Module: Managing Landscape

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Thomas Seale, Cirencester College
  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    60 hours

Module content

The concept of managing the landscape will be utilised as a vehicle to develop academic skills, such as research, reading and comprehension, extended writing, discussion, presentation and fundamental mapping. Students will be introduced to the features of the landscape in a physical, human and ecological sense. Work will be primarily focussed on practical case studies and will encompass an overview of key organisations and roles, utilising a wide range of sources for academic study. In addition to the development of academic skills, students will be encouraged to develop their study skills to become pro-active, confident learners, taking ownership of their learning opportunities and developing the effectiveness of their independent study. 

Module outcomes

To pass this module, students must be able to:

  1. Research, describe and compare key geographical, human and ecological features of two selected landscapes in a tabulated written format
  2. Explain the roles of key organisations in landscape management
  3. Present and describe key features of an OS map of a selected landscape 


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Tabulated report (LO1) (1000 words) 50%
Coursework Report and Presentation (750 words; 7mins; LO2 & LO3) 50%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

Key texts

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