What will I learn?
The programme brings a scientific approach to the management of plant and animal communities through investigation of ecological and scientific concepts. You will also explore legislative, financial and planning processes to gain a truly integrated understanding of wildlife conservation. Identification, sampling and monitoring and wildlife and sites is applied and supported by field trips each year.
Our strong links with landowners mean you will enjoy access to a wide range of sites as well as the University Centre Sparsholt’s own excellent resources.
Work-related learning is key, so you will also gain practical experience and contacts with a variety of organisations through visits, guest speakers and work placements.
How will I be assessed?
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 written assignments, presentations, project and lab reports, practical based and online portfolios and open and closed examinations.
Where can I go from here?
You can continue your studies with our BSc (Hons) Top-up programme, or enter industry. Many of our graduates use their skills to start a business or to work in wildlife conservation or consultancy with NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) or government bodies such as Natural England.
• Global Ecosystems
• Fundamentals in Science
• Conservation Work Practice
• Habitat and Species Identification
• Academic Skills
• Introductory Land-based Ecology
• Countryside Law and Policies
• Applied Practical Skills
• Applied Industrial Research
• Conservation Land Management
• Applied Ecology
• Field Ecology Techniques
A Level Two A Level passes, including one at grade C or above one of which should be in a science
BTEC Ext. Diploma MMP
City & Guilds Ext. Diploma P + 6 units at Merit or above
BTEC Diploma MM
City & Guilds Diploma M
Access to HE A satisfactory pass in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3 with Science units at Merit
International Baccalaureate Appropriate IB Certificates considered
GCSEs in maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.