School of GeoSciences

Teaching & assessment

MSc teaching is executed through a range of teaching and assessment modes.

The MSc in Carbon Management is delivered by a mixture of online lecture study, virtual group meetings with the course organiser and tutor, online readings and online role-play based exercises. Each course employs a range of assessment types, including video presentations, essays, and project reports.

Sample discussions, lectures and Hangouts

Expected time commitment

Each of the courses on this MSc are worth 20 credits with an estimated time commitment of 200 hours over the course of the semester. This includes time required for lectures, discussions and readings, as well as the time spent in reflection and application of ideas for assignments. As a rough guide, in a 20-credit course you are likely to need to spend 7-10 hours a week reading and actively participating in the programme, with more around the time of assignment completion. However, because all of the courses are delivered online, it is quite flexible in a way that campus based courses can’t be.

The dissertation is a 40 credit component has an estimated time commitment of 400 hours over the course of two semesters.

Any students who have concerns about their work-load should speak to their personal tutor or the Programme Director who will always try to help.

Example student assessments

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2013/14 Student assignments

Students created 10 minute videos assessing the potential vulnerabilities to and impacts of climate change on their home town (making use of location shots where possible).

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2012/2013 Student assignments

Students created 10 minute videos assessing the potential vulnerabilities to and impacts of climate change on their home town (making use of location shots where possible).