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?
BSc (Hons) Environment, Food and Society
Available for 2020 entry. Benefit from our strong relationships with leading food and farming businesses, policy makers from industry,and government and civil society organisations; as well as gaining access to the organisations directly involved in promoting sustainable food and farming.
*Subject to validation
This programme will give you the skills to understand the challenges and contribute to the solutions of major global issues. You will cover topics such as natural resource management, wildlife conservation, animal welfare, agro-forestry, ecology and community supported agriculture. The course has been developed in collaboration with the Soil Association Food for Life programme that aims to ‘make good food the easy choice for everyone’ in schools, nurseries, hospitals and care homes.
This three-year degree programme includes a traditional campus-based experience and work-based learning modules which are designed to encourage you to understand the reality of the work environment and opportunities for innovation. You will be fully supported by the RAU with scheduled visits to campus to share your experiences with your teaching team and learn from other students.
Your final project is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge, to build your CV and support your career goals. Working with colleagues, you will select a real world problem to focus on in an area that interests you. This could be developing a specialist interest in food production or marketing, landscape, technology, social enterprise or policy innovation.
Designed by industry, this course will provide you with the skills required by future employers, and to make a positive impact within the food and farming sectors. In your second year will complete a work placement from April-September. Companies include Brakes Food, Creed Food Services, and NSF International.
Modules will cover topics such as:
- Introduction: Environment and Society
- Introduction: Food and Society
- Historical Context: Food and Farming
- Personal and Professional Skills
- Global Environment Issues
- Wildlife and Natural Resources
- Food and Farming Systems
- Diet and Consumer Behaviour
* Subject to validation
** Optional additions to the course will incur additional charges
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Careers you could pursue after graduating include:
- Environmental and Land Based Consultancy
- Renewables, Energy, Waste Recycling, Development and Sustainability
- Statutory Bodies eg. Natural England, Wildlife Trusts, National Trust, National Parks Authority
- Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs)
- Policy and Public Affairs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.