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Course Overview

​One week of field work in a multiple use forest followed by five weeks of data analysis, practical tasks and writing provides training required to construct a management plan.

Structured practical sessions provide experience with spreadsheets, ArcGIS and other technical software and increases your confidence with data handling and analysis.

The main assignment in the form of a management plan allows you to develop your skills to a professional standard.

The mixture of science and management offers you a unique range of skills required by employers.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Louise Page

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme or MSci Biological Sciences (Studied)
  • One of Forestry (FY) or Master Of Science In Ecology & Conservation 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

​Environmental management plans define the objectives of management for a site and set out a programme of activities for a fixed period of time, usually five years. Fieldwork will be conducted at a local site where you will collect a variety of biological and physical data relevant to the management goals for your plan. With structured support in the classroom you will set long and short-term management objectives, prepare a description of the site, analyse past management practices, develop a planning structure, set out management prescriptions to be adopted, prepare prescriptions for environmental protection and set out a financial forecast for the plan period.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown



Management plan; presentation of an outline of plan

Resit Assessment:

Similar to the first attempt, with continuous assessment grades carried forward with an opportunity to resit the component(s) that was(were) failed in the first attempt.

Formative Assessment




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