Course overview

This module examines the environmental, economic and social viability of various upland farming systems in the UK. Upland environments and land-use are examined in the context of the production and marketing of food from the uplands. The impact on biodiversity and ecosystem service provision, e.g. regulated flooding, water quality, greenhouse gas emissions, is reviewed, as are drivers of future change.

This course is an optional module in the MSc in Food Security in a Changing Environment, and an optional module in the MSc Sustainable and Efficient Food Production.

It is delivered by Bangor University entirely online through distance learning.

Key facts file

Course Dates:

Jan to April 2018

Title: Upland Farming
Type/Duration:

12 weeks

Entry Requirements:

Graduate level or relevant experience

Credits: 20
Cost: £884.00
Course Provider: Bangor University
Course Arrangements: Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location: Bangor University, Online
Course Logistics:

Our distance learning modules are designed to be flexible and most of our students work full time at the same time as studying for 10 to 15 per week, for each 20 credit module. Blocks of modules are delivered with start dates in January, May and September, with most modules offered once each year.

Tutors:

Phil Hollington

Learning outcomes

My training course has given me greater confidence day-to-day and more insight into the impact of new techniques and technologies.
Andy Russell - Fresh Produce Technologist, Bakkavor

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