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University of Reading

Environmental Management

UCAS Code: D447
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Agriculture
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

75%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

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

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The University of Reading has been at the forefront of research into sustainability and the environment for many decades, and is ranked 3rd in the UK for research power in Earth Systems & Environmental Sciences. Join us in one of the biggest and most exciting challenges humanity currently faces, and benefit from being taught by staff who are experts in their fields and actively engaged in cutting-edge environmental research. Small class sizes mean close personal attention. Our campus is home to nearly 1700 animal and plant species and offers multiple habitats for study: lakes, hay meadows and woodland as well as extensive parkland. You will use these for practical classes and fieldwork, and will be able to step straight from the laboratory to the field. In addition, the University owns a number of large farms, which can be used as sites for final-year projects. We have numerous links with universities, in the USA, Malaysia and Africa, and you will have the opportunity to study at them. Additionally, field trips will enable you to travel to a variety of locations to carry out research.

Modules

University of Reading

Wantage Hall

The University of Reading is based on the beautiful Whiteknights campus and is perfectly situated with excellent links around the country. Firm choice applicants are guaranteed a place in halls, all with individual character. The Students' Union has a good working relationship with the University and hosts the largest entertainment venue in the area plus the UK's largest SU shop.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

26%
67%
7%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

16%
84%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
28%
67%
5%

Year 1

19%
77%
4%

Year 2

95%
5%

Year 3

31%
55%
14%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 77%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
30% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
32% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
356 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are elementary agricultural occupations

9%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

18%

Graduates who are managers and proprietors in agriculture related services

16%

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 also, less obviously, surveying, estates and auction work, heritage and conservation. Jobs in sport are also popular with this group. Jobs for agriculture graduates are often in rural areas. In 2012, the south of England, particularly Essex, Kent, Gloucestershire and Devon, were the most common regions in which graduates of the subject started their careers.
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