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Field Research in Human & Development Geography (Module)

Module description

The fieldtrip aims to encourage an active engagement with the external world through experiential learning beyond the formal classroom. This provides an opportunity to apply conceptual and methodological skills learned elsewhere in the curriculum to more complex field environments. The module encourages students to develop the ability to identify a problem or research question and to design appropriate methodologies in the field. In doing so it also provides an opportunity to examine ethical aspects of the research process and to experience and understand the processes involved in team working.

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.


Staff information


Teaching pattern

Pre-departure lectures/seminars/project work; 1 week residential fieldtrip

Module assessment - more information

Group proposal (35%); Individual field report (65%)

Key information

Module code 5SSG2047

Credit level 5

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15 credits

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No