2020/2021

Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

Students enter Second Science Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences from the First Science Area of Study - (CK404) - and proceed to a BSc (Hons) Degree in one of: Applied Plant Biology*, Earth Science, Ecology and Environmental Biology*, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, International Field Geosciences, Science Education (Biology route only), or Zoology.

*The title of these degree awards have changed from Environmental Plant Biotechnology to Applied Plant Biology and from Ecology to Ecology and Environmental Biology for students entering Second Science from 15/16 onwards.

The quotas for entry to the various degree programmes in Second Science are:

Quotas for Second Year from CK404

Applied Plant Biology 25

Earth Science

25

Ecology and Environmental Biology

25

Environmental Science

25

Geography

25

Geology

25

International Field Geosciences 4

Science Education (Biology route)

20

Zoology

25

Entry to each degree programme at the start of Second Science will be subject to selection by the Academic Board of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES). In filling the quotas, preference will be given to students passing the First University Examination in Science at the Summer Examination in the first year of registration for the First University Examination in Science and in order of merit of the overall aggregate mark for the year. Remaining places will be filled in order of merit without distinction as to when the examination was completed. Some flexibility may be allowed in these quotas. A shortfall in one programme could allow for an increased intake into another programme. Students who opt to enter International Field Geosciences will be offered places in order of merit based on their aggregate marks from compulsory modules in Geology (GL1001 and GL1004), Mathematical Sciences (MA1001), Chemistry (CM1003) and Physics (PY1009).

Applied Plant Biology

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

Elective Modules
The selection of elective modules in Third and Fourth Years may depend on the student having the necessary prerequisites. Elective modules must, therefore, be chosen in consultation with the appropriate Head of Discipline. In exceptional cases, the Academic Board of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the College will be prepared to consider applications for alternative elective modules in Third Year. Modules that have been taken and passed in one year of study may not be re-taken in a subsequent year.

SECOND SCIENCE - Applied Plant Biology
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (60 credits): AE2001 (5 credits), AE2007 (10 credits), BL2001 (5 credits), GL2019 (5 credits), MB2905 (5 credits), MB2906 (5 credits), PS2001 (5 credits), PS2002 (5 credits), PS2003 (5 credits), ST2001 (5 credits), ZY2005 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
THIRD SCIENCE - Applied Plant Biology
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (55 credits): BL3002 (10 credits), BL3003 (5 credits), BL3004 (5 credits), PS3003 (5 credits), PS3008 (5 credits), PS3020 (10 credits), PS3021 (5 credits), ST3001 (5 credits), MB3005 (5 credits)

FE/GL/ZY (5 credits from): FE3018 (5 credits), GL3028 (5 credits), ZY3020 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
FOURTH SCIENCE - Applied Plant Biology
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (50 credits): BL3004 (5 credits)*, BL4001 (15 credits), BL4004 (5 credits), BL4006 (5 credits), PS4006 (5 credits), PS4021 (5 credits), PS4024 (5 credits), ST4001 (5 credits)

AE/BL/FE/ZY (10 credits from): AE4012 (10 credits), AE4016 (5 credits), BL4003 (5 credits), EV4012 (5 credits), ZY4021 (5 credits)

*Note: BL3004 cannot be taken in fourth year if previously taken in third year.
Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Students who have passed Third Year may choose not to proceed to Fourth Year and may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary Degree.

The Fourth Science Research Project must be passed for the award of a BSc (Hons) Degree.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second and Third University Examinations in Science - Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second and Third Years respectively; Students must pass the BSc (Hons) (Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

Elective Modules
The selection of elective modules in Third and Fourth Years may depend on the student having the necessary prerequisites. Elective modules must, therefore, be chosen in consultation with the appropriate Head of Discipline. In exceptional cases, the Academic Board of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the College will be prepared to consider applications for alternative elective modules in Third Year. Modules that have been taken and passed in one year of study may not be re-taken in a subsequent year.

