Critical, symbolic and emotional rural geographies

Module code: GY3417

This module explores how people imagine or symbolise rural spaces, how the lives of people living and working in the countryside are conditioned by relations of power, and how people connect emotionally and experientially with the material and living constituents of the countryside. The module includes a field trip where students engage with people from a local rural community.


  • 18 hours of lectures
  • 7 hours of seminars
  • 8 hours of fieldwork
  • 117 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay (50%)
  • Fieldwork (50%)