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Wildlife and Conservation Management HND

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

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  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course Summary**The Wildlife and Conservation Management course is aimed at those who care about wildlife and the environment and want to protect it so that everyone may enjoy it. Biodiversity conservation, species and habitat identification, visitor management and land use are all included in a dynamic, hands-on course taught by enthusiastic professionals with direct experience in the land based industries. The course offers flexibility, allowing you to choose modules to suit your particular aspirations, and you’ll put the knowledge you gain to good use though real-life scenarios and case studies. This course attracts students of many different ages, backgrounds, and future aspirations. What they all have in common is an interest in studying this unique mix of biodiversity, conservation ecology and people management topics.**Assessment Method**The course is assessed in a variety of ways, from essays, investigations and case studies to presentations, observed or work experience tasks and both independent and collaborative projects. Transferable key skills are naturally embedded in the course, equipping students with essential transferable skills such as communication and teamwork for the workplace and beyond. **Modules**Year 1: 15 credits are required to progress to HND year. Modules include: Biodiversity Conservation, Ecology and Ecosystems, Geology and Geomorphology, Rural Land Use, Environmental Awareness, Graded Unit 1, Interpretation and Visitor Management Techniques, Classification and Identification of Organisms, Leadership of Countryside Activities, Planning and Development, Heritage Studies, Biology, Wildlife Management, Information Technology, Animal Care: Wildlife, Wildlife Husbandry and Rehabilitation.Year 2: 30 credits are required in total to complete the HND Award.Modules include: Ecological Surveying, Data Collection and Handling Methods, Education for Sustainability, Tourism: sustainability and rural communities, Applied Interpretation, Terrestrial Ecology, Habitat Management, Graded Unit 2, Graded Unit 3, Business Management, Conservation Skills, Freshwater Environments, Marine Environments, Personal Development Planning, Soil Management, Work Placement, Geodiversity Conservation, Geographic Information Systems, Forestry: Woodland Conservation, Data Management for Ecological Surveying.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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University information

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

  • Campus address

    SRUC Scotland's Rural College, SRUC Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH9 3JG, Scotland

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