Ecology and Embodiment (SCH5491)
This module foregrounds the role of movement in ecological systems, from protosemiotic responses in bacteria and migration to climate adaptation and ocean currents to isostatic rebound and more. Students will engage in guided individual projects throughout the module, culminating in a final practical project that interweaves an embodied connection to place with a deeper understanding of the dynamic nature of the systems in which we are all already a part.
Mediating Boundaries (SCH5492)
This module focuses on boundaries, migrations, and exploring alternatives to binary constructions of our relationship to place. The module grounds students’ intellectual engagement with boundary concepts in direct personal experience with a diversity of borders and boundaries. The focus of the module on exploring, understanding, and challenging boundaries is mediated by physical practice through which students will use a phenomenological lens with which to explore the limits of the self.
Movement and Mind (SCH5490)
By foregrounding the embodied engagement of students with natural places through a variety of different physical means, this module lays the foundation for Movement, Mind and Ecology. In this module, students are introduced to methods of practice-led inquiry that involve physical engagement with the more-than-human world, intentional interspecies collaborations, and an understanding of socioecological systems.
Performing Place (SCH5493)
Students will work toward developing their own active physical practice that can help extend concepts raised throughout the course and help others find their own connections to place through physical action and bodily engagement. Students will work with partners in the areas of event development, design, and coordination; green health; outdoors access and recreation; adventure learning; and others to take steps to design, develop, and work toward deployment of a community-facing project.
This module provides students with the opportunity to undertake a major, sustained, critical and evaluative piece of research, and to present the results in the form of either a written dissertation, or a project with written reflective and critical commentary. Students will explore and respond to the theoretical and practical understanding they have acquired, applying it to a particular research question.
Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.
The following programme specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change:
The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
Please view the country specific pages for further information regarding the equivalency of your degree. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent, see our English language requirements. Pre-sessional English language courses are available if you do not meet these requirements.
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.
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