University Centre Bishop Burton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Ecology and Environmental Management (Top Up)

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Course summary

This programme enables students to progress from the FdSc qualification to a full BSc Honours degree in Ecology and Environmental Management. Academic and industry knowledge, understanding and skills gained will be developed and applied to a greater depth and breadth. Students will explore and analyse current and future issues and trends and apply their learning in the field. What will I study?

  • Conservation biology
  • Ecosystem services and ecological consultancy
  • Advanced geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Freshwater ecology and management
  • Dissertation.
There is a strong emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to practical situations using the excellent range of habitats both on the college estate and in the local area. The programme content is designed to be appropriate to the needs of the sector. You will have the opportunity to specialise through the dissertation, which is 10,000 words on a relevant subject area. Learning and Teaching Approach This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all student learning styles and preferences. There is a strong emphasis on active learning with seminars, workshops, field work and site visits, case studies, work-based learning, independent learning, formative assessment and guest speaker sessions. These are combined with theory lectures that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. Teaching methods focus on facilitating a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Independence and the ability to make decisions, problem solve and manage projects are required in the conservation and ecology sector. Contact Time Approximately 12 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). A part-time option is also available. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week. What else can I expect?
  • Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
  • Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
  • Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
  • Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/university-centre/life-skills-team-at-ucbb
  • Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
  • Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.
  • Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support
  • Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.
Career Opportunities Careers are available with ecological consultancies, conservation non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the UK and abroad, public bodies such as the Environment Agency, Natural England and local authorities, plus many more.

Course details

Modules

You will study; Conservation biology Ecosystem services and ecological consultancy Advanced geographical information systems Freshwater ecology and management Dissertation Ecology and environmental management.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

University Centre Bishop Burton and Riseholme College welcome applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should have a relevant foundation degree. related HND at merit level or ordinary degree is required . Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task will be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications


English language requirements

If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4625 Year 1
England £4625 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4625 Year 1
Scotland £4625 Year 1
Wales £4625 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Ecology and Environmental Management (Top Up) at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS