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Undergraduate study

Environment, Sustainability & Wildlife

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“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.

Our environment provides us with vital resources that underpin our economic prosperity and our health and wellbeing. Our courses focus on the management of the environment, wildlife conservation and the sustainable management of land for production of food, timber and clean water, alongside strategies to mitigate threats arising from climate change.

“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 Environment, Sustainability and Wildlife at Harper Adams?

Do you want an exciting and rewarding career working alongside other professionals in the fields of engineering, hydrology, planning, ecology and agriculture to ensure that changes in land management and land use have minimal environmental impacts - and ideally lead to a net gain - whilst contributing to the UK’s economic prosperity? If you'd love to work both independently and with a team, and would enjoy a busy and varied role where you're sometimes outdoors as often as in the office, we have a course for you.

Our courses are accredited by professional bodies and reflect the growing need from industry to respond to government initiatives such as the Agriculture Bill, the 25-year Environment Plan and our international commitments to tackle climate change. Environmental surveyors and wildlife biologists with specialist knowledge and an understanding of the big picture will be in demand.

At Harper Adams you won’t just learn in the classroom - the university estate, including a commercial farm, is a great way to see land management in action, not to mention visits to local farms, estates, factories and interesting properties, and guest lecturers from industry.

Why Harper?

  • Outstanding, diverse career prospects
  • Placement year provides the experience and skills employers want
  • Close links with industry

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