A minimum of 64 UCAS points
Full-time: 2 years
Real word scenarios, hands on training, field trips and projects.
Our beautiful 330 hectare campus is full of possibilities. We have the following habitats within our grounds:
- Two lakes
- Two rivers
- Willow carr
- Marl pit ponds
- Wildflower meadows
- Ancient hedgerows
- Designated conservation area
- Designated Site of Biological Interest
We also have access to:
- Coastal sand dunes and salt marsh
- The Goyt valley and the Peak District
- The Cheshire Beaver Reintroduction project
- Salt flashes
Any many other exciting places!
What will I study?
This course gives you the opportunity to study the science behind the environmental processes that shape and influence our environment, and examine the impact on both the natural and man-made worlds. You will be able to develop your personal and academic skills, as well as gain specific knowledge and practical skills that are essential for a career in the environmental science/conservation sectors.
The course is comprised of 16 modules spread over 2 years of study, 15 of which are compulsory, and the final module is a choice of one of two optional units related to gaining work experience.
- Ecological Survey & Census Skills
- Conservation of British Habitats
- Scientific Data Collection & Analysis
- Introduction to the Anthropocene
- Principles of Environmental Science
- Evolution and Adaptation
- A minimum of 64 points UCAS Tariff points
- CCC – A*A*A*- A Levels including a science subject
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) – MMM – D*D*D* in relevant subject
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) – DD – D*D* in relevant subject
- Access to HE Diploma
- Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis and substantial work experience will be considered, as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications.
- UCAS code
- Following completion of this course you may study an additional top-up year in BSc (Hons) Environmental Conservation
These may include a career for organisations such as The Environment Agency, Natural England, The Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, or working overseas in Environmental Conservation roles
- Reserves officer/supervisor
- Conservation officer
- Science officer
- Nature recovery officer
- Biodiversity project officer
- Woodland delivery officer
- Reserves warden
- Conservation scientist
- Peatland conservation officer
- Reserves officer
- Environmental consultant
- People and wildlife officer
There is also an opportunity for various field trips such as:
- Costa Rica
- Cornwall Beaver Project
- Somerset habitats and adders
Please note these trips will incur an additional cost.
As a Higher Education student you will have two main costs to meet; your tuition fees and living costs.
Our full-time tuition fees for UK and EU students, entering University, can be found on the student finance page. These fees are charged for each academic year of a course and are set by the college annually.
If you are an international student or for the latest information on tuition fees visit the student finance page on our website.
Students will need to purchase their own waterproofs, warm clothing, steel toe-capped boots, a x10 magnification hand lens and good quality wellington boots for practicals.
It is also strongly recommended that students have an up-to-date tetanus vaccination record before starting this course.
Reading lists are provided for each module studied and some students chose to purchase key texts.
Students will be offered the chance to engage in both domestic and overseas learning opportunities with which to enhance their classroom-based learning experience. Students will have the option to undertake overseas study for academic credit in year 2 of the programme, or simply participate for experiential purposes. These may include opportunities to undertake conservation field courses within locations such as Southern Africa, South America and the UK.
The main emphasis placed on these field courses is the development of professional, industry relevant skills and the application of students’ knowledge in a novel, stimulating, yet challenging environment. Costs associated with the field courses range from £500 – £1000 (UK & Europe), and between £2,200 – £2,800 (South America & Southern Africa). Please note that precise pricing of all field courses is subject to change, pending availability and recruitment.
- A laptop that is windows compatible
- A scientific calculator (£10-20)
- Leaver arch files or equivalent
- USB memory stick/hard drive or cloud based digital storage space
- Wellies (£20 min)
- Protective steel-capped boots (tip: steel capped boots are more comfortable when worn with a pair of thick walking socks) (£20 min)
- Protective gardening gloves (£5 min)
- A magnifying x10 hand lens (£5)
- Waders are recommended but not essential
- Plenty of warm, waterproof clothing – layers are the best!
- A copy of ‘Maths Skills for Biologists’- available from the FSC online (£3.75)
Prices of equipment are subject to change dependent on retailer.
My Reaseheath degree opened up a new world for me, enabling me to see things in a different light. I was able to fit studying round work, which was a big bonus, and the lecturers were so inspiring.
Jamie Stevenson Foundation Degree in Countryside Conservation and Recreation Management
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