Last modified: 03 Feb 2017 16:01
This residential field course is based in Freiburg in SW Germany. 6/7 days are spent visiting different forests and meeting German forestry professionals.
This is a joint course with Freiburg University and University College Dublin which allows you to share ideas with students who have studied in different institutions.
Visiting forests overseas challenges many assumptions of how forests should be managed and allows you to reflect on how culture and policy as well as forest type affect forest management.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)|
One week residential field course in continental Europe (usually based on Freiburg) to study local forests, both their ecology and management for environmental protection and conservation, recreation, rural development (including community woodlands) and timber production.
Students arrange their own transport to and from Freiburg. This costs approximately £200 but may be less if you shop around and book early.
Alternative activities and/or venues may be made available to meet the requirements of disabled students. Students are required to cover the costs of travel to and from Freiburg, as well as contributing to the cost of subsistence and accommodation.
Please not that this course may not run if there is a low number of student enrolments.
Places may be limited by accommodation and transport constraints.
Dates: 7 April - 15 April 2017.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: Written Report (70%) and Participation (30%). Written report, two parts, equally weighted, a short reflective essay on the week as a whole (approx 500 words, 35%) and a detailed report on one of the site visits (approx 1,000 words, 35%). Resit: Resubmission of written report (100%).
Informal feedback is provided during the field visits and in the formal and informal discussions of the visits.
Students receive written feedback on their individual reports.