SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Scottish Qualifications Authority trading as SQA

Wildlife and Conservation Management

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Course summary

The Wildlife and Conservation Management course is aimed at those who care about wildlife and the environment and want to protect it so that everyone may enjoy it. Biodiversity conservation, species and habitat identification, visitor management and land use are all included in a dynamic, hands-on course taught by enthusiastic professionals with direct experience in the land based industries. The course offers flexibility, allowing you to choose modules to suit your particular aspirations, and you’ll put the knowledge you gain to good use though real-life scenarios and case studies. This course attracts students of many different ages, backgrounds, and future aspirations. What they all have in common is an interest in studying this unique mix of biodiversity, conservation ecology and people management topics. Assessment Methods The course is assessed in a variety of ways, from investigations, essays, and case studies, to presentations, work experience tasks and both independent and collaborative projects. We ensure that transferable key skills such as communication and teamwork are naturally embedded and assessed throughout the course, providing students with skills that are readily transferable to the workplace. Modules Year 1: 12 credits are required to gain the Award of HNC and 15 credits are required if you plan to progress to second year of the course. Modules include: Biodiversity Conservation, Ecology and Ecosystems, Geology and Geomorphology, Rural Land Use, Environmental Awareness, Graded Unit 1, Interpretation and Visitor Management Techniques, Classification and Identification of Organisms, Leadership of Countryside Activities, Planning and Development, Heritage Studies, Biology, Wildlife Management, Information Technology, Animal Care: Wildlife, Wildlife Husbandry and Rehabilitation.

Modules

Year 1: 12 credits are required to gain the Award of HNC and 15 credits are required if you plan to progress to second year of the course. Modules include: Biodiversity Conservation, Ecology and Ecosystems, Geology and Geomorphology, Rural Land Use, Environmental Awareness, Graded Unit 1, Interpretation and Visitor Management Techniques, Classification and Identification of Organisms, Leadership of Countryside Activities, Planning and Development, Heritage Studies, Biology, Wildlife Management, Information Technology, Animal Care: Wildlife, Wildlife Husbandry and Rehabilitation.

Assessment method

Assessments have been structured to ensure that the learning outcomes above are tested effectively: Knowledge and understanding is assessed in a variety of mechanisms through investigations, case studies, presentations, essay and unseen written examinations. For assessment of intellectual skills we will use problem based exercises, investigations, case studies, presentations, essay. Independent project work such as the graded unit are used to demonstrate capability in a range of intellectual skills linked to specialist knowledge, understanding and practical skills. Assessment of practical skills must involve a practical demonstration of it this will involve observed tasks, presentations or work experience tasks. Assessment of transferable and key skills our assessments have been designed in such a way that the transferable/key skills are embedded and are readily transferable to employment and other contexts. An example being communication/teamwork can be developed through structured opportunities in the curriculum. For example, written communication skills can be developed and assessed through essays or dissertations; oral communication skills through presentations and seminars; or team-working skills through collaborative projects in the field or desk-based.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a course taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability can be viewed on our website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course.

Guidance on English Language requirements

https://www.sruc.ac.uk/courses-training/student-support/international-students/study-requirements-for-international-students/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1
Channel Islands £7000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £1285 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
Wildlife and Conservation Management at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS