University Centre Sparsholt has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?
Excellent reputation, close links with landowners and unprecedented access to a wide variety of sites
Learn on the 176-hectare College estate with conservation management plan, countryside stewardship schemes and a varied managed rural environment
- Develop ecological expertise through research, surveying and data collection, and conservation management planning
What will I learn?
The course applies a scientific approach to natural resource management, wildlife conservation and sustainability, with an overall theme of applied ecological science. You will develop the skills to analyse and monitor a range of diverse ecosystems in the field and design and effectively implement management plans.
Where can I go from here?
You can progress onto postgraduate study, gain employment with conservation organisations or use your skills to run your own business. Sparsholt graduates now hold positions in wildlife conservation and consultancy, with government bodies such as Natural England and with NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations).
• Global Ecosystems
• Science Foundations
• Conservation Work Practice
• Habitat and Species Identification
• Introduction to Ecological Science
• Academic Skills
• Land Use Policies and Legislations
• Conservation Site Management
• Wildlife Research Management
• Conservation Land Management
• Field Ecology Techniques
• Data Analysis 1
• Landscape Ecology and Geographic Information Systems
• Sustainable Resource Management
• Project and Site Management
• Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues
• Professional Industrial Development
• Data Analysis 2
Both formative assessments, allowing you to develop research and study skills as well as technical and expert knowledge and summative assessment feature in this programme. Summative assessments include completion of a research dissertation, written assignments, presentations, project and lab reports, practical based and online portfolios and open and closed examinations.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from international students. For further details on the English language requirements, visa requirements and student life, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/.
|A level||CCE||Three A Level passes, including two at grade C or above, one of which should be in a science|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||
We also accept the following City & Guilds Diploma:
• C&G Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) - DMM;
• C&G Extended Diploma - Merit with 6 units at Distinction or above
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits||A merit profile in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, with Science units at Merit.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||With HL Science at 4.|
Plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B||Score 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2)|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band|
We will also accept the following qualifications from EU students: GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above; IGCSE English (as a first or second language) at grade C/4 or above; AS or A level English Language or English Literature; International Baccalaureate (English A or B syllabus or English Literature Standard or Higher level) grade 4.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,800 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£9,800 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Sparsholt offers a College Bursary for financial support to eligible students. Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions. For further details, plus information on the loans available to both postgraduate and undergraduate students, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.
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