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Newcastle University

Countryside Management

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

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Agriculture
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£20.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

Scottish Highers
AABBB-BBBBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

In a science- or land & environment-related subject at overall DDM-DMM.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

100%

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

£9,250

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

This broad-based degree spans the environmental and social sciences. You'll explore countryside management from a wide variety of perspectives and gain a balanced overview of the competing interests on the countryside. Newcastle is an ideal place to study, combining a city-centre university with access to fantastic countryside for fieldwork.

Modules

Stage 1: Introduces a range of countryside management issues, as well as important elements of environmental science, business management, agriculture, ecology and plant biology. Stage 2: Covers more specialised intermediate theory, with modules on landscape, culture and heritage, law and land use, population ecology, countryside interpretation and management planning. Final stage: Students undertake a special study project, which may be linked to a vacation project or work placement; further study at stage 3 involves countryside management, policy evaluation and rural planning and politics; at each stage a wide range of optional modules is available in disciplines such as geography, economics, law, wildlife conservation, agricultural science, marketing and estate management.

Newcastle University

Newcastle Campus

Newcastle University is home to a cosmopolitan community, offering a first-class student experience in Britain's number one student city. A member of the Russell Group, the university is ranked among the best in the world according to Times Higher rankings. Our Union building has undergone an £8m refurbishment, now home to outstanding social and learning facilities.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

29%
68%
3%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
31%
69%

Year 1

24%
72%
4%

Year 2

36%
60%
4%

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 84%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

69%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

53%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
35% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
369 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £20.5k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are managers and proprietors in agriculture related services

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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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