Learn about the countryside... in the countryside: It makes sense, really – if you are passionate about learning to manage and help shape the future of the countryside and the wider environment, you want to be right in the middle of it. Based in rural Shropshire, we are fortunate to be surrounded by countryside and environmental resources, ideal both for your studies and leisure time. There are the North Shropshire meres and bogs, the Long Mynd, Aqualate Mere, Offa’s Dyke National Trail and the world famous geological site of Wenlock Edge. Not to mention the Stiperstones, Shropshire Hills, local nature reserves, the Wrekin, Wildlife Trust sites and a host of National Trust and English Heritage properties and parks. We are within easy reach of the Welsh Mountains, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District. This course provides comprehensive training in modern wildlife management techniques. You will develop a coherent understanding of the scientific methodology behind effective management techniques for our wild flora and fauna, and gain hands-on experience in the techniques of collecting, analysing and interpreting data for the conservation of our wildlife and natural resources. 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. A strong focus on animal behaviour and the relationship between species and the environment. A focus on the practical application of theory to give you the skills to succeed in your chosen career.
For up to date module information please visit the university website at: http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/undergraduate/course/UDRWLDCN
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
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
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
An understanding of a science based subject, whether through a taught qualification, beyond GCSE level, or independent learning, would be preferable. Evidence of independent learning should be included within your personal statement.
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Additional entry requirements
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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|