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Course Overview

An introduction to landscape and associated conflicts by using the Cairngorm National Park as the setting. Visits to sporting estates, forests (plantation and semi-natural), farms, river management, ski centres and national nature reserves are used to exemplify the complex relationships between semi-natural and management environments and the people that occupy and use them.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor G Paton
  • Dr G Norton

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

  • One of MRes Soil Science or MSc Soil Science or Master Of Science In Environmental Pollution And Remediation or Master Of Science In Environmental Management or Master Of Science In Environmental And Ecological Sciences or MSc Environmental Science
  • 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 course considers not just the current and past land-uses on Deeside but also places this in the context of future changes as a consequence of environmental changes and economics. The course also addresses the impact of the National Park in local, national and international context.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 5 Field Courses during University week 36
  • 1 Lecture during University week s 35 - 36

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Summative Assessments

Field Trip Log

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateto develop a greater understanding of the dynamics of the landscape, the interactions and conflicts between stakeholders, providing you with a critical view of the application of environmental science

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