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. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), (subject to re-accreditation).
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 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
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of
- Ecology and Environmental Management, Chartered Institute 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.
Republic of Ireland
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For full entry requirements, including details of all other qualifications accepted, please see our website www.harper.ac.uk The University is happy to consider applications from those who are studying mixed qualifications, such as combinations of BTECs and A levels. Due to the numerous combinations available it is impossible to state the entry requirements for these, but applicants can expect to receive offers with comparable grades to those without mixed qualifications. For advice please contact the Admissions Team. The University is committed to bringing fresh talent to the industries we serve and has developed a range of initiatives to give everyone the best chance to access our undergraduate programmes. Known as 'Access to Harper' our contextualised offer scheme recognises difficulties that some applicants may face and provides those applicants with an offer lower than our standard requirements. Further details can be found at https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/access.cfm
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|