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 of 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?
Final and in-session assessment will allow you to develop research and study skills as well as technical and expert knowledge.
Assessments include written assignments, presentations, project and lab reports, practical based and online portfolios and 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) such as The Wildlife Trusts or government bodies such as Natural England.
• Global Ecosystems
• Fundamentals in Science
• Industrial Experience
• Habitat and Species Identification
• Academic Skills
• Introductory Ecology
• Conservation Legislation and Policy
• Applied Industrial Research
• Conservation Land Management
• Applied Ecology
• Field Ecology Techniques
• Industrial Development
- 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 Advanced Technical Ext. Diploma (1080) MMP
- BTEC National Diploma MM
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) MM
- Tlevels Pass in a relevant subject
- Access to HE A satisfactory pass in a relevant Access course with 74 tariff points, with 24 credits at merit or above including 12 credits in science-based units
- International Baccalaureate Appropriate IB Certificates considered
- Plus GCSEs in maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.