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

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)6CEFR Level B2. Overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores of 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing https://www.ielts.org/
PTE Academic60CEFR Level B2. Overall score of 60, with minimum scores of 59 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing https://www.pearsonpte.com/

We will also accept the following qualifications from International Students: LanguageCert International ESOL SELT @ B2 with minimum scores of 33/50 in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (https://www.languagecert.org/) Trinity Secure English Language Tests @ B2 with Pass Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing (https://www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI)

Please email [email protected] for details

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


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
88%
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 £9250 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/.

Provider information

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Our COVID-19 information

University Centre Sparsholt
Sparsholt
Winchester
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Clearing contact details

Clearing 2022 – Get in touch!
Clearing Contact Details

01962 797269

Course Clearing information

Additional information

There is still time to join us at University Centre Sparsholt this September through clearing. Every year, students find their ideal course in UCAS Clearing or Adjustment. It gives you another opportunity to find the best course for you – whether you’ve changed your mind, your results surprised you or you’re just starting to think about starting university this year. Our courses range from Applied Animal Science, Zoo Biology and Equine to Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Aquaculture and Fishery Management, Marine Ecology and Conservation and Veterinary Nursing Science. Why choose University Centre Sparsholt? Excellent industry links; Outstanding facilities; Expert lecturers; Specialised degrees; TEF Gold award; Accredited by University of Portsmouth; and a Hampshire countryside campus or city living in Winchester


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