SECOND SCIENCE - Earth Science
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core ER Modules (5 credits): ER2002 (5 credits)

Core GG Modules (20 credits): GG2005 (5 credits), GG2025 (5 credits), GG2038 (5 credits), GG2046 (5 credits)

Core GL Modules (30 credits): GL2010 (5 credits), GL2011 (5 credits), GL2012 (5 credits), GL2017 (5 credits), GL2019 (5 credits), GL2020 (5 credits)

CS/EV/MA/NE/PY (5 credits from): CS1068 (5 credits), EV2002 (5 credits), MA1002 (5 credits), NE1001 (5 credits), PY2009 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
THIRD SCIENCE - Earth Science

Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core EV Modules (5 credits): EV2003 (5 credits)

Core ER Modules (10 credits): ER3005 (5 credits), ER3052 (5 credits)

Core GG Modules (15 credits): GG2037 (5 credits), GG3007 (5 credits), GG3056 (5 credits)

Core GL Modules (20 credits): GL3004 (5 credits), GL3028 (5 credits), GL3030 (5 credits), GL4029 (5 credits),

GG (10 credits from): GG3009 (5 credits), GG3027 (5 credits), GG3045 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
FOURTH SCIENCE - Earth Science
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core ER Modules (25 credits): ER4001 (15 credits), ER4004 (5 credits), ER4005 (5 credits)

Core GG Modules (10 credits): GG3012 (5 credits), GG3041 (5 credits)

Core GL Modules (10 credits): GL3031 (5 credits), GL4029 (5 credits)*

ER/GG/GL (15 credits from): ER4020 (5 credits), GG3009 (5 credits), GG3027 (5 credits), GG3037 (5 credits), GG3045 (5 credits)

*Note: GL4029 cannot be taken in fourth year if previously taken in third year.
Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Students who have passed Third Year may choose not to proceed to Fourth Year and may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary Degree.

The Fourth Science Research Project must be passed for the award of a BSc (Hons) Degree.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second and Third University Examinations in Science - Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second and Third Years respectively; Students must pass the BSc (Hons) (Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

Elective Modules
The selection of elective modules in Third and Fourth Years may depend on the student having the necessary prerequisites. Elective modules must, therefore, be chosen in consultation with the appropriate Head of Discipline. In exceptional cases, the Academic Board of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the College will be prepared to consider applications for alternative elective modules in Third Year. Modules that have been taken and passed in one year of study may not be re-taken in a subsequent year.

SECOND SCIENCE - Ecology and Environmental Biology
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (55 credits): AE2001 (5 credits), AE2007 (10 credits), BL2001 (5 credits), EV2002 (5 credits), PS2002 (5 credits), PS2003 (5 credits), ST2001 (5 credits), ZY2000 (5 credits), ZY2005 (5 credits), ZY2007 (5 credits)

GL/ZY (5 credits from): GL2019 (5 credits), ZY2006 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
THIRD SCIENCE - Ecology and Environmental Biology
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (50 credits): AE3013 (10 credits), BL3001 (5 credits), BL3002 (10 credits), BL3003 (5 credits), BL3004 (5 credits), ST3001 (5 credits), EV3015 (10 credits)

PA/PS/ZY (10 credits from): PA3300 (5 credits), PS3008 (5 credits), ZY3015 (5 credits), ZY3019 (5 credits), ZY3020 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
FOURTH SCIENCE - Ecology and Environmental Biology
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (40 credits): [AE4012 (10 credits) or ZY4020 (10 credits)], AE4016 (5 credits), BL4001 (15 credits), BL4004 (5 credits), EV4012 (5 credits)

BL/PA/PS/ST/ZY (20 credits from): BL4003 (5 credits), BL4006 (5 credits), PA4300 (5 credits), PS4021 (5 credits), PS4024 (5 credits), ST4001 (5 credits), ZY4021 (5 credits), ZY4022 (5 credits

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Students who have passed Third Year may choose not to proceed to Fourth Year and may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary Degree.

