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EV5803: LAND USE AND THE CHANGING ENVIRONMENT (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course is a residential field course that takes place in the Cairngorm National Park. During this course will gain experience relating to the broad theme of environmental science. It is hoped that you will develop a greater understanding of the dynamics of the landscape and the interactions and conflicts between stakeholders. You will be focusing on issues associated with different land uses within the Cairngorms National Park and associated decisions which impact directly the environment. This will be done by a number of site visits to sporting estates, forests, farms, and national nature reserves.

 

Please note that the information provided is subject to change due to the ongoing Covid-19 government guidelines

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • 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?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

• Four-day residential field course with one reflection day on campus.
• The aim of this course help you develop a greater understanding of the dynamics of the landscape and the interactions and conflicts between stakeholders.
• Visits to sporting estates, forests (plantation and semi-natural), farms, river management, 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.
• You will gain an understanding of the potential for conflict and understanding the complications involved where there are multiple land uses.
• Reflect upon what sustainability means within a national park setting and the the importance of people in conservation / environmental management.
• Consider how current economic activity regularly creates unintended environmental and social consequences and how different business are run within a National Park.

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
£0* Students will require outdoor clothing, including good footwear. Cost dependent on quality of clothing purchased, if not already owned GBP 0.00

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

  • 5 Field Courses during University week35

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

Field Trip Log

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

individual written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

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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