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SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Wildlife and Conservation Management

UCAS Code: F751

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Evidence of National 5 Maths and English (Grades A-C) are required

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C

UCAS Tariff

96-104

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Agriculture, food and related studies

The Wildlife and Conservation Management course is aimed at those who care about wildlife and the environment and want to protect it so that everyone may enjoy it. Biodiversity conservation, species and habitat identification, visitor management and land use are all included in a dynamic, hands-on course taught by enthusiastic professionals with direct experience in the land based industries. The course offers flexibility, allowing you to choose modules to suit your particular aspirations, and you’ll put the knowledge you gain to good use though real-life scenarios and case studies. This course attracts students of many different ages, backgrounds, and future aspirations. What they all have in common is an interest in studying this unique mix of biodiversity, conservation ecology and people management topics.
The general aims of the Wildlife and Conservation Management programme are as follows:
• To provide a programme which meets the needs of the conservation sector for graduates with knowledge, understanding and skills in science, social science, technology and development.
• To develop a programme which is dynamic and responsive to the changing demands on the conservation sector.
• Integration of current and future technologies into the theory frameworks of modules as well as the teaching methodologies.
• ‘Industry-facing’ –the programme has close relationships with conservation sector organisation for module reviews, site visits, guest lecturing, placement and internship opportunities.
• ‘Innovation for Impact’ – there is an extended focus on subject material and education practices to ensure that the programme provides graduates with the necessary skills to not only enter a dynamic work sector but to be able to offer employers an innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set.
By the completion of the course students will have been supported and enabled in their studies to:
Engage critically with ecological knowledge and methodology required in the practical application of conservation and land management
Engage critically with the techniques and methods to manage human impact on natural assets.
Explain debate and demonstrate the need for action in conservation, outdoor access or land management projects and have the pragmatic knowledge and skills to address them.
Interrogate range of data sources (species, habitat, climatic, etc.) to produce models for improved management and ecological status.
Manage themselves, team and projects in preparation for careers in diverse range of conservation organisations.
To be innovative, creative practitioners, graduates will research, critically analyse and apply new processes, data, and technology and management systems in real world scenarios.
Demonstrate strong communication skills to explain, debate and demonstrate to multiple audience types the theory and application of wildlife conservation.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,950
per year
England
£6,950
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,950
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£6,950
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Barony

Aberdeen

Department:

Countryside and Environmental Management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
23%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Agriculture, food and related studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£22,052
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Elementary agricultural occupations
19%
Agricultural and related trades
11%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services

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