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 diverse ecosystems in the field and design and effectively implement management plans for wildlife conservation.
Our strong links with landowners mean you will enjoy access to a wide range of sites as well as University Centre Sparsholt’s own excellent resources. You will gain practical experience and contacts with a variety of organisations through, visits, guest speakers and work placements.
How will I be assessed?
Final and in-session assessments feature in this programme, allowing you to develop research and study skills as well as technical and expert knowledge. Assessments include completion of a research dissertation, written assignments, presentations, project reports, practical based and online portfolios and examinations.
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) such as the RSPB.
• Global Ecosystems
• Science Foundations
• Industrial Experience
• Habitat and Species Identification
• Introductory Ecology
• Academic Skills
• Conservation Legislation and Policy
• Industrial Development
• Conservation Land Management
• Field Ecology Techniques
• Statistics and Research Methods
• Applied Ecology
• Landscape Ecology and Geographic Information Systems
• Sustainable Resource Management
• Project and Site Management
• Global Biodiversity
• Professional Industrial Development
• Further Statistics
A Level Three A Level passes, including two at grade C or above one of which should be in a science
BTEC Ext. Diploma DMM
City & Guilds Advanced Technical Ext. Diploma (1080) DMM
BTEC National Diploma N/A
City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) N/A
Access to HE A Merit profile in a relevant Access course with 96 tariff points including a minimum of 15 credits at merit in science-based units
International Baccalaureate 24 points with HL Science at 4
Plus GCSEs in maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.