University Centre Bishop Burton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Wildlife and Conservation Management

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Course summary

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.
Year 2:
  • 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.
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 16 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 conservation non-government organisations (NGOs) in the UK and abroad, conservation contractors, and public bodies such as local authorities, the Forestry Commission and Natural England, plus many more.

Course details

Modules

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

Application codes

Course code:
D444
Institution code:
B37
Campus name:
Bishop Burton
Campus code:
-

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

Additional entry requirements

Other

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.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
59%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Wildlife and Conservation Management at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS