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Course summary

Designed in partnership with the RSK Biocensus environmental consultancy, this programme focuses on gaining hands-on, field-based training and skills in animal and plant identification, survey and assessment, and includes the option of a six-month salaried placement with an ecological consultancy or a relevant research project. All assessment is skills-based and fit-for-purpose, with no written examinations. For more information, please visit the programme page:


Sample modules may include: *Botanical Field Skills *Ecological Consultancy Skills *Molecular Methods for Species Identification and Survey *Project Placement or Research Project *Environmental Consultancy Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent) Entry requirements: Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK, in a related subject such as biological sciences, geographical sciences, agricultural sciences or environmental sciences, but each application will be considered individually.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £12100 Whole course
EU £12100 Whole course
England £12100 Whole course
Northern Ireland £12100 Whole course
Scotland £12100 Whole course
Wales £12100 Whole course
International £25800 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

A bursary for the six month work experiance module is provided by the employer. All engaged consultancies offer financial remuneration in the form of a bursary, a zero-hour contract, or a pro-rata contract. Please contatact us for examples of the remuneration offered.

Species Identification and Survey Skills at University of Reading - UCAS