, GEO1421, is compulsory. If you are unable to take the field course, you will be required to take another optional module. Please discuss this with the programme lead.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BIO1433 Marine Biology 30No
CSM1041 Quantitative Methods for GeoScientists 15No
GEO1405B Earth System Science 15No
GEO1419 Introduction to data science 15No
GEO1420 Atmospheric and Oceanic Systems, Their Interactions and Importance 15No
GEO1422 Marine Science Tutorials 15No
GEO1421 Marine and Environmental Science Field Course [See note a above]15No

Stage 2


90 credits of compulsory modules, 45 credits of optional modules

Compulsory Modules

b The field course module, GEO2460, is compulsory. If you are unable to take the field course, you will be required to take another optional module.

c Module is 30 credits including Dorset Field Course.

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

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
GEO2441 Remote Sensing for Environmental Management 15No
GEO2460 Environment and Sustainability on the Isles of Scilly [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
GEO2461 Second Year Tutorials 15No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BioP S2 BSc MS opt 2021-2 [see notes c and d above]
BIO2432 Exploitation of the Sea 15 No
BIO2438 Marine Ecology 15 No
CSM2183 Sedimentology 30 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
LAW2016C Environmental Regulation and Redress 15 No
LES2002 Workplace Learning 15 No
BIO2437 Biology of Aquatic Vertebrates 15 No
CSC2010M Oceans and Human Health 15 No
CSM2190 Geophysics 15 No

Stage 3


120 credits of compulsory modules 

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LES3002 Professional Placement 120No

Stage 4


60 credits of compulsory modules, 60 credits of optional modules

Compulsory Modules

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

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).

f The field course module, GEO3463, is compulsory. If you are unable to take the field course, you will be required to take another optional module.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
GEO3462 Dissertation in Marine Science [see note e above]40Yes
GEO3463 Research Cruise [See note f above]15No
GEO3471 Preparing to Graduate 5No

Optional Modules

 

 

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BioP SF BSc MS opt 2021-2 [See note d above]
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
GEO3465 Polar Frontiers 15 No
GEO3466 Biological Oceanography 15 No
LAW3016C Legal Response to Environmental Destruction 15 No
LES2002 Workplace Learning 15 No
GEO3454 Antarctica: Science from a Frozen Continent 15 No
GEO3448 Quaternary Environmental Change 15 No
BIO3433 Ocean Management and Conservation 15 No
ENE3003 Marine Renewable Energy 15 No
GEO3469 Catastropolis 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

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students’ learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(http://as.exeter.ac.uk/support/admin/staff/qualityassuranceandmonitoring/tqamanual/fullcontents/)

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

The University and its constituent Colleges review the quality and standard of teaching and learning in all taught programmes against a range of criteria through the procedures outlined in the Teaching Quality Assurance (TQA) Manual Quality Review Framework.

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)

Not applicable to this programme

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences (CEMPS)

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BSc (Hons) Marine Science with Professional Placement

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

08/07/2022