4 years full-time
Start date: September 2017
Institution code: H12
Key features include:
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The one-year work placement is organised and managed through a dedicated placement unit at Harper Adams. To further support you on placement the countryside and wildlife team have a course specific placement manager and academic staff to visit you on placement twice during the year to review your progress.
The industrial placement gives you the chance to work in a course-relevant wildlife conservation or resource management environment in the UK or abroad. This generates excellent applied knowledge and really enables you to put into practice the skills gained in the first two years of study.
There are also long-term careers benefits as employers value the combination of academic knowledge and hands-on skills gained from real world experiences.
This course provides comprehensive training in modern wildlife management techniques and is designed to introduce key concepts of wildlife conservation, biodiversity and sustainable resource management. Students will develop a broad understanding of the scientific principles required for effective management of our wild flora and fauna, which is increasingly coming under pressure as a result of human activity.
Combined with a sound scientific underpinning students will gain hands-on experience in the techniques of collecting, analysing, and interpreting data for the conservation and management of our wildlife and natural resources.
Graduates can expect to find employment in a diversity of sectors revolving around the sustainable land use and management. A range of organisations including local government, large corporations, developers and NGOs such as Wildlife Trusts employ staff with expertise in survey, management and assessment of wildlife populations.
Projects, large and small, require work to mitigate impacts, particularly where protected species and habitats of conservation value are present. An understanding of animal behaviour and welfare, population ecology, field skills, conservation science and underpinning environmental legislation will open up opportunities for graduates from this course. Placements have seen students working with ecological, and planning consultants, the National Trust, and AONB advisors working with farmers to enhance wildlife habitat. Graduates can also expect to find employment within the more traditional countryside management sector in warden and management roles with a focus on ecological management of land and wildlife.
Harper Adams University has the best and most consistent long-term graduate employment performance in specialist agri-food higher education
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