The benchmarking statements for Geography and Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences & Environmental Studies and programme specification documents found below have been added to these Web pages as a resource for the geography, earth and environmental sciences communities
We would like to thank the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) for permission to reproduce this material, but would like to emphasise that we are not acting on behalf of the QAA.
Colleagues wanting further information about benchmarking and programme specifications should visit the QAA Web pages. Details about the QAA's academic review of subjects and institutions can be found in the Academic review: England.
The statements have been produced in pdf format. To view the documents you will need to use Adobe Acrobat Reader, a copy of which can be downloaded free from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.
Benchmarking Statement for Geography
Benchmarking Statement for Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies
[Advice on Using the Earth Science, Environmental Science and Environmental Studies (ES3) Benchmarking Statement]
The programme specifications below are examples of departments' attempts to apply the QAA guidelines to particular courses. These drafts are provided as illustrations of different approaches, and should not be taken as templates for other departments to follow.
Departments are invited to email the programme specifications for their own courses as they are prepared to Dr Phil Gravestock, so that a range of approaches can be illustrated.
|Applied Geology||Kingston University|
|European Environmental Policy and Regulation (MSc)||University of Lancaster (rtf file - 94KB)|
|Geography||Edge Hill College of Higher Education|
University of Gloucestershire (working document)
|Geography||University of Lancaster (rtf file - 70KB)|
|Geography||University of Plymouth (pdf file - 120KB)|
|Human Geography||Brunel University|
|Human Geography||University of Gloucestershire (working document)|
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