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Environmental Conservation Top-up

University Centre Reaseheath

UCAS Code: BEC1 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Working With Nature... For Nature

This course gives you the unique opportunity to study and research both terrestrial and aquatic habitats.

Our specialist environment and equipment here at Reaseheath will enable you to develop cutting-edge knowledge and skills in microbiology, limnology, marine ecology, environmental resource management and sustainable leadership.

You will also have the exciting opportunity to do research of your choice, including the chance to design, set up and run your own series of experiments within the discipline of environmental conservation.

You will develop the scientific knowledge, practical and management skills suitable for a wide range of jobs within conservation and environmental research. Modules have practical elements- both in the field and lab-based as well as theoretical elements.

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 honours degree top-up opens up a range of opportunities and routes to work for a whole host of organisations in the environmental conservation sector, including work overseas.

Employment opportunities include: Reserves supervisor, conservation supervisor, senior ecologist, science officer, nature recovery supervisor, biodiversity project manager, woodland delivery manager, reserves warden, conservation scientist, peatland conservation project manager, reserves officer, environmental consultant, and people and wildlife officer/manager.

Following successful completion of this course, you may go on to study at Master’s or PhD level, exploring and researching conservation issues at a higher level.

Modules

Level 6
Dissertation (equivalent to two modules)
Marine Ecology and Limnology
Micro Ecosystem Ecology
Environmental Resource Management
Leadership and Management for Sustainability

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% Examinations

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

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Course location:

University Centre Reaseheath

Department:

Countryside

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