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This honours course studies aspects of Scots law that are of particular interest to rural and peri-urban Scotland, including private law concerns such as agricultural holdings and crofting law, public law concerns like planning and national parks, and cross-cutting issues like public access to private land and land reform.
|Second Sub Session
|25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
Course Aims: To provide students with a framework for a comprehension of the body of law pertinent in rural areas of Scotland and in particular to examine and critically evaluate key areas of rural law including land use planning, nature conservation, access to the countryside, community right to buy, agricultural holdings and crofting law. Main Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding By the end of the course students will have been introduced to, understood and critically evaluated the law relating to land use planning, nature conservation, access to the countryside, community rights to buy, agricultural holdings and crofting law. Subject-Specific Skills and Concepts The students will understand the wider socio/economic and political context for the development of rural law in Scotland as well comprehending and critically analysing key areas of rural law. Key Skills (Transferable)
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (75%); continuous assessment by essay of 2,500 words (25%). Resit: Normally, no resit is available.
Optional practice exam.
Formal feedback will be given on the formative essay. Participation in seminars will attract informal feedback. Papers presented will be discussed allowing for an element of peer feedback.