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?

  • Excellent reputation, close links with landowners and unprecedented access to a wide variety of sites
  • Learn on the 176-hectare College estate with conservation management plan, countryside stewardship schemes and a varied managed rural environment
  • Develop ecological expertise through research, surveying and data collection, and conservation management planning
What will I learn? The course applies a scientific approach to natural resource management, wildlife conservation and sustainability, with an overall theme of applied ecological science. You will develop the skills to analyse and monitor a range of diverse ecosystems in the field and design and effectively implement management plans. Where can I go from here? You can progress onto postgraduate study, gain employment with conservation organisations or use your skills to run your own business.  Sparsholt graduates now hold positions in wildlife conservation and consultancy, with government bodies such as Natural England and with NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations).

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 • Global Ecosystems • Science Foundations • Conservation Work Practice • Habitat and Species Identification • Introduction to Ecological Science • Academic Skills YEAR 2 • Land Use Policies and Legislations • Conservation Site Management • Wildlife Research Management • Conservation Land Management • Field Ecology Techniques • Data Analysis 1 YEAR 3 • Dissertation • Landscape Ecology and Geographic Information Systems • Sustainable Resource Management • Project and Site Management • Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues • Professional Industrial Development • Data Analysis 2

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 completion of a research dissertation, 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:
C185
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

The minimum academic entry requirement for our BSc and FdSc Vet Nursing degree is 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points, dependent on your qualifications. Please see www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator. Applicants with non-standard or overseas qualifications, previous learning towards a degree level course or work experience in a relevant subject area may also be considered. If you have a question about the academic requirements, please email [email protected]

Additional entry requirements

Other

GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above or equivalent.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Overall 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 ISEPassPass in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI
PTE Academic60Minimum 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

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


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
80%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9800 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