This course introduces and discusses approaches, strategies, and data collection methods relating to research in general. The course will focus on learning how to collect data based on different data collection methods, construct tools for an academic work and writing style and lay-out.

This course is a hands‐on course designed to impart education in the foundational methods and techniques of academic research framework i.e., problem definition, research design, data collection, ethical issues in research, report writing, and presentation.

Students will be equipped with this knowledge and they would be well‐placed to conduct disciplined research in an area of their choice. In addition to their application in an academic setting, many of the methodologies discussed in this course would be similar to those deployed in professional research environments.


This study course is designed to provide students with the foundations of necessity to establish nature parks in the world as well as to provide overview of categories of nature parks in the world. The study course describes functions of the different nature parks and role of stakeholders in the management processes of nature parks. The political dimension of the study course will give a possibility to explore important and controversial political issues in the context of nature park development.
Teaching methods: Lectures combined with analyse of movies, video, practical tasks in teams and individually, field trip, workshops, discussions and presentations.