20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The ability to apply knowledge of physical processes and research approaches to understand a particular environment is a key geographical skill. This module aims to provide experience in process interpretation, focusing on the physical processes that have shaped the environment. The module will comprise a 5-day UK residential field class to the Lake District National Park and will cover a range of topics that complement and extend knowledge acquired on the BSc Physical Geography programme, including glaciology, climatology, landscape dynamics and environmental science. Students will be given the opportunity to develop field and research abilities, including in research design, field data collection and interpretation and science communication. Evening lectures during the field-trip will provide relevant background. Small group follow-up sessions will be used to support the presentation of research findings in a science piece.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on GEO programmes

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK