University Centre Sparsholt

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Portsmouth

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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Course summary

TEF Gold

University Centre Sparsholt has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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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 deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC185
Institution code S34
Campus nameMain 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

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCE Three A Level passes, including two at grade C or above, one of which should be in a science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM We also accept the following City & Guilds Diploma: • C&G Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) - DMM; • C&G Extended Diploma - Merit with 6 units at Distinction or above
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits A merit profile in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, with Science units at Merit.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points With HL Science at 4.

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)66.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band
PTE Academic61
Cambridge English AdvancedBScore 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2)

We will also accept the following qualifications from EU students: GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above; IGCSE English (as a first or second language) at grade C/4 or above; AS or A level English Language or English Literature; International Baccalaureate (English A or B syllabus or English Literature Standard or Higher level) grade 4.

Further information

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

+ Printing posters: £30- £50 + Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and course specific equipment: £100 + Optional trips, study tours and visits*: UK or overseas field trip: £200 – £500 *The cost of compulsory trips, study tours and visits that link directly to assessment are covered by the tuition fees

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