APL8018 : Landscape Planning and Management Dissertation (Inactive)


Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 3 Credit Value: 50
ECTS Credits: 25.0
European Credit Transfer System


- To develop advanced research skills and demonstrate the student's skills as a researcher.
- To address a well-defined landscape planning or management issue or question.
- To engage in debate at the forefront of appropriate research topic/project, whilst relating the topic to its wider socio-cultural, economic, environmental, ecological and political context.

The dissertation module spans the summer months, once the taught elements of the programme are completed. The dissertation is the written report of a major individual research project. This is supported in Semester 1 by TCP8911 Research Design and by dissertation tutorials.

The dissertation should be on a subject relevant to landscape planning and/or management. It must be a fully referenced, well written and structured document, based on empirical desk and/or field research (or equivalent) of a high standard. The final dissertation should be 12,500 words.

Outline Of Syllabus


Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture22:004:00Covering cover components of research/project work for dissertation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1282:00282:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1286:00286:00N/A
Guided Independent StudySkills practice120:0020:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery11:001:00To address questions or comments
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision51:005:00With assigned tutor
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk12:002:00Module briefing
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Self-directed research, on topic of own choice relating to landscape planning and/or management, allows the student to refine research skills learned in TCP8911. The work is supported by a module briefing, two lectures and 5 tutorial sessions with a tutor assigned to the students.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3A10015,000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This allows students to express all required elements of research process, engagement with literature, methodology and rigour and ultimate findings and analysis in relation to one focused study to a postgraduate level. It allows for demonstration of the ability to design and undertake research to the rigorously high standards of robustness required within the UK.

Although students complete much of their dissertation in semester 3, they are introduced to the required work and begin training for it in week 1 semester 1.

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