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Course Overview

· This five day residential field course is held during the Easter vacation and follows one of two alternating programmes of visits: one in northern Scotland and the other in the Borders (S Scotland) and the Lake District (NW England)). 

· Students visit various multi-functional forests (at least one with a conservation designation) and learn about balancing different management objectives including timber production, environmental services and amenity – with visits hosted by the local forest managers.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Louise Page

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or MSci Biological Sciences

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The aim of the course is to demonstrate various aspects of forest ecology and management in Great Britain. Content: - visits to forests in North Britain, meeting those responsible for managing the forests - forests visited will include those in both the public and private sector - forest management objectives discussed will be environmental, social and economic - exercises on forest ecology and management.

Associated Costs

Field course costs £90 for academic year 2015/2016

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

4 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Continuous assessment (1000%), based on 3 assignments.

Formative Assessment




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