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University Centre Sparsholt

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

UCAS Code: C185

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,E

Three A Level passes, including two at grade C or above, one of which should be in a science

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

A merit profile in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, with Science units at Merit.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

With HL Science at 4.

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

DMM

We also accept the following City & Guilds Diploma: • C&G Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) - DMM; • C&G Extended Diploma - Merit with 6 units at Distinction or above

UCAS Tariff

80

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

**WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?**
- Excellent reputation, close links with landowners and unprecedented access to a wide variety of sites

- Learn on the 176-hectare College estate with conservation management plan, countryside stewardship schemes and a varied managed rural environment

- Develop ecological expertise through research, surveying and data collection, and conservation management planning

**What will I learn?**
The course applies a scientific approach to natural resource management, wildlife conservation and sustainability, with an overall theme of applied ecological science. You will develop the skills to analyse and monitor a range of diverse ecosystems in the field and design and effectively implement management plans.

**Where can I go from here?**
You can progress onto postgraduate study, gain employment with conservation organisations or use your skills to run your own business.  Sparsholt graduates now hold positions in wildlife conservation and consultancy, with government bodies such as Natural England and with NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations).

Modules

YEAR 1
• Global Ecosystems
• Science Foundations
• Conservation Work Practice
• Habitat and Species Identification
• Introduction to Ecological Science
• Academic Skills
YEAR 2
• Land Use Policies and Legislations
• Conservation Site Management
• Wildlife Research Management
• Conservation Land Management
• Field Ecology Techniques
• Data Analysis 1
YEAR 3
• Dissertation
• Landscape Ecology and Geographic Information Systems
• Sustainable Resource Management
• Project and Site Management
• Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues
• Professional Industrial Development
• Data Analysis 2

Assessment methods

Both formative assessments, allowing you to develop research and study skills as well as technical and expert knowledge and summative assessment feature in this programme. Summative assessments include completion of a research dissertation, written assignments, presentations, project and lab reports, practical based and online portfolios and open and closed examinations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,800
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students and an Aim Higher Bursary to £1200 to all students progressing from a Sparsholt Level 3 course to a FdSc or BSc.

Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions.

For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Sparsholt

Department:

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

TEF rating:

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