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British Wildlife Conservation FdSc

Royal Agricultural University

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UCAS CODE: D64W

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    East Durham College, Houghall Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course information**This course is taught at East Durham College, Houghall Campus.The effective conservation of species, ecosystems and natural resources is vital for future sustainable development, and the need for conservation professionals is ever increasing. On this course you will gain the academic knowledge, applied ecological theory and extensive hands on field experience needed to manage habitats and conserve wildlife.You will also enrich your knowledge by exploring wider topics such as rewilding, environmental issues, agri-environment schemes, and the work of conservation organisations. With this combination of academic knowledge, practical skills and work experience, it’s no wonder that our graduates have gone on to work for prestigious organisations such as The Wildlife Trust, The National Trust and The Forestry Commission.**Course structure**The programme has been developed following wide consultation with stakeholders interested in environmental conservation and wildlife management. Right from your first year, you will gain grounding in work-related situations as well as academic study before developing a deeper understanding of the key issues in your second year. You will be assessed through field reports, research projects, examinations, case studies, portfolios, presentations and practical skills.**Work placement**You will complete a 30-day work placement usually during the summer between your first and second year. This will give you essential skills and experience of wildlife and environmental management activities within the sector.There are numerous field visits to conservation sites and organisations. Previous destinations include Knepp Estate, Rhossili Bay, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew and many more.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,000per year

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Students need to have GCSE: (Minimum five GCSEs) - English and Mathematics (or Maths Numeracy for Welsh applicants) at Grade C / 4 or higher are required plus level 3 qualifications: A Level: C, D minimum of 56 UCAS tariff points (to include at least one A Level pass); BTEC level 3 extended diploma at Merit/Pass/Pass; International Baccalaureate: 24 points; Access to Higher Education: 45 credits at level 3, of which 15 must be awarded at Merit or higher (Pass at Literacy & Numeracy skills at level 2 are accepted in lieu

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University information

Royal Agricultural University

  • University League Table

    114th

  • Campus address

    Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6JS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 20 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    124 82%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    8th

    3

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