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University of Reading

Environmental Management with Placement Year

UCAS Code: D447

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

A level Geography or Biology preferred.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

to 15 Level 3 Units at Distinction and 30 Level 3 Units at Merit. Relevant science units preferred.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2-M2,M2,M2

Geography or Biology preferred.

Extended Project

B

In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification provides to students for University study, we now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer.  Eligible applicants would receive two offers,  our usual offer plus an alternative offer of a B in the EPQ and one grade lower in their A level subjects

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-30

Geography or Biology preferred at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3-H3,H3,H3,H3,H3


Geography or Biology preferred.

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

DDM

Relevant science modules preferred.

Scottish Higher

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


Geography or Biology preferred.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the grade achieved, preferably studied alongside Geography or Biology.

UCAS Tariff

120-147

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

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Countryside management

Environmental management

Explore the scientific and socio-economic issues behind sound environmental management, whilst developing your professional and scientific skills and putting knowledge to practice with a dedicated placement year. Land is facing increasing conflicts related to its management for different purposes, from food production, renewable energy, and nature conservation to urban development and the provision of space for recreation and tourism.

Learn about the technical, scientific and socioeconomic aspects of environmental issues, and develop methods for tackling them. We focus on the needs of employers and you will develop professional skills alongside your scientific knowledge, using exercises such as mock consultancies. We are the highest-ranking UK university for this subject area and ranked 6th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 - Agriculture & Forestry).

Tailor the course to suit your specific interests by either choosing one of two pathways or selecting modules from each. The Landscape and Countryside Management pathway has a strong biological emphasis and covers topics such as land management, nature conservation and farming. The Global Environmental Management pathway covers more of the wider international aspects of the environment, such as policy, human geography and environmental issues such as pollution and climate change.

The course has a strong practical element and you will carry out field trips throughout your studies. Our campus is home to over 1,000 different animal species and offers multiple habitats to study, allowing you to step straight from the classroom to the field.

In your final year you will carry out an independent project, and will normally be embedded within one of the School's research groups, working alongside leading academics. Our specialist areas include land management, biodiversity conservation, climate change and food security.

Our staff are actively engaged in research and tailor their teaching to reflect changing trends and emerging technologies within the sector. The course is linked to environmental courses offered by other departments and you will be able to tap into their specialist knowledge.

Carry out a 10-day placement between your first and second years and work for a client, normally a local authority or environmental group in the Reading area. This can provide valuable experience of professional work, as well as enabling you to develop your research, survey, data analysis and presentation skills. There is a dedicated member of staff in charge of placements to provide advice and support.

We have links with a number of universities abroad, particularly in the USA, Malaysia, and African countries such as Uganda and Ghana. There will be opportunities for you to travel to them for study or to carry out research projects.

**Careers**

This course will provide you with a range of transferable skills, including communication, problem solving, personal development planning, time management and information technology.

As a graduate, you will have the core knowledge needed for a range of careers in fields such as environmental management, nature conservation and natural resource management.

The Landscape and Countryside Management modules pathway can be a doorway into land management or conservation careers at local authorities or non-governmental organisations such as the RSPB, National Trust or Wildlife Trusts. The Global Environmental Management route will enable you to move into jobs that focus on policy, such as roles within consultancy.

The skills learned through the course can be transferred to other sectors such as rural development, estate management, project management and teaching. It is also an ideal stepping stone for further study and research. There are also plenty of opportunities to get involved with local wildlife and conservation groups including Conserve Reading on Wednesdays (CROW) and Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT).

Modules

Sample modules may include:

• Methods in ecology and environmental management
• Humans and the environment
• Nature conservation
• Energy resources
• Sustainability and prosperity in a globalising world

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,815
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

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.

75%
low
Environmental management

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.

Agriculture, food and related studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

Human geography

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

60%
Library resources
44%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

Agriculture, food and related studies

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Engineering professionals
15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Human geography

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
20%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
14%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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