Royal Agricultural University

British Wildlife Conservation Royal Agricultural University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

Royal Agricultural University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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The effective conservation of species, ecosystems and natural resources is vital for future sustainable development, and the need for conservation professionals is ever increasing. On this course you will gain the academic knowledge, applied ecological theory and extensive hands on field experience needed to manage habitats and conserve wildlife.

You will also enrich your knowledge by exploring wider topics such as rewilding, environmental issues, agri-environment schemes, and the work of conservation organisations. With this combination of academic knowledge, practical skills and work experience, it’s no wonder that our graduates have gone on to work for prestigious organisations such as The Wildlife Trust, The National Trust and The Forestry Commission.

Course structure
Benefit from a course designed in partnership with Cirencester College, utilising the expertise and resources of both institutions; including use of the Cirencester College Animal Centre with more than 80 species.

You will also gain practical rural skills training through our Rural Innovation Centre at Harnhill Manor Farm with the cost included in the tuition fee.

Right from your first year, you will gain grounding in work-related situations as well as academic study before developing a deeper understanding of the key issues in your second year. You will be assessed through field reports, research projects, examinations, case studies, portfolios, presentations and practical skills.

Work placement
You will complete a 30-day work placement usually during the summer between your first and second year. This will give you essential skills and experience of wildlife and environmental management activities within the sector.

There are numerous field visits to conservation sites and organisations. Previous destinations include Knepp Estate, Rhossili Bay, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew and many more.

Course details

Modules

Indicative Modules:

  • Species, Ecosystems and Environment
  • Wildlife Ecology and Survey
  • Wildlife Handling and Protection
  • Conservation, Agriculture and Industry
  • Habitat Management
  • Conservation Research Skills
  • Practical Conservation Skills

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 7C27
Institution code R54
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 56 points minimum one A level or equivalent
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma 45 credits at level 3
Scottish Higher CCC
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


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 none of the four elements below 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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Royal Agricultural University
Stroud Road
Cirencester
GL7 6JS


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