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Countryside, Environment, Wildlife & Geography


“An understanding of the natural world and what is in it is a source of not only great curiosity but great fulfillment.”

David Attenborough

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Study here and let your curiosity of the natural world lead you to dynamic career opportunities. Learn about sustainable management practices and the underpinning theories.

Each of our courses has its own focus on topics such as conservation biology, animal behaviour, renewable energy, water, forestry, food security, land use, and social and physical geography. You'll also develop highly transferable job skills such as teamwork, problem solving, and managing people and projects.

“Placement was the best thing I could have ever done; I learnt new skills, gained valuable experience and confidence for the future. I enjoyed it so much I didn't want to leave!”

Fortunately, Will Barker didn't have to leave South Staffs Water's estates department at Blithfield Reservoir, as he was offered a job when he graduated!

Why study Countryside, Environment, Wildlife and Geography at Harper Adams? The countryside is your classroom at Harper Adams. You will put the theory you learn in lectures, tutorials and the laboratory into practice in the rural and urban habitats, landscapes and communities surrounding our campus. There will be residential and day field trips to places such as local nature reserves, the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Snowdonia National Park, as well as a whole year spent on work placement.

You will learn about the impact of domestic and international policies, and how changes in the environment and land use affects wildlife, the environment, society and the economy.

We'll help you understand the links between environmental sustainability, human health and well-being, resource management and the economic development.

Teaching staff have industry, research and professional experience, and are supported by guest lecturers from the sector.

Why Harper?

  • Learn about the countryside IN the countryside
  • Highly vocational courses
  • Lots of field trips including two week-long residentials
  • Careers in urban environments as well as rural ones


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