20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The ability to design, conduct, analyse and present meaningful findings from and experience of conducting fieldwork is an essential part of degree-level Human Geography, and enhances employability. This module addresses the philosophical background to, and the process of, designing and conducting fieldwork. The module introduces the principles of research design and provides practical experience of fieldwork to facilitate immersive learning and engagement with ethical research. The module is delivered through lectures, small-group teaching, and a residential fieldclass. Assessments provide ongoing feedback linked to the experience of designing, conducting and reflecting upon the research journey, culminating in a dissertation proposal.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on GEOU programmes

Staff Contact: OLUND ERIC N
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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