Royal Agricultural University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
You will learn how to become an effective manager in the countryside, combining your understanding of ecology, landscape development, cultural history and heritage management. This course has been designed with environmental conservation and heritage organisations, enhancing graduate employability. Our graduates have gone on to work at The National Trust, The Wildlife Trust, Cotswold Archaeology and many more organisations. You will gain training in a range of industry skills, with the opportunity to complete recognised training courses in machinery and equipment operations at our Rural Innovation Centre. The cost of which is included in your tuition fee.
Benefit from a course designed in partnership with Cirencester College, utilising the expertise and resources of both institutions.
You will undertake habitat surveys, research projects, presentations and produce information resources. You will also be assessed through a wide range of techniques including inquiry-based learning, examinations, case studies, business plans, portfolios, presentations and practical skills. You will be required to supervise and mentor first year students on practical conservation activities as part of your training in volunteer management.
You will also gain experience in the field, with previous trips including the Gower Peninsula, the Somerset Levels and numerous local sites.
You will complete a 30-day period of compulsory work placement, usually during the summer holiday between your first and second year, to gain an in-depth experience of wildlife, heritage, and environmental management activities within the sector. You will produce a portfolio of evidence of this learning experience.
- Species, Ecosystems and Environment
- Landscape Cultural History and Change
- Conservation, Agriculture and Industry
- Heritage Management
- Amenity Access and Education
- Historic Asset Management
- Landscape Conservation
- Practical Conservation Skills
- Supervisory and Mentoring Skills
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||56 points||Minimum one A2 subject|
|A level||CD||Example of possible offer|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||45 credits at level 3|
|AS||Acceptable when combined with other Level 3 qualifications|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Essential: Five GCSE subjects at Grade C/4 or above including English Language and mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H4, H4|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Acceptable when combined with other Level 3 qualifications|
Additional entry requirements
may be required
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||none of the four elements below 5.5|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|