RE3RPS-Rural Projects

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: RE3ALV Agricultural Law and Valuation RE3RPP Rural Policy and Planning
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Mrs Angela Cropley


Summary module description:

The aim of the module is to assist students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-life professional situations. They will be encouraged to combine knowledge, understanding and skills gained in other modules to develop appropriate techniques for identifying problems, determining feasible solutions to them and presenting the solutions in writing or orally.

Assessable learning outcomes:
•Apply theory to professional situations in rural land management.
•Identify problems and develop solutions.
•Present information and advice in an appropriate format for a particular audience

Additional outcomes:
Students will develop their time management skills, be encouraged to handles a number of problems simultaneously and learn to prioritise their workload and meet strict deadlines. The module also incorporates a Career Management Skills element.

Outline content:
The module consists of three discrete projects, each of which will usually involve a pre-briefing, a half-day site visit to a local venue, the preparation of an appropriate solution within a set time limit, and a de-briefing session. Marks are distributed equally between the three projects.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
A member of staff is responsible for the management of each project and students are encouraged to discuss with them the preparation of their solution and their approach to the problem. It is recognised that, although the projects are individual and discrete, the learning experience increases throughout the module and through detailed group and individual feedback at each stage. Students are expected to demonstrate that they are assimilating the necessary skills and techniques as the module progresses.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 4 2
Project Supervision 2 1
Fieldwork 8 4
Guided independent study 186 93
Total hours by term 200.00 100.00
Total hours for module 300.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 2.5
Project output other than dissertation 97.5

Other information on summative assessment:
Careers Management Skills (2.5%)
Projects (97.5%)

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of at least 40% overall.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    At the discretion of the Examiners by resubmission of appropriate coursework.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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