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Royal Agricultural University

British Wildlife Conservation

UCAS Code: 7C27

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


Acceptable when combined with other level 3 qualifications

45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Essential: Five GCSE subjects at Grade C/4 or above including English Language and mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H4,H4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Scottish Higher

C,C,C

UCAS Tariff

56

minimum one A level or equivalent

Acceptable when combined with other Level 3 qualifications

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

The effective conservation of species, ecosystems and natural resources is vital for future sustainable development, and the need for conservation professionals is ever increasing. On this course you will gain the academic knowledge, applied ecological theory and extensive hands on field experience needed to manage habitats and conserve wildlife.

You will also enrich your knowledge by exploring wider topics such as rewilding, environmental issues, agri-environment schemes, and the work of conservation organisations. With this combination of academic knowledge, practical skills and work experience, it’s no wonder that our graduates have gone on to work for prestigious organisations such as The Wildlife Trust, The National Trust and The Forestry Commission.

**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 also gain practical rural skills training through our Rural Innovation Centre at Harnhill Manor Farm with the cost included in the tuition fee.

Right from your first year, you will gain grounding in work-related situations as well as academic study before developing a deeper understanding of the key issues in your second year. You will be assessed through field reports, research projects, examinations, case studies, portfolios, presentations and practical skills.

**Work placement**
You will complete a 30-day work placement usually during the summer between your first and second year. This will give you essential skills and experience of wildlife and environmental management activities within the sector.

There are numerous field visits to conservation sites and organisations. Previous destinations include Knepp Estate, Rhossili Bay, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew and many more.

Modules

Indicative Modules:
- Species, Ecosystems and Environment
- Wildlife Ecology and Survey
- Wildlife Handling and Protection
- Conservation, Agriculture and Industry
- Habitat Management
- Conservation Research Skills
- Practical Conservation Skills

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Agricultural University

Department:

Department of Environment

TEF rating:

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