What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
BCC with C in relevant science subject (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Studies, Maths, Physics)
DMM with specified subjects
5 points in a relevant science subject at Higher Level
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.
% applicants receiving offers80%
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.
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
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
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.
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 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
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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