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University Centre Sparsholt

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

UCAS Code: C18M

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,E

Two A Level passes including one at grade C or above in a science

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

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

Appropriate IB certificates considered

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

MM

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

MMP

We also accept the following City & Guilds Diploma: • C&G Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) - MMP; • C&G Advanced Technical Diploma (720) - MM • C&G Extended Diploma - Pass with 6 units at Merit

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

**WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?**
- Gain the skills the industry needs – both academic and practical – through work-related learning

- Expert lecturers with local and national links sharing vital industry contacts

- Choose to progress onto a BSc Top-up course to continue your studies after successful completion

**What will I learn?**
The programme brings a scientific approach to the management of plant and animal communities through investigation of ecological and scientific concepts. You will also explore legislative, financial and planning processes to gain a truly integrated understanding of wildlife conservation. Identification, sampling and monitoring and wildlife and sites is applied and supported by field trips each year.

Our strong links with landowners mean you will enjoy access to a wide range of sites as well as the University Centre Sparsholt’s own excellent resources.

Work-related learning is key, so you will also gain practical experience and contacts with a variety of organisations through visits, guest speakers and work placements..

**Where can I go from here?**
You can continue your studies with our BSc (Hons) Top-up programme, or enter industry. Many of our graduates use their skills to start a business or to work in wildlife conservation or consultancy with NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) or government bodies such as Natural England.

Modules

YEAR 1
• Global Ecosystems
• Fundamentals in Science
• Conservation Work Practice
• Habitat and Species Identification
• Academic Skills
• Introductory Ecology
YEAR 2
• Countryside Law and Policies
• Applied Industrial Research
• Conservation Land Management
• Applied Ecology
• Field Ecology Techniques
• Conservation Site Management

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 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

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