Global Environmental Issues A


This 20-credit module examines the conflict between the use of natural resources, growing environmental degradation and increasing population. It assesses the difficulties in distinguishing human impacts from natural environmental changes, and examines a number of specific environmental issues grouped within broad inter-disciplinary themes spanning key areas of research excellence in GEES including a selection of: ‘Water’, ‘Environment and Society’, ‘Climate Change’, ‘Forests’, ‘Environmental Health’ ‘Urban Environments’ and ‘Global Challenges’

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Understand the key drivers responsible for global environmental issues
  • Recognise the nature of short-term and long-term human impacts on the environment;
  • Synthesise the literature to derive an objective assessment on the significance of selected environmental issues.


1.5 hour unseen examination, essay style, 2 questions (100%)