What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A level Geography or Biology preferred. GCSE Biology, Chemistry or Combined Science at grade C required if not studied at A or AS level.
Geography or Biology preferred.
Relevant science modules preferred.
Geography or Biology preferred at Higher Level.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-147 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers89%
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.
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
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
Enhance your understanding of the functioning of natural and human-made environments, and the socioeconomic factors behind environmental problems. You will develop skills in the acquisition and analysis of environmental data, and the development of sound management strategies and plans. Land is facing increasing conflicts related to its management for different purposes. These include food production, renewable energy, protection of soil and water resources, nature conservation, urban development and the provision of space for recreation and tourism. This degree enables you to build on your interests and to prepare for a career in these areas. You will be able to tailor this course to suit your specific interests. Two pathways are available: the Landscape and Countryside Management pathway or the Global Environmental Management pathway. The Landscape and Countryside Management route has a strong land management emphasis, while the Global Environmental Management pathway covers more of the wider international aspects of environmental issues. Alternatively, you can choose your own route by selecting modules from each. There is a strong practical element to the course and you will usually carry out field trips once a week during the first two years, gaining exposure to people and organisations working in the environmental management sector. The course focuses on the needs of employers and you will develop your professional skills alongside your scientific knowledge, using exercises such as mock consultancies. You will gain the core knowledge needed for a range of careers in fields such as environmental management, nature conservation and natural resource management. Skills learned through the course can also be transferred to other sectors such as rural development, estate management, international project management and environmental education. You can opt to take the four-year version of this course, which incorporates a year on a professional placement. Students are also encouraged to consider a study abroad experience as part of their degree programme. The University has a wide range of exchange partners in Europe and across the world in Australia, Canada and the USA (subject to availability).
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.
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.
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