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GEOG0090 The Rural Matrix: Institutional and Policy Context

Key Information

Credit value: 15

Level: Postgraduate (FHEQ Level 7)


This module is only available to students on the MSc Conservation.

Intended teaching term: Term 1

Methods of assessment:
100% Essay (2,500 words)

Module leader: Peter Jones

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This module introduces students to the biodiversity conservation and agri-environment policies in which many rural biodiversity conservation issues in the UK are framed, with a particular focus on uplands. The course will:

  • Introduce the policy framework for rural conservation, particularly national (England/Wales), European and international policies for biodiversity conservation and European-national agri-environment schemes;
  • Outline of particular priorities and challenges of upland conservation;
  • Consider the different uses in an upland National Park and the issues in reconciling different priorities.