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University of Cumbria

Woodland Ecology and Conservation (with placement)

UCAS Code: D502

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

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

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Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C-A,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

96-112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Forestry and arboriculture

Ecosystem ecology and land use

Our planet needs woodland ecologists and conservation graduates to secure its future, and so, we’ve designed this course based in the Lake District National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site - so that you have a laboratory on your doorstep.

You’ll learn the science and practice of conserving and sustainably managing forests at your Ambleside base at the National School of Forestry.

Our course offers a four-year 'sandwich-route mode' of study, which will allow you the opportunity to undertake a one-year placement between your second and third year. You'll get the real world experience you need to put your studies into focus, as well as understand how your degree can help you in gaining a career.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

You won’t just learn about it though, you’ll be doing it by exploring the woodlands on your doorstep, meeting the hosts who look after them and undertake surveys to understand them.

And, you’ll study for your degree while being closely supported by our tutors and experts at the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.

- The only UK degree course to bring together Forestry and Woodland Management

- Easy access to woodlands managed for conservation, timber production and conservation, giving you chance to explore the management of these different types of forests

- Our links with industry organisations give you opportunities for paid placements and job prospects in the industry

- You’ll use the up-to-date technology of that in the industry, boosting your employability

- Tutors are involved in conducting ground-breaking, international research, which will inform your learning

- Small class sizes mean you’ll get close tutor guidance throughout your studies

- We have excellent links with Royal Forestry Society, Institute of Chartered foresters (ICF) and other forestry organisations

- Opportunity for an international exchange at Humboldt State University, California, to experience the approaches to forestry woodland and conservation in another country

- Residential study tours to the Uplands and Lowlands, giving you an insight into woodland ecology and conservation in other parts of Britain

- The opportunity for a one-year work placement in a related profession, bolstering your knowledge – and your CV - by putting it into practice in the real world

- Former students have stepped into jobs with woodland, national and wildlife trusts, have become self-employed eco consultants or a career in conservation

If you want an exciting, varied and professional career in forestry, then the outstanding facilities and experienced lecturers at our National School of Forestry will set you on the path to success.

Modules

You will study the following core modules: Ecology, Silviculture, Measuring and Managing Forests, Forest Development, Introduction to Conservation Biology, Designing Sustainable Woodlands, Forest Policy, Land Use and Governance Research Theory and Practice, Biodiversity Monitoring, Temperate Woodland Dynamics, Dissertation, Conservation Strategies, Optional modules are also offered to enable you to create an individual learning path.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ambleside

Department:

Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Forestry and arboriculture

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
28%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
C

Biosciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
48%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
E

After graduation


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Forestry and arboriculture

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.

98%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Conservation and environmental associate professionals
10%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Fewer than 100 graduates usually take full first degrees in forestry and arboriculture, so there is not a lot of data to examine — they're a little more commonly taken as foundation degrees, often studied at colleges. But for the chosen few in forestry, there are a handful of specialist roles in forestry management available every year, and this is the degree preferred for those jobs. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

Biosciences

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.

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low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sports and fitness occupations
19%
Therapy professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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What about your long term prospects?

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

Forestry and arboriculture

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