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Full Time BSc (Hons) Rural Resource Management (Top-up)

Myerscough College

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Countryside BSc (Hons) Rural Resource Management (Top-up) Myerscough reference: 09BSRRMMYF01P UCAS Code: D490 Course Length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course The UK countryside is a multi-function resource which has to balance the needs and interests of the leisure, conservation, industry, food and farming. Furthermore, this rural resource is a product of thousands of years of anthropogenic management which has produced the countryside we see today. Designed for students with some knowledge of the UK countryside, this course will broaden the students' view of the management of the UK's rural resource. It will include the analysis of the legislation, issues, policy and planning that drive rural change; an examination of landscape scale ecology and investigation of land use from a sustainability perspective. It will also give you an opportunity to investigate a topic of your choice through a research dissertation. It is intended that graduates of the course would aim at employment in local authorities, consultancies, government organisations such as the Environment Agency, Natural England and Defra. List of Modules Core Modules: ? Research Project: This double module focuses on doing a research project of your choice (generally within your field of study). The honours project is designed to unite all the skills you have learnt over your course. You will develop and undertake an original investigation and into a novel subject within which you will develop the ability to present, analyse and interpret results. ? Advances in Sustainable Land Use: The ways in which land is used is changing. These changes are driven by the demand for new (and alternative) crops, leisure pursuits, ecological and environmental changes and potential new energy sources. This module aims to extend your grasp of the issues which drive the changes in rural land use. This module will explore the issues surrounding the production of alternative resources that modern society requires and critically evaluate the impacts that changes in rural land use has on environmental change. The module will investigate the methods which changes in rural land uses can ameliorate environmental change and argue the case for and against advances in land use. ? Rural Issues and Policy: Global issues such as climate change, fuel, carbon foot printing, loss of biodiversity and landscape change are discussed in terms of global policy. This module will be investigate international policy decisions about land use can have far-reaching and profound global consequences. ? Landscape Ecology: This module aims to explore the interactions between the temporal and spatial aspects of a landscape and its flora, fauna and cultural components. The module will investigate the use of Geographical Information System as a host for integrating data over large spatial scales. The module will also discuss the potential of the landscape ecological approach for the formulation of policy, as framework for planning and strategic management. Optional Module (a choice of one of the following): ? Professional Practice and Consultancy: The module aims to develop awareness of ethical concepts relevant to business and apply ethical concepts to business decision. The module will develop the ability, competence and confidence with the essential knowledge and procedures of professional practice within their industry and in communicating with potential clients. The module will also develop awareness of further study opportunities and ongoing commitment to continuing professional development requirements. ? EIA and Environmental Management Systems (based at uclan - Preston campus): The focus in this module is on the practical and institutional difficulties facing application and use of EIA, EMS and related procedures, the performance and potential of different forms of environmental assessment and policy assessment, and their relationship to Sustainability goa

Countryside BSc (Hons) Rural Resource Management (Top-up) Myerscough reference: 09BSRRMMYF01P UCAS Code: D490 Course Length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course The UK countryside is a multi-function resource which has to balance the needs and interests of the leisure, conservation, industry, food and farming. Furthermore, this rural resource...

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