Countryside, conservation and wildlife degree courses

Do you see yourself pursuing a career as an ecological consultant, a field ecologist, a biodiversity officer, or perhaps a wildlife reserve or country park manager?

RAU graduates from these degree programmes have gone on to work with the National Trust, the Wildlife Trusts, RSPB  and FWAG, as well as Natural England, the Environment Agency, along with heritage organisations such as Historic England and Cotswold Archaeology.

Students have regular contact with people and organisations working within the environmental sector, and incorporate a blend of ‘real world’ field-based learning alongside the more traditional campus-based study approaches.

Foundation degree students will select three practical training courses offered by the RAU's  John Oldacre Rural Innovation Centre valued up to £1,000 at no additional cost. These include chainsaw, brushcutter, tractor driving, quad bike, hedgelaying, dry stone walling, fencing. In addition, emergency first aid, manual handling and a health & safety course are also mandatory. Employers favour graduates who already have such certificated courses.

FdSc Wildlife Conservation and Countryside Management

The effective conservation of species, ecosystems and natural resources is vital for future sustainable development, and the need for conservation professionals is ever increasing.

On this course you will gain the academic knowledge, applied ecological theory and extensive hands-on field experience needed to manage habitats and conserve wildlife.

BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Countryside Management (Top-up)

Interested in roles such as a biodiversity officer, ecological surveyor, or a countryside manager?

These are just some of the routes open to you after this course, designed with organisations directly involved in conservation.