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Foundation Degree FdSc in Conservation and Wildlife Management

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Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Conservation and Wildlife Management Foundation degrees are courses with a larger element of work-based and practical learning than usual in BSc courses. The Foundation Degree in Conservation and Wildlife Management is designed to meet the requirements of modern and realistic wildlife management, for habitat and species conservation in the UK and Europe. Course programme There is a need for professionally trained conservation and wildlife management personnel who have academic knowledge and competence integrated with practical skills and experience. In an increasingly demanding and threatened environment, a scientific approach to the management of plant and animal communities is essential if modern society wishes to conserve and sustainably interact with its natural heritage. The course's rationale pivots around this ecological approach and students will develop the competence and knowledge to enable them to make important conservation and wildlife decisions and effectively put them into practice. The units operate within a double framework. The first provides the knowledge and skills to enable effective management activities, while the second provides understanding of the legislative, financial and personnel-related framework within which the conservation and wildlife manager operates. Both aspects are enhanced by work-based learning with appropriate conservation and wildlife management organisations. From the outset, students will find that there is a considerable degree of integration between the units of the course, all of which complement each other. This approach to the teaching programme is essential to the realistic training provided for future career positions within conservation, wildlife and natural resource management. Unit titles include: Level 1 Introductory Science Ecological Science 1 Habitats and Species Land Use and Historical Ecology Methods and IT Methods of Analysis Wildlife and Habitat Protection Level 2 Ecological Science 2 Ecological Survey Wildlife Conservation Conservation Research IT and Communication Financial Studies Human Resources Students typically have a genuine interest in the environment and in wildlife. In many cases this interest has had to play a secondary role to work, family or past study commitments in others it is the only route that they have wished to follow from school. Entry requirements Passes in at least three separate subjects in GCSE to include English and Maths and a pass grade in a relevant National DiplomaCertificateAward or at least one A Level pass or equivalent academic qualifications or appropriate professional qualifications Course progression There is an opportunity to transfer to the third year of BSc Conservation and Wildlife Management on passing the Foundation Degree. The course will also prepare students for postgraduate study. This course will develop existing practitioner's skills to run their own business successfully. Course Facts at a glance: Course Code: S34 UCAS Code: D446 (for full-time applications) Duration: 2 Years Tutor: Dr. A. Barker , PhD, BSc (Hons) S. West , PG Dip, BSc (Hons), MIEEM, FLS Qualification: Validated by the University of Portsmouth Student Profile: Mark Edwards Read Full Profile

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Conservation and Wildlife Management Foundation degrees are courses with a larger element of work-based and practical learning than usual in BSc courses. The Foundation Degree in Conservation and Wildlife Management is designed to meet the requirements of modern and realistic wildlife management, for habitat and species conservation in the UK and Europe. Course...

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