Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Environmental Science Dissertation
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Only available to Honours Environmental Science
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Dissertation: Marks awarded for initial design, content (double weighted) & presentation  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of dissertation  100%

Learning Outcomes

On succesful completion of this module students will be able to:-

  • demonstrate in depth knowledge of their chosen subject area
  • demonstrate critical thought
  • demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research
  • demonstrate the ability to synthesise conflicting/ complimentary arguments
  • present, where appropriate, data in numerate form


To develop skills in basic research and written presentation of results. Emphasis is placed on initial design of investigations, quantitative and inferential analysis and all aspects of presentation, including argument and graphical support.

Brief description

An independent piece of research involving the collection and analysis of primary data. Normally based on fieldwork undertaken during the summer vacation and Semester 1 of the third year.


This module is at CQFW Level 6