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.
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.
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.