Course:BSc (Hons) Countryside Management (Top-up)

Course details

  • UCAS Code

  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    1 Year (Full time /Part time)
  • Academic Year

    19 September 2022 - 26 May 2023

Whether you already work in this arena or aspire to, you will advance your environmental and landscape knowledge and gain the necessary skills and understanding to make informed and effective countryside management decisions.

Course overview

Graduates have gone on to work at nationally-recognised organisations such as Natural England, Historic England, National Trust and The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group.

There is flexibility built into the course. Part-time students in employment can complete the work-based Research Project and reduce the time required  to attend campus-based modules. You will also have  the  opportunity to undertake research field trips, including Costa Rica for ecology and Greece or Italy to explore heritage. 

Industry experience

You will benefit from the numerous links with colleagues who work in the countryside sector, both through field visits and visiting guest lecturers. Your Research Project will give you great opportunities to work directly with industry partners. Previous examples have considered how to manage habitats at the landscape scale for adders and how to protect vulnerable sites through use of appropriate signage.

Ready to take the plunge? Apply now

Applications to study at the Royal Agricultural University must be made through the UCAS system. This applies to all undergraduate courses.

Applications should be made by the UCAS deadline to ensure we are able to offer you a place on your first choice course. However, if you have missed the deadline please contact as there are usually places available.

If you would like to apply during UCAS Extra or Clearing, please check that we have places available.

Applicants wishing to study on a course on a part-time basis will need to apply directly to the RAU.

Please contact to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.