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Environmental Conservation

University Centre Reaseheath

UCAS Code: FEC1 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A minimum of 64 tariff points from A and AS levels

A minimum of 64 tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

in a Science or Environmental related subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

in a science or environment related subject

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Do you care about our environment? If so, this course is for you.?

Through studying for the Foundation Degree in Environmental Conservation, you will develop the scientific knowledge, practical and management skills suitable for a wide range of jobs within conservation and environmental research. This degree takes a ‘big picture’ approach, looking at the environment as a whole and how it can be managed as well as specialising in specific subjects such as habitat?management, climatology, surveying of plants and animals?and environmental science.?Modules have practical elements- both in the field and lab-based as well as?theoretical?elements.?

If we can conserve a habitat, we conserve everything living within it – including us.?

Environmental and conservation concerns such as pollution, climate change, and biodiversity are becoming ever more significant in the 21st century.? Preservation of the natural world is vital, and graduates with the knowledge, skills, and drive essential to achieving this aim will be better prepared to develop a career in this fast-moving sector.?

The qualification achieved through this foundation degree?opens up?a range of opportunities and routes to work for organisations?in the environmental conservation sector, including work overseas.?Employment opportunities?include:?Reserves officer/supervisor, conservation officer, ecologist, science officer, nature recovery officer, biodiversity project officer, woodland delivery officer, reserves warden, conservation scientist, peatland conservation officer, reserves officer, environmental consultant and people and wildlife officer.?

Following successful completion of this course, you may study an additional top-up year in BSc (Hons) Environmental?Conservation.?

Modules

Level 4
Ecological Survey & Census Skills
Conservation of British Habitats
Scientific Data Collection & Analysis
Introduction to the Anthropocene
Principles of Environmental Science
Evolution and Adaptation

Level 5
Research Methods
Ecological Restoration
Work based learning for the land-based industries (optional)
Experiential Learning (optional)
Woodland and Wetlands Management
Plant and Soil Science
Climatology

Assessment methods

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations.

The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:

Year 1
80% coursework
20% written exams

Year 2
80% coursework
20% written exams

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Reaseheath

Department:

Countryside

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