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University of Reading

Environmental Management with Placement Year

UCAS Code: D447
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Agriculture
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

A level Geography or Biology preferred. GCSE Biology, Chemistry or Combined Science at grade C required if not studied at A or AS level.

Scottish Highers

Geography or Biology preferred.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Relevant science modules preferred.

International Baccalaureate

Geography or Biology preferred at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


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


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

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. The four-year course incorporates a year on a professional placement.


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.

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

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
2% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Graduates who are elementary agricultural occupations


Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Graduates who are managers and proprietors in agriculture related services


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 graduates also go into other areas, such as the horticulture trade, auctioneering and conservation. Agriculture graduates are also in increasing demand for one of the hardest-to-fill jobs in the country - surveying. Jobs for agriculture graduates are often in rural areas - in 2016, areas like Essex, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Yorkshire and Kent were all important for agriculture graduates.
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