Why choose this degree? We are living in a period of unprecedented planetary change in terms of climate and biodiversity. Would you like to understand the current and emerging science in the fields of sustainability, conservation and ecology that can make a positive difference and develop the knowledge, skills and networks for employment? Join us to:
- Gain the skills the industry needs (both academic and practical) through work-related learning.
- Work with a team of passionate, multidisciplinary, experienced lecturers with local and national links, and current industry contacts.
- Choose to progress on to a BSc Top-up course to continue your studies after successful completion.
• LEVEL 4 • Global Ecosystems • Fundamentals in Science • Industrial Experience • Habitat and Species Identification • Academic Skills • Introductory Ecology • LEVEL 5 • Conservation Legislation and Policy • Applied Industrial Research • Conservation Land Management • Applied Ecology • Field Ecology Techniques • Industrial Development • Statistics and Research Methods
Final and in-session assessment will allow you to develop research and study skills as well as technical and expert knowledge. Assessments include written assignments, presentations, project and lab reports, practical based and online portfolios and 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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Successful completion of a NQF level 4 (Cert HE or HNC) or NQF level 5 (Dip HE, HND or FdSc) in a relevant subject. Please email [email protected].
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/.
Minimum requirement is 64 UCAS tariff points. Students who successfully complete the FdSc may apply to 'top-up' to the BSc. We welcome applications from people with non-standard or international qualifications.
Additional entry requirements
GCSE Maths and English @ Grade C/4 or above (or level 2 equivalents)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores of 5.5 in any of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.ielts.org/about-ielts/ielts-for-migration/united-kingdom|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Pass in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI|
|PTE Academic||60||Minimum score of 60 or higher in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.pearsonpte.com/selt-tests/pte-academic-ukvi|
We will also accept the following qualification: LanguageCert International ESOL SELT - minimum score of 33/50 in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) https://www.languagecert.org/en/uk-visa-exams/study-in-the-uk
Please email [email protected] for details
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9800||Year 1|
Additional fee information
If your household income is under £32,960 you could receive a bursary of up to £750 per annum. This can be used to help towards travel costs, books and equipment or anything else that will help you during your course. Depending on the financial information disclosed in your Student Loan application, UCS may make an automatic bursary award based on specific criteria as set out in our Access and Participation Plan. If this is not the case you may still be able to apply for financial support to the UCS HE Hardship fund by completing a Bursary Application Form (available from end of |Term 1). For more information please [email protected].