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Aberystwyth University

Countryside Management

UCAS Code: D455
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

80%

Subjects
  • Agriculture
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BCC with C in relevant science subject (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Studies, Maths, Physics)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

DMM with specified subjects

International Baccalaureate
28

5 points in a relevant science subject at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

80%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

So you want to work outdoors and have the countryside as your office! It sounds like this course is for you. The course will give you a detailed understanding of how the countryside works and how it can be managed to maximise the benefits to wildlife, habitats, farmers and recreational users. The course is located in one of Europeâ??s largest centres for environmental research. Here is why we think Aberystwyth is a great place to study countryside management. Firstly we are an industry leader in education and training for countryside careers and experience shows that our students can gain great conservation jobs upon leaving the course. Secondly, you will be taught by enthusiastic and experienced staff who put your needs first and you will have flexibility to change course and choose modules. Thirdly, you will go on regular site visits to stunning conservation and wildlife sites, including study weeks in the UK and abroad. At present we run trips in Wales, Ireland and Borneo. Finally there are opportunities to study some of your course in another country through a foreign exchange. Interested? Click on the â??View course details on provider's websiteâ?? tab on the left of this page for more details.

Modules

Year 1: introduction to biology; making the British countryside; people and the countryside; tourism principles and impacts; land use; people and the countryside; studying the dynamic countryside; the development and management of British habitats; study and communication skills; vegetation and ecosystems. Year 2: human impact on the environment; work experience; research methods; food, farming and the environment; ecological surveying; visitor management; wildlife management; an introduction to geographic information systems; landscape assessment, protection and enhancement; environment and economy. Year 3: countryside management in practice; dissertation; the agri-environment; interpretation and environmental education; sustainable tourism; global biodiversity conservation; threats to natural ecosystems; wildlife conservation; environmental law; communicating research.

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has a proud history dating back to 1872 when it was established by the people of Wales as the first Welsh University. Despite continuing expansion both of buildings and of student numbers, Aberystwyth has retained its traditional friendly intimacies, its vigorous student social life, and its high academic standards.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
55%
45%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

34%
66%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
317 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
49% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are managers and proprietors in agriculture related services

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
About 70% of the UK's land area is given over to agriculture, so this is a subject representing an important part of the country's economy. Typical starting jobs for graduates in agriculture include agricultural science, farming and farm management, but also, less obviously, surveying, estates and auction work, heritage and conservation. Jobs in sport are also popular with this group. Jobs for agriculture graduates are often in rural areas. In 2012, the south of England, particularly Essex, Kent, Gloucestershire and Devon, were the most common regions in which graduates of the subject started their careers.
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