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Full Time Environment And Heritage Studies Bachelor Of Science Honours

North Highland College

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ENVIRONMENT and HERITAGE STUDIES Bachelor of Science Honours Qualification BSc Hons SCQF level : 9/10 Availability Thurso Dornoch Start Annually in September Duration One academic year full time at each level; longer if studied part-time Career Other relevant courses Curriculum areas History Course summary Available over 3 years full time or over 4 years for the Honours level: part time attendance also possible Course description Who can join? For the general degree, you should hold three passes including Standard Grades at level 3 or above in English, Maths and a science subject with one of these passes at Higher grade, or have achieved a grouping of relevant SQA modules/units. For an Honours degree you should have four passes. If you are a mature student without these formal qualifications, but demonstrate the ability to benefit from the course, you are also welcome to apply. How do I attend? This course is available on a flexible study basis requiring some college attendance for video conferencing. it is therefore possible to study the course through our college campuses. What will I study? This course helps you to understand the complex interaction of natural and human forces that have shaped the highlands and Islands. You will connect local and global experiences of managing (or mismanaging) the environment, discover the historical processes that formed today's landscapes, and consider the concept of 'heritage' that is central to our perception of the region. Firstly investigating soil science, archaelogical theory and method and biological systems, you will analyse the forces that have created local landscapes. As you progress through the course you will have an increasing range of options allowing you a degree of specialisation in either environmental science or archaeology. The course features a thorough grounding in environmental science and archaeology, articulation to various masters level programmes and uses regional resources as a 'living laboratory'. Year 1 includes: Introduction to Global Environmental Issues, Interpreting data, Principles of Ecology, Introduction to Highlands & Islands, History of Material Culture, Archaeological Theory and Method. Year 2 includes: Permaculture, Interpreting Risk, Nature Conservation, Ecosystems, Marine & Coastal Management, Introduction to Soils. Year 3 includes: Research Management Skills, Climate Change, Roman Iron Age, Globalisation and Sustainable Development, Tourism and the Environment and Environmental Archaeology. To gain an Honours degree you will need to complete a dissertation and study a number of modules that may include: Environmental Ethics, Environment and Heritage Management, Cultural Identity and Social Space, Funerary Archaeology, Landscape Ecology and Vikings. What could I do next? This is a valuable qualification for graduates seeking employment with agencies such as tourist boards and government agencies dealing with the environment, heritage management, consultancy capacity to private developers, corporate organisations, wildlife trusts and country estates or postgraduate research. How do I join? School Leavers applying for the full degree on a full time basis should apply through the UCAS system Other full time, or part time students should . If you need more information before completing the form, contact Admissions. Course Fees for Part Time Students The modules which count towards this qualification are available on an individual basis, making it possible for part time students to gather sufficient to achieve the award, albeit over a longer period. You may not have to pay any fees for these modules if you qualify for a fee waiver, for instance if you are eligible for certain benefits. See the college's Fee Waiver Policy in the resources area of the website. It is possible to use a current Individual Learning Account (ILA200) to pay for these modules as you come to study them. Part time students may also possible qualify for the ILA500, which is a ?50

ENVIRONMENT and HERITAGE STUDIES Bachelor of Science Honours Qualification BSc Hons SCQF level : 9/10 Availability Thurso Dornoch Start Annually in September Duration One academic year full time at each level; longer if studied part-time Career Other relevant courses Curriculum areas History Course summary Available over 3 years full time or over 4 years for the Honours level: part time...

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