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Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Management (with Placement) BSc (Hons)

Harper Adams University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course provides comprehensive training in modern wildlife management techniques. You will develop a coherent understanding of the scientific methodology behind effective management techniques for our wild flora and fauna, and gain hands-on experience in the techniques of collecting, analysing and interpreting data for the conservation of our wildlife and natural resources.

Key features include:

  • Residential field trips in years 1 and 4 to underpin and contextualise what you learn.
  • A range of field trips and visits to relevant local and national organisations to provide real life experience and to meet professionals in their field of work.
  • A strong focus on animal behaviour and the relationship between species and the environment.
  • A focus on the practical application of theory to give you the skills to succeed in your chosen career.


Accredited by: Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)

This course has been awarded Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) accredited degree course status. We are one of the first UK universities to receive this accreditation.


The breadth and flexibility of this industry accredited course means our students go on to careers in a wide range of areas. Graduates can expect to find employment in a diversity of sectors revolving around the sustainable land use and management. A range of organisations including local government, large corporations, developers and NGOs such as Wildlife Trusts employ staff with expertise in survey, management and assessment of wildlife populations. Projects, large and small, require work to mitigate impacts, particularly where protected species and habitats of conservation value are present. An understanding of animal behaviour and welfare, population ecology, field skills, conservation science and underpinning environmental legislation will open up opportunities for graduates from this course. Placements have seen students working with ecological, and planning consultants, the National Trust, and AONB advisors working with farmers to enhance wildlife habitat. Graduates can also expect to find employment within the more traditional countryside management sector in warden and management roles with a focus on ecological management of land and wildlife.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 10,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Harper Adams University

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  • Campus address

    Harper Adams University, Newport, Telford And Wrekin, TF10 8NB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 20 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    127 85%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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