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Course summary

We live in a rapidly changing world. If you feel your purpose in life is to safeguard our environment and you have a desire to share your passion with others, we can help you to achieve your goals. With plenty of hands-on practical management of our stunning 330-hectare campus, this course will provide you with all the industry-focused skills and knowledge you need to ensure you can pursue your passion to make a positive difference to our environment. This course gives you the unique opportunity to study and research both terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Our specialist environment and equipment will enable you to develop cutting-edge knowledge and skills in microbiology, limnology, marine ecology, environmental resource management and sustainable leadership. You will also have the exciting opportunity to do research of your choice, including the chance to design, set up and run your own series of experiments within the discipline of environmental conservation. Course Features:

  • Research projects and fieldwork
  • Enhancing and management of habitats to attract wildlife species
  • Industry placement with local authorities, businesses and organisations
Career Options:
  • Reserves officer/supervisor
  • Conservation officer
  • Ecologist
  • Science officer
  • Nature recovery officer
  • Biodiversity project officer
  • Woodland delivery officer
  • Reserves warden
  • Conservation scientist
  • Peatland conservation officer
  • Environmental consultant
  • People and wildlife officer

Modules

Dissertation (equivalent to two modules) Marine Ecology and Limnology Micro Ecosystem Ecology Environmental Resource Management Leadership and Management for Sustainability

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and timed online assessments. Coursework may take many forms including essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence. The timed online assessments vary depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions & short answer quizzes.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
BEC1
Institution code:
R14
Campus name:
University Centre Reaseheath
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to gain 120 credits from a Level 5 qualification (HND, Foundation Degree, Diploma of Higher Education) in an Environmental or other related discipline


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

It is strongly recommended that students have an up-to-date tetanus vaccination record before starting this course. Reading lists are provided for each module studied and some students chose to purchase key texts. Equipment Costs Pens Pencils Notepad A laptop that is windows compatible A scientific calculator (£10-20) Leaver arch files or equivalent USB memory stick/hard drive or cloud based digital storage space Wellies (£20 min) Protective steel-capped boots (tip: steel capped boots are more comfortable when worn with a pair of thick walking socks) (£20 min) Protective gardening gloves (£5 min) A magnifying x10 hand lens (£5) Waders are recommended but not essential Plenty of warm, waterproof clothing – layers are best! A copy of ‘Maths Skills for Biologists’- available from the FSC online (£3.75) Prices of equipment are subject to change dependent on retailer.
Environmental Conservation Top-up at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS