|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||One extended term paper of 3,000 words (BSM0110) plus one written project assignment of 3,000 words|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission of any failed lelement of coursework|
In Semester 1, students study the theory of environmental impact assessment in the EIA Unit of the Biological Sciences Department. In Semester 2, the course is taught in the Law Department and is project based, giving students the opportunity to examine the use of Environmental Assessment techniques in practice. Students will be given a specific development proposal for the project, and will then study the manner in which the application for planning permission moves through the development control process to a decision (including public enquiry in some cases). The use of environmental assessment in practice will be evaluated from the Environmental Statement and other documentation presented in the planning process stages. The module is intended to give students an appreciation of both the theory and the practical application of environmental assessment techniques, and their importance and relevance in shaping the nature of discourse and decision making within the development control process.
This module is at CQFW Level 7