Where possible we recommend taking 60 credits of courses per year.
Part-time students must take Foundations in Ecological Economics in Year 1 but may take Applications in Ecological Economics and Environmental Valuation in either Year 1 or Year 2.
Important information regarding optional courses: please be aware that the optional courses listed on this degree programme timetable may be subject to closure or a change of semester at short notice, and there may be a limit on places available. Unfortunately we can't guarantee that every student will get their preferred course option choices.
**For academic year 2021-22, the School of GeoSciences hopes to be able to run residential UK and overseas field trips as normal. However, due to possible ongoing restrictions around travel, social distancing and other Covid-19 impact on Health & Safety requirements, our fieldtrips may be subject to change or cancellation. We will continue to follow advice from the University and the Scottish and UK Governments over the next 12 months and adjust our plans accordingly, with the ultimate aim of ensuring the safety of our students and staff above all else. In the event that a planned fieldtrip or field activity cannot go ahead as advertised, alternatives will be put in place to ensure that the learning outcomes of the affected courses can still be met**
Across the entire programme, you will get to select 40 credits¿ worth of optional courses (i.e. two 20-credit courses). The rest of your study will consist of the compulsory courses. There is some flexibility in how you allocate the compulsory and optional courses across your programme of study. By the end of the taught component of the programme (i.e. six taught semesters), you must have completed 120 credits of courses (i.e. six 20-credit courses), and 80 credits of this (i.e. four 20-creidt courses) will have been compulsory for the programme.
1) We recommend students on the three-year track take two courses per year, one in each semester, for the entire duration of the programme. We also recommend that students on this track spread their dissertation over at least years 2 and 3 of the programme.
2) We recommend you leave Ecological Economics: Field Methods in Research and Practice until your final year, but if your work or family schedule would not permit travel in that year of study, then you may take that course sooner.
Every PT student must take Foundations in Ecological Economics during their first year, as well as at least one of the other compulsory courses (for a minimum total of 40 credits). However, as a part-time student on the 3-year track, you need to decide how you will allocate your course load between the years of study. You can discuss this with your personal tutor or programme directors (if they are different people), and consider this alongside your other likely obligations over the study period.
We recommend a maximum of 80 credits (i.e. four 20-courses) in the first year (excluding the course related to the Ecological Economics dissertation). If you take the minimum number of credits, then both of those courses must be core (i.e. compulsory) courses, and one of them must be Foundations in Ecological Economics.
You must take a minimum of two of the compulsory courses in year 1
- Foundations in Ecological Economics
Additionally, Pick From:
- Applications in Ecological Economics
- Environmental Valuation
- Ecological Economics: Field Methods in Research and Practice