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Course overview

Our course will allow you to gain advanced expertise in the research and scholarship in Past Landscapes and Environments.


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October 2018
  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
1 year

Why Study Past Landscapes and Environments with us?

Landscapes are created, lived in and experienced. This course offers you an interdisciplinary approach to studying how people understood the world around them.

Taught modules will give you the chance to develop your research skills, and a practical introduction to the principal techniques and forms of evidence used to study past landscapes and environments. The Research Dissertation will provide you with the opportunity to conduct independent research on a subject of your choice.

You will explore the different theoretical and methodological approaches to the subject, taking a broad chronological and geographical view of past environments and landscapes.

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.


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  • Thursday 14th June
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