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Course Overview

In relation to Forestry, which takes up the major part of this course, students study the planning and caring of trees and the management of woods for conservation purposes, commercial exploitation and recreational use.  There are several field visits. Overview of the British forestry sector and examines classification of woodlands, tree identification, silvicultural systems and estate policy. Game management examines upland and lowland estates in terms of deer and grouse management together with salmon fishing and other related game interests.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Louise Page

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Either Geography (GG) (Studied) or Master of Land Economy in Rural Surveying & Rural Property Mgmt (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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

Forestry - Introduction to UK forestry - The forest estate and policy National classification of woodlands - Natural regeneration - Silvicultural systems -  Forest mensuration  and harvesting  - Certification

Game Management -  Introduction to game management  - Pheasants, Partridge, Grouse Deer species -   Fishings Raptor and vermin control

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Land Economy in Rural Surveying & Rural Property Mgmt

Contact Teaching Time

38 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment Examination (60%) and continuous assessment assignments including group forestry project on measuring and valuing a woodland. (40%)

Formative Assessment




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