The Fourth Science Research Project must be passed for the award of a BSc (Hons) Degree.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second and Third University Examinations in Science - Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second and Third Years respectively; Students must pass the BSc (Hons) (Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

Elective Modules
The selection of elective modules in Third and Fourth Years may depend on the student having the necessary prerequisites. Elective modules must, therefore, be chosen in consultation with the appropriate Head of Discipline. In exceptional cases, the Academic Board of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the College will be prepared to consider applications for alternative elective modules in Third Year. Modules that have been taken and passed in one year of study may not be re-taken in a subsequent year.

SECOND SCIENCE - Environmental Science
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (60 credits): AE2001 (5 credits), CM2101 (5 credits), EV2001 (5 credits), EV2002 (5 credits), EV2003 (5 credits), GG2005 (5 credits), GG2037 (5 credits), GL2011 (5 credits), GL2020 (5 credits), PY2009 (5 credits), ST2001 (5 credits), ZY2005 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
THIRD SCIENCE - Environmental Science
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (50 credits): CM3104 (5 credits), EV3013 (5 credits), EV3014 (10 credits), EV3015 (10 credits), GG3012 (5 credits), GL3031 (5 credits), PY3011 (5 credits), ST3001 (5 credits)

AM/CM/GG/PA/PS (10 credits from)*: AM2006 (5 credits), CM3024 (10 credits), GG2046 (5 credits), GG3007 (5 credits), GG3041 (5 credits), PA3300 (5 credits), PS3008 (5 credits)

*Module selections must take into consideration the satisfaction of any prerequisites. Choices of certain combinations of modules may be restricted by timetable constraints.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

FOURTH SCIENCE - Environmental Science
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (35 credits)*: EV4001 (15 credits), EV4002 (10 credits), EV4012 (5 credits), EV4013 (5 credits)

AE/BL/CM/ER/EV/PA/PS/ST (25 credits from)*: AE4012 (10 credits), AE4016 (5 credits), BL4006 (5 credits), CM4026 (5 credits), CM4027 (5 credits), CM4112 (5 credits), ER4004 (5 credits), EV4010 (5 credits), PA4300 (5 credits), PS4021 (5 credits), PS4024 (5 credits), ST4001 (5 credits)

*Module selections must take into consideration the satisfaction of any prerequisites. Choices of certain combinations of modules may be restricted by timetable constraints.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Students who have passed Third Year may choose not to proceed to Fourth Year and may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary Degree.

The Fourth Science Research Project must be passed for the award of a BSc (Hons) Degree.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second and Third University Examinations in Science - Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second and Third Years respectively; Students must pass the BSc (Hons) (Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

Elective Modules
The selection of elective modules in Third and Fourth Years may depend on the student having the necessary prerequisites. Elective modules must, therefore, be chosen in consultation with the appropriate Head of Department. In exceptional cases, the Academic Board of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the College will be prepared to consider applications for alternative elective modules in Third Year. Modules that have been taken and passed in one year of study may not be re-taken in a subsequent year.

SECOND SCIENCE - Geography
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (25 credits): GG2005 (5 credits), GG2025 (5 credits), GG2027 (5 credits), GG2038 (5 credits), GG2046 (5 credits)
plus 10 credits from: GG2010 (5 credits), GG2014 (5 credits), GG2023 (5 credits), GG2041 (5 credits)

GL (10 credits from): GL2010 (5 credits), GL2011 (5 credits), GL2012 (5 credits), GL2017 (5 credits), GL2019 (5 credits), GL2020 (5 credits)

AE/AR/CS/EV/MA/NE/PY (15 credits from): AE2001(5 credits), AR2037 (5 credits), CS1070 (5 credits), EV2002 (5 credits), MA1002 (5 credits), NE1001 (5 credits), PY2009 (5 credits)
(timetable and module availability permitting)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
THIRD SCIENCE - Geography
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (35 credits): GG2037 (5 credits), GG3007 (5 credits), GG3009 (5 credits), GG3028 (5 credits), GG3052 (5 credits), GG3056 (5 credits), ST2001 (5 credits)

