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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

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 Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor Graeme Paton
  • Dr Gareth 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.

Further Information & Notes

Dates Mon 1st April - Fri 5th April 2019.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Poster (80%) and public engagement exercise (20%)

Resit: Resubmission of failed individual elements of continuous assessment

Formative Assessment

Discussion sessions, and in course quiz.


Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for each task. Feedback will be provided as written comments

Course Learning Outcomes


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