Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Final Year Agriculture Study Tour
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

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%
Supplementary Assessment 100%

Learning Outcomes

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.

Brief description

Students will visit a county / region within the UK on a week-long field course / study tour and gain an appreciation of its geographical, social and economic features. Visits to farms, rural businesses and organizations involved in the regulation and management of the countryside will serve as case studies to highlight the key issues at stake.
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.

Module Skills

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