Harper Adams University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Environmental Land Management (with Placement)

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Course summary

Modern environmental land management is a challenging multi-disciplinary field, and this course will train you as an effective practitioner with good knowledge and understanding of the relevant scientific, policy and legislative frameworks as well as sound people and project management skills. Strategies to protect our environment and to promote the sustainable use of natural resources at national, European and international levels are traditionally founded on principles of applied ecology and sustainable environmental management. However, in line with broader socio-economic changes, the practice of environmental land management has become more sophisticated, placing greater demands on the skills of staff at all levels of employment. As a result, Environmental Land Management graduates will be equipped with a thorough understanding of the underlying technical, economic and managerial principles, and the cultural, ethical and policy context of the sustainable management of the countryside. Skills learned will include: species and habitat indentification and surveying skills habitat management, planning and evaluation pollution control and monitoring project planning interpreting legal framework documents planning and mitigation environmental management systems co-ordinating species and habitat assessments Key features include: Residential field trips in years 1 and 4 to underpin and contextualise what you learn. A range of field trips and visits to relevant local and national organisations to provide real life experience and to meet professionals in their field of work. Emphasis on applied environmental science. A focus on the practical application of theory to give you the skills to succeed. 4 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A three year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option.

Course details

Modules

For up to date module information please visit the university website at: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201189/environmental-land-management

Assessment method

Assessment of student learning is conducted using a variety of methods. Each course module is assessed by a combination of coursework and an end of year exam. A part of the assessment process, student feedback forms an important element in the learning process. All students receive verbal and written feedback on their coursework and exam scripts. Example of assessment methods include: ◾Time constrained exams ◾Flora and fauna Identification test ◾Management plans ◾Essays / case studies ◾Field reports ◾Practical examinations ◾Poster presentations

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Ecology and Environmental Management, Chartered Institute of
  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
D462
Institution code:
H12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/24/countryside-and-environmental-management

Additional entry requirements

Other

This course is eligible for the Harper Adams Excellence and Opportunity Scheme. This Scheme recognises and rewards a limited number of applicants whose academic performance to date and anticipated level three achievements, when considered against the normal entry requirements, are excellent. Eligible applicants will receive an Unconditional offer, that is with no conditions attached. Applicants who also qualify for the Access to Harper Scheme on the basis of disadvantage will be assessed against a slightly lower threshold of ‘excellence’ so that their prior performance is judged in line with the offer grade adjustment, which is normally by one grade.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £10800 Year 1

Additional fee information

This 4 year course consists of 3 years on campus at a cost of £9250 per year (£10,800 for International students) with a placement in year 3 which costs £1850 (£3200 for International students).
Environmental Land Management (with Placement) at Harper Adams University - UCAS