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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

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 Katrin Prager

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

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 7 - 17

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Summative Assessments

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

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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