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Course Overview

· This five day residential field course is held during the Easter vacation and follows one of two alternating programmes of visits: one in northern Scotland and the other in the Borders (S Scotland) and the Lake District (NW England)). 

· Students visit various multi-functional forests (at least one with a conservation designation) and learn about balancing different management objectives including timber production, environmental services and amenity – with visits hosted by the local forest managers.

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 Louise Page

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Master Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management

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?


One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.

Course Description

The aim of the course is to demonstrate various aspects of forest ecology and management in Great Britain. Content: - visits to forests in North Britain, meeting those responsible for managing the forests - forests visited will include those in both the public and private sector - forest management objectives discussed will be environmental, social and economic - exercises on forest ecology and management.

Associated Costs

Field course cost: £120

Further Information & Notes

Dates: Sat 13th April - Fri 19th April 2019.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management

Contact Teaching Time

4 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


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Summative Assessments

Continuous assessment (100%), based on 3 assignments.

Resit: Resubmission of failed individual elements of continuous assessment

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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