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Wildlife and Countryside Management (Top Up) BSc (Hons)

Royal Agricultural University

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UCAS CODE: C1D4

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

Interested in roles such as a Biodiversity Officer, Ecological Surveyor, or a Countryside Manager? These are just some of the routes open to you after this course, designed with organisations directly involved in conservation. Graduates have gone on to work at nationally-recognised organisations such as The Wildlife Trust, The National Trust and The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group.Studying both the big picture and the detail will help you become an effective manager of wildlife and the countryside, covering issues from ecosystem services to protected species surveys. This course brings together academic knowledge and research skills to inform sustainable management of wildlife and the countryside.**Course structure**Benefit from a course designed in partnership with Cirencester College, utilising the expertise and resources of both institutions; including use of the Cirencester College Animal Centre with more than 80 species.You will study three core modules and complete a Research Project. You will also choose three elective modules, tailoring your degree to your interests.You will learn through lectures, seminars, projects, visits and demonstrations. Modules are assessed through research projects, field reports, exams, presentations and case studies.You will have the option to undertake research in ecology and land-use in a contrasting environment on the seven to ten day Ecology Field Tour. If you choose this module, there will be a student contribution of up to £1,000, and an institutional contribution of up to £1,000. Previous destinations have included Costa Rica and Namibia.**Industry experience**Your learning will be directed by research-active lecturers and industry experts. The course has been designed with input from employers and industry to maximise your employability prospects after graduation. You will practice key skills for employment in the wildlife and countryside sector such as protected species surveys, report writing, grant applications, legislative requirements and client liaison.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,000per year

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Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

GCSE: no specific English and Mathematics requirements

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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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