GG (20 credits from): GG3001 (5 credits), GG3010 (5 credits), GG3045 (5 credits), GG3046 (5 credits), GG3048 (5 credits), GG3051 (5 credits)

AR/GL/PA (5 credits from): AR3053 (5 credits), GL3031 (5 credits)*, PA3300 (5 credits)
(timetable and module availability permitting)

*Note: GL3031 cannot be taken in fourth year if previously taken in third year.
Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
FOURTH SCIENCE - Geography
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (35 credits): ER4004 (5 credits), GG3012 (5 credits), GG3027 (5 credits), GG3041 (5 credits), GG4008 (15 credits)

GG (15 credits from): GG3010 (5 credits), GG3037 (5 credits), GG3038 (5 credits), GG3043 (5 credits), GG3046 (5 credits), GG3051 (5 credits), GG4020 (5 credits)

ER/GL/PA (10 credits from): ER4005 (5 credits), GL3008 (5 credits), GL3031 (5 credits)*, GL4024 (5 credits), PA4300 (5 credits)

*Note: GL3031 cannot be taken in fourth year if previously taken in third year.
Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Students who have passed Third Year may choose not to proceed to Fourth Year and may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary Degree.

The Fourth Science Research Project must be passed for the award of a BSc (Hons) Degree.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second and Third University Examinations in Science - Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second and Third Years respectively; Students must pass the BSc (Hons) (Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

Elective Modules
The selection of elective modules in Third and Fourth Years may depend on the student having the necessary prerequisites. Elective modules must, therefore, be chosen in consultation with the appropriate Head of Discipline. In exceptional cases, the Academic Board of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the College will be prepared to consider applications for alternative elective modules in Third Year. Modules that have been taken and passed in one year of study may not be re-taken in a subsequent year.

SECOND SCIENCE - Geology
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core GL Modules (35 credits): GL2010 (5 credits), GL2011 (5 credits), GL2012 (5 credits), GL2016 (5 credits), GL2017 (5 credits), GL2019 (5 credits), GL2020 (5 credits)

Core GG Modules (10 credits ): GG2005 (5 credits), GG2037 (5 credits),

Core CM/EV/ST Modules (15 credits): CM2101 (5 credits), EV2003 (5 credits), ST2001 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
THIRD SCIENCE - Geology
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core GL Modules (50 credits): GL3004 (5 credits), GL3007 (5 credits), GL3009 (10 credits), GL3028 (5 credits), GL3030 (5 credits), GL3031 (5 credits), GL3032 (5 credits), GL3033 (5 credits), GL4029 (5 credits)

EV/GG (10 credits from): EV2002 (5 credits), GG2037 (5 credits) (if not taken in Second Year), GG2046 (5 credits), GG3007 (5 credits), GG3012 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
FOURTH SCIENCE - Geology
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core GL Modules (45 credits): GL4004 (5 credits), GL4011 (5 credits), GL4024 (5 credits), GL4029 (5 credits), GL4030 (20 credits), GL4031 (5 credits)

ER/GL/GG/EV Modules (15 credits from): ER4004 (5 credits), GL4020 (5 credits), GL4023 (5 credits), GG3012 (5 credits), EV4013 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Students who have passed Third Year may choose not to proceed to Fourth Year and may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary Degree.

The Fourth Science Research Project or Mapping Project must be passed for the award of a BSc (Hons) Degree.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second and Third University Examinations in Science - Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second and Third Years respectively; Students must pass the BSc (Hons) (Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

(Joint Degree between University College Cork and University of Montana)

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

Elective Modules
The selection of elective modules in Third and Fourth Years may depend on the student having the necessary prerequisites. Elective modules must, therefore, be chosen in consultation with the appropriate Head of Discipline. In exceptional cases, the Academic Board of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the College will be prepared to consider applications for alternative elective modules in Third Year. Modules that have been taken and passed in one year of study may not be re-taken in a subsequent year.

