Module Details

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Code ENVS360
Coordinator Dr UJ Jha Thakur
Geography and Planning
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15


This module is based upon the execution of a client based mini-project. This module aims to provide students with the support to develop skills of analysis, interpretation, policy prescription and ethical considerations that may arise in client consultant relationshipS. It is well grounded in the Department’s own research activities and draws upon established links with a number of local authorities and other public bodies. The foundation for this module is laid out in the pre-requisite module of ENVS 329 (Sem 1). Hence, this module is based on applying the knowledge gained in ENVS329 and adds in real-life scenarios and is conducted in partnership with an identified client. It therefore lends itself to research-connected teaching, active learning and authentic assessment.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) able to apply skills in selecting, assembling, manipulating, presenting and interpreting data related to an environmental planning and management project;

(LO2) able to use skills of policy prescription based on these data;

(LO3) able to adopt a critical approach to the examination of existing practice in the analysis and evaluation of environmental planning and management projects;

(S1) Problem Solving

(S2) Communication

(S3) Leadership

(S4) Teamwork



This module is based entirely on a client based project and there is no fixed syllabus. Mandatory elements, however, include:

the development of a tender document

an initial presentation at an initial project meeting with the client

weekly tutorials on project progress

final presentation at a departmental conference

Teaching and Learning Strategies

F2F delivery, with social distancing on campus. All lectures will be available via VLE and delivered asynchronously. Client interaction will be done online.
Teaching Method 1 - Problem Based Learning
Description: Students are introduced to a Client and are required to work for the project specified by the client. It should be noted that the brief produced in consultation with the client is differentiated between the UG and PG levels to accommodate the respective learning levels and outcomes.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Group Project
Description: Students work in groups in tackling problem based learning. They organize their group activities and take a lead in managing their own group work.
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: Students will need to work outside module sessions to carry out the work.
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours (time spent away from the timetabled sessions but directed by the teaching staff): 6

Teaching Met hod 3 - Lecture
Description: Students are introduced to Environmental Management tools and environmental laws that may help them in dealing with their client's project
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: This is also to adjust the IEMA requirement

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 5




Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 118


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Project Group Report (Contains portfolio of activities)should have a length of 4500 words. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymo  -4500 words    50       
Client Group Presentation. Students within the group will contribute by conducting research, making up the slides, presenting them and also via client interaction. There is a resit opportunity.   Presentation 15-20 m    30       
Individual Report Baseline Understanding of Project. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission.  -1500 words    20       

Recommended Texts

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