Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 3 x 1 hour lectures per week
Other 4 x 3 hour visits during semester


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Assignment  Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4  50%
Supplementary Assessment 1.5 Hours   Examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of geological processes.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of geomorphological processes.

3. Describe the changing nature of climatic and environmental conditions of an area over time.

4. Describe and understand the historical development of a given landscape and its relationship to economic, social and cultural change.


This module is concerned with developing an understanding of how the British landscape has developed over time. As such the module initially considers the influence of geological, geomorphological and hydrological processes in creating landform. The module also introduces the ways in which man has developed the British landscape over time by focussing on periods of invasion, settlement, development and change. Throughout the module the link between the physical landscape and human activities is emphasised.

  • To develop an understanding of the geological and geomorphological processes that have shaped the British landscape.
  • To develop an understanding of the ways in which man has changed the landscape over time.
  • To develop an appreciation of the ways in which the landscape has changed over time and the forces behind the change.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Written work for the assignment
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will have to manage their own time in developing their assignment
Information Technology Students may use the internet as a resource to help them with their assignment

Reading List

General Text
(2000.) The English rural landscape /edited by Joan Thirsk. Oxford University Press Primo search (2003.) The archaeology of the Welsh Uplands /edited by David Browne & Stephen Hughes. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales Primo search Goudie, A (1990) The landforms of England and Wales Blackwell Primo search Press, Frank. (2004.) Understanding earth /Frank Press ... [et al.]. 4th ed. W.H. Freeman Primo search Rackham, Oliver. (1997.) The illustrated history of the countryside /with commissioned photographs by Tom Mackie. Phoenix Primo search Skinner B J & Porter S (1995) The Dynamic Earth Wiley Primo search Toghill, Peter. (2000 (various p) The Geology of Britain :an introduction /Peter Toghill. Airlife Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 4