Course: FdSc British Wildlife Conservation

Course details

  • UCAS Code

    7C27
  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    2 Years (Full time / Part time)
  • Academic Year

    21 September 2020 - 21 May 2021

The effective conservation of species, ecosystems and natural resources is vital for future sustainable development. 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.

Course overview

You will also enrich your knowledge by exploring wider topics such as rewilding, environmental issues, agri-environment schemes, and the work of conservation organisations. With this combination of academic knowledge, practical skills and work experience, it’s no wonder that our graduates have gone on to work for prestigious organisations such as The Wildlife Trust, The National Trust and The Forestry Commission.

After successfully completing the Foundation degree you may wish to consider enrolling for additional year of study on the BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Countryside Management (Top-up) or BSc (Hons) Countryside Management (Top-up) to obtain an Honours degree.

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Work placement

You will complete a 30-day work placement usually during the summer between your first and second year. This will give you essential skills and experience of wildlife and environmental management activities within the sector. Field visits to conservation sites and organisations are not only exciting but essential to this course. Previous destinations include Knepp Estate, Rhossili Bay, British Wildlife Centre, Elan Valley and many more.

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 need to be made by the UCAS deadline to ensure we are able to offer you a place on your first choice course.

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 admissions@rau.ac.uk to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.