Course information This course is taught at East Durham College, Houghall Campus. The effective conservation of species, ecosystems and natural resources is vital for future sustainable development, and the need for conservation professionals is ever increasing. On this course you will gain the academic knowledge, applied ecological theory and extensive hands on field experience needed to manage habitats and conserve wildlife. You will also enrich your knowledge by exploring wider topics such as rewilding, environmental issues, agri-environment schemes, and the work of conservation organisations. With this combination of academic knowledge, practical skills and work experience, it’s no wonder that our graduates have gone on to work for prestigious organisations such as The Wildlife Trust, The National Trust and The Forestry Commission. Course structure The programme has been developed following wide consultation with stakeholders interested in environmental conservation and wildlife management. Right from your first year, you will gain grounding in work-related situations as well as academic study before developing a deeper understanding of the key issues in your second year. You will be assessed through field reports, research projects, examinations, case studies, portfolios, presentations and practical skills. Work placement You will complete a 30-day work placement usually during the summer between your first and second year. This will give you essential skills and experience of wildlife and environmental management activities within the sector. There are numerous field visits to conservation sites and organisations. Previous destinations include Knepp Estate, Rhossili Bay, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew and many more.
A wide range of assessment techniques will be applied throughout the programme to confirm learning outcomes. These will include: Formal (time constrained) examinations; Research projects; Employers reporting on work-based experience; Essays; Case studies; Conservation management plans; Oral presentations; Portfolios/appraisals; Practical Skills; Production of publicity and information materials;
How to apply
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|Campus name||East Durham College, Houghall Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||56 points||to include at least one A level|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 15 credits|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H4, H4|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Essential: five GCSEs at Grade C/4 including mathematics and English Language|
Each applicant is assessed on individual merit and offers can vary. All qualifications that you have already studied or still working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Admissions Office Tel: 01285 889912; or Email: [email protected] for advice.
Additional entry requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|