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Course Overview

The dissertation provides Diploma students with the opportunity to select, design, conduct and report a detailed investigation of a topic pertaining to rural land management and which is studied in depth over the summer following best practice research methodology. The aim is to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a particular rural topic, including the academic background, relevant policy and the roles played by various actors and agencies. The research is conducted in an academically robust and ethically sensitive manner.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Katrin Prager

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

  • Geography (GG) (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

The aim of the Diploma dissertation/case study is to provide students with the opportunity to select, design, conduct and report a detailed investigation of a rural topic of their own choice or, in the context of work placement, a topic completed in partnership with an external agency. The topic will reflect the philosophy of the MLE degree programme and must be formally approved by the Department.

Further Information & Notes


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Dissertation/Case study 100%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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