Salpton Sands, Devon

Slapton Ley

Our week-long trip to Slapton Ley in Devon offers a unique opportunity to study an important environmental issue, eutrophication, through fieldwork and laboratory analysis.

Based at the Slapton Ley Field Studies Centre, you will study the hydrological processes which govern nitrate eutrophication of a coastal freshwater lake of ecological significance.

This module is co-taught by staff from Natural England, who will lead a field visit on 'catchment sensitive farming', which will expand your knowledge on nitrate remediation measures.

If you opt to take Study Abroad year, modules and field courses available for year 2 will be chosen from your host university. The fieldwork options available are subject to pre-requisites.

Available on the following degrees


Please note that the capacity of residential field courses is limited and that there may be a selection process for these modules, so you may not be guaranteed a place on all modules.