This course is aimed at those wishing to pursue careers within the conservation sector. Students will develop their ability to strike a sustainable balance in the management of habitats for wildlife and people to effectively engage stakeholders in the natural world for the benefit of biodiversity and people. Practical species identification and field research skills will also be developed. What will I study? Year 1:
- Flora and fauna identification
- Principles of ecology and conservation
- British wildlife
- UK conservation - history, structure, current and future trends
- Academic and professional skills
- Geographic information system (GIS) mapping
- Employment Skills in Environment and Conservation.
- Habitat management (including GIS)
- Wildlife management
- Access, education and interpretation
- Research design and statistical analysis
- Independent project
- Management skills in environment and conservation.
- Business and employment elements are included to improve transferable skills and give students a thorough insight into their chosen career path.
- 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.
You will study; Flora and fauna identification British wildlife Wildlife management UK conservation - history, structure, current and future trends Habitat management Access, education and interpretation Geographical information systems Research skills.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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
Additional entry requirements
GCSE English at grade C/4 or above
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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University Centre Bishop Burton
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