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Staffordshire University

Ecology and Conservation Practice (with a placement year)

UCAS Code: CD14
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Biology
  • Agriculture
Student score
83% MED
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% employed or in further study
93% MED
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Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112

We use UCAS points in our offer making and welcome a wide range of qualifications.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

Not Available

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.

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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

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Course description

Our Ecology and Conservation Practice degree is designed to help you develop the skills and insights required for effective conservation in the coming decades. You will get to work from our Science Centre, with our own nature reserve next door. The course is ideally suited to people wishing to work in wildlife management or conservation and help sustain and protect the planet for generations to come. You will acquire the skills and knowledge of a scientific practitioner through experience-based activities, designed around a core programme of practical exercises and workshops, supported by lecture material. Fieldwork is incorporated throughout and you’ll take part in individual and small group tutorials to help personalise your development and enable valuable one-to-one feedback. You will also undertake a placement year. Graduates from our Animal Biology and Conservation degree work in a variety of roles, including conservation-orientated careers. Some work as environmental consultants in organisations such as Penny Anderson Associates and Apex Ecology, whilst others have gained employment with wildlife trusts and the RSBP. Others have used their transferable graduate skills and progressed into careers in teaching and/or management positions.  Others have pursued research careers – for example, studying the spread of mosquitoes.

Modules

Typical units of study may include: Year 1  Introduction to Scientific Practice, Molecules to Cells, Biology of Organisms, Biological Processes, Ecology.  Year 2 Professional Practice and Placement, Adaptation and Survival, Ecology and Field Biology, Behaviour, Field Course. Year 3 Placement year in industry. Year 4 Research Project, Toxicology, Current Advances in Biosciences, Invertebrate Conservation, Vertebrate Conservation, Conservation Biology and Habitat Management, Applied Entomology

Staffordshire University

£30m Science Centre at Stoke

Staffordshire University puts students at the heart of everything it does, boasting impressive learning and social facilities across its campuses. Two brand new student spaces have just opened - one a 24-hour facility where students can relax, study or meet with friends. Our demographic has a diverse mix of students of all ages; in 2012 an entire family graduated here on the same day.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

91%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Staff value students' opinions

73%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
55% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
240 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
38% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

13%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession was tough on biology graduates, and although the jobs market has improved for them - a lot - it's still not back to where it was a few years ago. If you want a career in biology research — and a lot of biology students do - you'll need to take a doctorate, so give some thought as to where you might do it and how you might fund it (the government still funds doctorates for good students). A lot of graduates also take 1 year Masters courses to specialise in this wide and deep subject - most students take a standard biology course for their first degree and then specialise in subjects like ecology, conservation or marine biology later. Hospitals, universities, biotech firms, zoos and nature reserves and clinical and scientific testing are common industries of employment for biology graduates.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Student score Not Available

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
49% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
37% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
0
2:1 or above
49% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
19% 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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals

9%

Graduates who are animal care and control services

17%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

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 graduates also go into other areas, such as the horticulture trade, auctioneering and conservation. Agriculture graduates are also in increasing demand for one of the hardest-to-fill jobs in the country - surveying. Jobs for agriculture graduates are often in rural areas - in 2016, areas like Essex, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Yorkshire and Kent were all important for agriculture graduates.
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