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BSc in Conservation with Forestry (with placement year) (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Forestry

Course Description

This course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and gives partial fulfilment of Professional Membership Entry.

Forests are the most biodiverse of all terrestrial ecosystems and contain the vast majority of the world’s terrestrial species. This degree provides an understanding of this biodiversity, the ways in which it is influenced by people, and the role that forests can play in reducing the impacts of human activities, including climate change. The degree focuses on the principles of biological conservation, forest ecology and forest ecosystem function, the practice of conservation, and the ways in which forests can be managed to meet conservation objectives. There are opportunities to study abroad in the second year and to spend up to 12 months working for a conservation or forestry organisation.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and gives partial fulfilment of Professional Membership Entry. Forests are the most biodiverse of all terrestrial ecosystems and contain the vast majority of the world’s terrestrial species. This degree provides an understanding of this biodiversity, the ways in which it is influenced by people, and the role that...

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Course Content

On this course lectures, you will study through a mixture of tutorials, seminars and fieldwork. Our courses are modular and comprise suites of compulsory and optional modules. The latter allow you to expand your studies into new areas or develop specialisms that interest you.

Year 1

This is an introduction to the principles of conservation, forestry and management.

Year 2

This year builds upon the first year and develops your understanding of the practice of conservation. You take optional modules in those aspects of forestry that interest you most.

Final Year

In the final year you can choose to write a conservation management plan, and you will carry out an independent research project in a topic that particularly interests you, under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

On this course lectures, you will study through a mixture of tutorials, seminars and fieldwork. Our courses are modular and comprise suites of compulsory and optional modules. The latter allow you to expand your studies into new areas or develop specialisms that interest you. Year 1 This is an introduction to the principles of conservation, forestry and...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum 104 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels: including grade C in a science subject at A2 level (e.g. Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Economics, Statistics, Psychology). Excluding General Studies.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H5 in a science subject)
  • Access: Science/Environmental-based Access course
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Countryside Management, Applied Science, Forestry & Arboriculture, or Animal Management: DMM
  • City & Guilds Extended Diploma in Countryside Management, or Forestry & Arboriculture: Merit
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry & Arboriculture or Land & Wildlife Management: Merit
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma is not accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com

Typical offer is based on a minimum 104 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels: including grade C in a science subject at A2 level (e.g. Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Economics, Statistics, Psychology). Excluding General Studies. International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H5 in a...

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Assessment Methods

We use a wide variety of teaching methods ranging from lectures, practicals and fieldwork to seminars and tutorials. Seminars and tutorials concentrate on problem solving, study skills development and reinforcing material taught in lectures; their relaxed and informal atmosphere also encourages lively debate over current and contentious issues. Courses are assessed using a variety of methods involving coursework and examination. All modules make extensive use of the University’s ‘Blackboard’ virtual learning environment, which provides direct access to learning resources, course documents and lecture notes.

We use a wide variety of teaching methods ranging from lectures, practicals and fieldwork to seminars and tutorials. Seminars and tutorials concentrate on problem solving, study skills development and reinforcing material taught in lectures; their relaxed and informal atmosphere also encourages lively debate over current and contentious issues. Courses are assessed using a variety of methods...

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