351–400 th
World University Rankings 2019
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Countryside Conservation

Are you passionate about wildlife and want to work in wildlife and habitat conservation? Then this is the course for you. Tailored to meet the needs of the conservation industry it will give you the skills and knowledge you need to get the job you dream about. Here is why we think Aberystwyth is a great place to study a degree in Countryside Conservation: - Aberystwyth is the industry leader in education and training for countryside careers; - Students on this course are taught and mentored by enthusiastic and experienced staff; - We organise regular site visits to stunning conservation and wildlife sites and study weeks in Wales, Ireland and Borneo; - All students will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement or study year abroad during their second year. You will be studying in a University that is ranked top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). You will learn and live in an exceptional environment where you will be surrounded by a great diversity of beautiful environments, including marine, moorland, mountain, waterways, grassland and coast. Studying at Aberystwyth University will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to explore nature on our doorstep. Nearby to the University's campus, students can explore the Dyfi National Nature Reserve, Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire and the Brecon Beacons National parks. This degree is taught over three years. During this period of study, you will be able to explore how landscape has been created (geology, geomorphology and historic development); The roles, responsibilities and actions of the main governmental and non-governmental organisations involved in the management of a multi-functional countryside;The use of Geographical Information Systems; Methods of surveying and monitoring wildlife; The ecological concepts that need to be applied to the conservation of endangered flora and fauna in terrestrial and aquatic habitats; Environmental law, protection and consultancy; Man-made threats to natural ecosystems; Avian biodiversity. Please note that is an illustrative example of what you may study. You will be taught through a balanced programme of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work which will be supplemented by visits to a variety of countryside sites managed by differing countryside agencies. You will be assessed through vocational skills based assignments, essays, survey reports, portfolios, oral presentations and exams. Graduates from this course have discovered careers in: Conservation, Biodiversity, National Trust, National Parks, Country wildlife trusts, RSPB and Environmental agencies. This course is designed to equip you the core skills that employers are seeking, allowing for a smooth transition from campus to career.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • International Year 1 £15,000
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000