University Centre Sparsholt

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Portsmouth

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Course summary

WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?

  • Gain the skills the industry needs – both academic and practical – through work-related learning
  • Expert lecturers with local and national links sharing vital industry contacts
  • Choose to progress onto a BSc Top-up course to continue your studies after successful completion
What will I learn? The programme brings a scientific approach to the management of plant and animal communities through investigation of ecological and scientific concepts. You will also explore legislative, financial and planning processes to gain a truly integrated understanding of wildlife conservation. Identification, sampling and monitoring and wildlife and sites is applied and supported by field trips each year. Our strong links with landowners mean you will enjoy access to a wide range of sites as well as the University Centre Sparsholt’s own excellent resources. Work-related learning is key, so you will also gain practical experience and contacts with a variety of organisations through visits, guest speakers and work placements.. Where can I go from here? You can continue your studies with our BSc (Hons) Top-up programme, or enter industry. Many of our graduates use their skills to start a business or to work in wildlife conservation or consultancy with NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) or government bodies such as Natural England.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 • Global Ecosystems • Fundamentals in Science • Conservation Work Practice • Habitat and Species Identification • Academic Skills • Introductory Ecology YEAR 2 • Countryside Law and Policies • Applied Industrial Research • Conservation Land Management • Applied Ecology • Field Ecology Techniques • Conservation Site Management

Assessment method

Both formative assessments, allowing you to develop research and study skills as well as technical and expert knowledge and summative assessment feature in this programme. Summative assessments include written assignments, presentations, project and lab reports, practical based and online portfolios and open and closed examinations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C18M
Institution code:
S34
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international students. For further details on the English language requirements, visa requirements and student life, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6CEFR Level B2. Overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores of 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing https://www.ielts.org/
PTE Academic60CEFR Level B2. Overall score of 60, with minimum scores of 59 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing https://www.pearsonpte.com/

We will also accept the following qualifications from International Students: LanguageCert International ESOL SELT @ B2 with minimum scores of 33/50 in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (https://www.languagecert.org/) Trinity Secure English Language Tests @ B2 with Pass Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing (https://www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI)

Please email [email protected] for details

https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £9800 Year 1
Channel Islands £9800 Year 1

Additional fee information

www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/additional-costs/

Sponsorship information

Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students and an Aim Higher Bursary to £1200 to all students progressing from a Sparsholt Level 3 course to a FdSc or BSc. Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions. For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at University Centre Sparsholt - UCAS