Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Management in Practice - Terrestial Systems
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 4 hours
Other Workshops 8 hours Project review meetings 8 hours


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Case study 1 report.  20%
Semester Assessment Case study 2 report.  20%
Semester Assessment Case study 3 report.  20%
Semester Assessment Group project report.  40%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  100%

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the module should be able to:

  • Produce realistic project plans
  • Integrate scientific, regulatory and practical issues
  • Work competently/safely in the field/laboratory producing robust data
  • Present their findings in the generic format required for a consultant's report
  • Conduct searches using library, IT and database sources
  • Manage time efficiently by setting realistic goals and targets
  • Organise workloads within project teams.


This module will be organised around specific examples of restoration or management problems in terrestial systems. Three of these examples will be based on desk studies where students will evaluate information provided and from relevant public sources (e.g. BAP plans) in order to produce an individual case study report. A further example will involve group work and the collection of primary data by students. As a preliminary stage in this exercise, student groups will produce tender documents setting out the plan of work with costs and objectives. Practical work may involve field surveys and/or monitoring, and laboratory analyses as appropiate. The group report will consist of a fully costed restoration or management plan that includes relevant aspects of regulation.


This module is at CQFW Level 7