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Course Overview

The course examines rural policy, land use and socio-economic issues associated with the countryside at local and national scales.  Issues include land management, tourism, diversification, planning, conservation etc. 

The substantive element is a field trip to the Highlands or Lake District where projects will be studied with visits to various estates and key stakeholder agencies. Students identify research topics and undertake research on policy topics in groups and individually.  Formal teaching includes lecture and seminars.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Nicholas Spedding

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?

  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The objective of this course is to understand, develop and evaluate strategies, plans and policies in relation to the management of rural properties in the UK. Students will develop an understanding how rural land and land management is operationalised in the UK.

Further Information & Notes


Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

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

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment: 100% continuous assessment. Field trip (6 days).

Formative Assessment




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