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GG5537: RURAL POLICY IN PRACTICE (2020-2021)

Last modified: 07 Jul 2020 16:55


Course Overview

The course examines rural policy, land use and socio-economic issues associated with the countryside at local and national scales.  Issues include land management, tourism, diversification, planning, conservation etc. 

The substantive element is a field trip to the Highlands or Lake District where projects will be studied with visits to various estates and key stakeholder agencies. Students identify research topics and undertake research on policy topics in groups and individually.  Formal teaching includes lecture and seminars.

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
  • Senior Lecturer Katrin Prager

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

  • Either Geography (GG) (Studied) or Master of Land Economy in Rural Surveying & Rural Property Mgmt (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The objective of this course is to understand, develop and evaluate strategies, plans and policies in relation to the management of rural properties in the UK. Students will develop an understanding how rural land and land management is operationalised in the UK.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 34, 38

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
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