SECOND SCIENCE - International Field Geosciences
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core GL Modules (35 credits): GL2010 (5 credits), GL2011 (5 credits), GL2012 (5 credits), GL2016 (5 credits), GL2017 (5 credits), GL2019 (5 credits), GL2020 (5 credits)

GG (5 credits from): GG2005 (5 credits), GG2046 (5 credits)

EV (5 credits): EV2003 (5 credits)

FR/GE/HS (10 credits from): [FR1105 (5 credits) and FR1107 (5 credits)] or [FR2105 (5 credits) and FR2107 (5 credits)] or [GE0003 (5 credits) and GE0004 (5 credits)] or [GE0005 (5 credits) and GE0008 (5 credits)] or HS0028 (10 credits) or HS0128 (10 credits) or HS1102 (10 credits)

ST (5 credits): ST2001 (5 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

THIRD SCIENCE - International Field Geosciences
Students take 60 credits as follows:
This year is spent pursuing approved programmes of study at the University of Montana. Examination of the approved programmes shall be undertaken at the host institutions.

FOURTH SCIENCE - International Field Geosciences
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core GL Modules (35 credits): GL3009 (10 credits), GL4030 (20 credits), GL4031 (5 credits)

ER/GL (325 credits from): ER4004 (5 credits), GL3004 (5 credits), GL3007 (5 credits), GL3028 (5 credits), GL3030 (5 credits), GL3031 (5 credits), GL3032 (5 credits), GL4004 (5 credits), GL4020 (5 credits), GL4023 (5 credits), GL4024 (5 credits), GL4029 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Students who have passed Third Year may choose not to proceed to Fourth Year and may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary Degree.

The Fourth Science Research Project must be passed for the award of a BSc (Hons) Degree.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second and Third University Examinations in Science - Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second and Third Years respectively; Students must pass the BSc (Hons) (Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

Elective Modules
The selection of elective modules in Third and Fourth Years may depend on the student having the necessary prerequisites. Elective modules must, therefore, be chosen in consultation with the appropriate Head of Discipline. In exceptional cases, the Academic Board of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the College will be prepared to consider applications for alternative elective modules in Third Year. Modules that have been taken and passed in one year of study may not be re-taken in a subsequent year.

SECOND SCIENCE - Zoology
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (55 credits): AE2001 (5 credits), AE2007 (10 credits), BL2001 (5 credits), BL2002 (5 credits), GL2019 (5 credits), ST2001 (5 credits), ZY2000 (5 credits), ZY2005 (5 credits), ZY2006 (5 credits), ZY2007 (5 credits)

MA/PS (5 credits from): MA1002 (5 credits), PS2001 (5 credits), PS2002 (5 credits), PS2003 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
THIRD SCIENCE - Zoology
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (55 credits): AE3013 (10 credits), BL3001 (5 credits), BL3002 (10 credits), BL3003 (5 credits), BL3004 (5 credits), ST3001 (5 credits), ZY3015 (5 credits), ZY3019 (5 credits), ZY3020 (5 credits)

GL/PS/ZY (5 credits from): GL3028 (5 credits), PS3008 (5 credits), ZY3022 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
FOURTH SCIENCE - Zoology
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Core Modules (45 credits): [AE4012 (10 credits) or ZY4020 (10 credits)], BL4001 (15 credits), BL4004 (5 credits), ZY4016 (5 credits), ZY4021 (5 credits), ZY4022 (5 credits)

AE/BL/EV/PS/ST (15 credits from): AE4016 (5 credits), BL4003 (5 credits), BL4006 (5 credits), EV4012 (5 credits), PS4021 (5 credits), PS4024 (5 credits), ST4001 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Students who have passed Third Year may choose not to proceed to Fourth Year and may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary Degree.

The Fourth Science Research Project must be passed for the award of a BSc (Hons) Degree.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second and Third University Examinations in Science - Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second and Third Years respectively; Students must pass the BSc (Hons) (Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Applied Plant Biology (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Earth Science (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Ecology and Environmental Biology (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Environmental Science (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Geography (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Geology (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in International Field Geosciences (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Zoology (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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