- Dr Andy Hardy
- Dr Hywel Griffiths
- Dr Morgan Jones
- Professor Rhys Jones
- Professor Richard Lucas
- Dr Elizabeth Gagen
- Professor Peter Merriman
- Dr Bethany Simmonds
- Professor Geoff Duller
- Professor John Grattan
- Professor Paul Brewer
- Dr Cerys Jones
- Professor Stephen Tooth
- Dr Tristram Irvine-Fynn
- Professor Michael Woods
- Professor Mark Whitehead
- Dr Gareth Hoskins
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Literature Review 1500 Words||25%|
|Semester Assessment||Individual write-up of group project Individual write-up of group project. 2500 Words||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Project Proposal 1500 Words||25%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Literature Review 1500 Words||25%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Individual write-up of group project Individual write-up of group project. 2500 Words||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Project Proposal 1500 Words||25%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Identify topical and relevant research problems in: Geography
Design research strategies for data collection and analysis that are relevant to designated research questions.
Demonstrate proficiency in a range of data collection/analysis techniques.
Communicate research findings.
- To prompt students' capacity to identify a problem or research question, and to develop approaches to solving or answering this through hypothesis testing, research design and data collection.
- To provide an opportunity to apply theoretical, technical and/or scientific laboratory methods to the more complex, uncontrolled field environment, and to appreciate how processes that might be regarded as 'general' are mediated by the social and environmental character of a specific place.
- Consideration of the ethical aspects of research processes
- Consideration of fieldwork safety
- To develop a sense of place, awareness of difference, and tolerance for others.
- To promote certain transferable skills required in practical work and seminars, including teamwork, observation, problem identification
- Human impacts on the environment
- Natural hazards
- Interpreting the human and physical landscape, and the interaction of both
- Aspects of cultural, political, and economic change within communities and evident in day-to-day life
- Environmental change and regulation
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Adaptability and resilience||Define these terms|
|Creative Problem Solving||Problem solving is a key criterion for this course. This includes building rationale for research and research design in reference to existing literature/debates/ data sources.|
|Critical and analytical thinking||This module will develop observational and interpretive field skills. Critical thinking skills will be developed through interactive seminars and field exercises.|
|Digital capability||Students will be expected to use information technology to aid further reading when completing assignments, including online literature searching and synthesis, word processing technology, and preparation of digital photographs and maps.|
|Professional communication||Fieldwork is inherently interactive with a high number of contact hours between staff and students. This ensures the development of strong communication, with ample opportunities for one-to-one and group discussions.|
|Reflection||Students will develop an opportunity to reflect upon research design and fieldwork undertaken in the first part of the module as a basis for undertaking data collection and analysis in the second part/extended fieldwork component of the module.|
|Subject Specific Skills||This module will deliver subject specific skills which aim to make our graduates employable across a range of sectors.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5