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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM035: Knowledge Exchange in the Field

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Angela Cassidy (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Engaging effectively with diverse audiences and organisations beyond academia is a critical skill for advanced students across social science, natural science and humantities disciplines. Research conducted ‘in the field’ – located in communities, landscapes, farms and wider environments - brings with it specific challenges, as expert knowledge interacts with the experiential and place based knowledge of professionals (e.g. land managers, farmers, industry); local communities; and policymakers. In this module, you will explore multiple approaches to ‘knowledge exchange’, including working with mass media; public and policy engagement; and engaged, participatory and community led approaches to research. We will approach these issues via a topical focus on food, agriculture, and sustainability, as understood across the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities.

There are no pre-requisities for this module.

This module is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students from programmes across social science, natural science and humanities disciplines.

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