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University of Cumbria

Wildlife Media (with integrated foundation year)

UCAS Code: CW37

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D-C,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:21,P:24

60 credits, 45 must be passed at Level 3

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

MMP-MPP

Scottish Higher

C,C,D,D-D,D,D,D

UCAS Tariff

56-72
100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Cinematics

Do you have a passion for animals and the natural world? Well, you can combine it with film and photography to learn how to tell wildlife stories through media.

This undergraduate course is the only one of its type in the UK.

You’ll learn to create polished, professional wildlife documentaries charting the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Our foundation year will help you reach the right level for taking the rest of the degree, building a solid foundation of skills from which to expand upon.

**Why Choose Cumbria University**

There’s no better place to study wildlife than here in beautiful Cumbria. You’ll be surrounded by breath-taking coastlines, vast moorlands and the 912 square-miles of the iconic Lake District National Park with its mountains, rivers and lakes – and a vast array of unique habitats and diverse wildlife.

And, from your Carlisle base, you’ll be away from the hussle and bustle of city life, studying on a campus that sits next door to a beautiful park and river.

- You don’t need to have your own kit; we have all the technology you need in our audio-visual media resource centre to create compelling projects

- Taught by tutors who work in the wildlife media industry

- Get an insight into current industry practices from visiting practitioners from diverse production areas

- You’ll use the same technology of that in the professional world to produce top quality content and play a part in the wider understanding and conservation of the world's wildlife

- Cumbria has it all – natural woodlands, beaches, fells, parks and gardens. These provide habitat for a vast array of wildlife – all waiting for your to to explore

- We encourage you to unleash your creativity and inject it into your work

- Learn expedition planning and safe practice to give you breadth of vision and develop logistical skills to boost your CV

- Produce a portfolio of high-quality and captivating documentaries to show future employers

- Develop employability skills - including business and marketing – to boost your career

- Small class sizes - you don’t have to book when you need access to equipment

Former Wildlife Media students have stepped into jobs with organisations such as the National Trust. Many have won national acclaim from the television industry, scooping Royal Television Society awards.

If you want to play a part in making content-rich media that plays a crucial role in the understanding and conserving of the world’s wildlife, our course is for you.

Tuition fees

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

England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Brampton Road

Department:

Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

56%
low
Cinematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
59%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
24%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
17%
Other elementary services occupations
15%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Cinematics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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