|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Other||5 day field trip|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||4,500 word study tour report.||80%|
|Semester Assessment||Study tour seminars.||20%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between policy, location, agricultural practices and the rural economy.
2. Adopt a critical, evaluative and analytical approach towards agriculture and the rural economy.
3. Appreciate the complexity of decision-making in the management and diversification of rural UK.
In addition to participation on visits and during evening seminar, students will submit a written report on the region. The approach throughout will be analytical, critical and evaluative and will include a thorough review of appropriate literature.
The module will be delivered through a combination of visits undertaken whilst on a week-long field course / study tour. Seminars will be conducted during the evenings following visits.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Both the study tour (incl evening seminars whilst on tour) and the written report will develop communication skills.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance|
|Information Technology||The presentation of coursework will further develop the IT skills introduced in semester 1.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Industry contacts will be made during study tour.|
|Problem solving||This will form a part of the coursework set.|
|Research skills||Students will gain research experience both prior to and during the study tour in addition to the completion of coursework.|
|Subject Specific Skills|
|Team work||The study tour and associated coursework provides for significant opportunities for group interaction and discussion.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6