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  • Objectives
    To understand sustainable food, fuel and fibre production, other land uses and their impacts on our environment To appreciate the importance of developing policies for land use within sustainable communities To evaluate and promote integrated strategies for sustainable development, which maintain a worthwhile quality of life within the constraints of the land
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Standard university entry requirements apply 160 UCAS points from: 2 A-levels at grade C; or a National Diploma at PMM; or equivalent qualifications in appropriate subjects, supported by GCSEs Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications
  • Academic Title
    Sustainable Land Management, BSc Hons
  • Course description
    This programme critically examines the interaction of factors affecting land use, encouraging students to understand the processes affecting these interactions. In particular it considers the dominant role of agriculture; how we integrate these ideas and develop holistic policies of land management; and the key leadership strategies needed to encourage the adoption of positive national and international policy agendas and a truly sustainable future for our lives on the land.

    Year 1
    -Global Issues for Sustainable Land Management
    -Crop Production
    -Livestock Production
    -Soil Science
    -Agro-Ecology and Hydrology
    -Waste Management, Recycling and Energy
    -Remote Sensing
    -Principles of Management

    Year 2
    -Society and Community
    -Geographic Information Systems
    -Urban and Peri-Urban Sustainability
    -Sustainable Landscape Management
    -Ecology and Conservation
    -Research Skills
    -Sustainable Livelihoods Analysis
    -Student Seminar Exercises

    Year 3
    -Rural Land Use
    -Regional Land Use Planning
    -Environmental Assessment
    -Organisation Studies
    -Current Issues
    -Sustainable Land Management Project (Double Dissertation)
    -Sustainable Land Management Field Study

    Assessment
    Work-based projects, report writing, case studies, presentations and exams
     
    Professional recognition
    Managerial, advisory, consultancy, research and technical positions within rural and associated industries
     
    Career options
    Managerial, advisory, consultancy, research and technical positions within rural and associated industries

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