Course: FdSc Ecology and Environmental Management

Department: Countryside and Environmental Studies

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years full-time or three years part-time

The Programme

This course is aimed at those wishing to pursue careers within the ecology sector. Students will explore the issues faced by habitats and species and put forward innovative, forward thinking, evidence-based solutions.  Development of a broad understanding of the legislation surrounding species and habitats and practical survey skills are central themes to the course.  

This programme will commence in September 2019. 

What You Study

  • Wildlife identification and survey techniques
  • The principles of ecology
  • Geographical information systems
  • Wildlife legislation and habitat assessment
  • Habitat management planning
  • Fauna and flora surveying
  • Research skills.

Business and employment elements are included to improve transferable skills and give students a thorough insight into their chosen career path.

There is a strong emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to practical situations in the field.

How To Apply

Application for the full-time course is through UCAS using code C1F8 and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have 48 UCAS points at A-Level or a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent. They must also have GCSE English at grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification.

Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

All applicants need an appropriate academic / employment reference.

David Ware

FdSc Wildlife and Conservation Management

David previously worked for the Ministry of Defence as a cartographer, drawing charts of the world’s oceans. He later moved into marketing and business management with the Met Office, then worked in a similar capacity for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He left to pursue a career working outdoors.

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