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

Countryside Management

Do you want to work outdoors and have the countryside as your office? Yes? This sounds like this course is for you. The course will give you a detailed understanding of how the countryside works and how it can be managed to maximise the benefits to wildlife, habitats, farmers and recreational users. The Institute organises regular visits to stunning and outstanding conservation, wildlife and recreation sites. This course will enable you to develop the practical countryside skills such as fencing, dry stone walling and tree planting and work experience as an integral part of the course. Aberystwyth University is an industry leader in education and training for countryside careers. Aberystwyth University strives to create a memorable and cherished student experience. In the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), the University scored top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). We are proud of our track record of getting students into rewarding conservation careers. Last year, 97% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months (DLHE, 2017). 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. You will also have the opportunity to explore studying abroad on our Erasmus + scheme or International Exchange programme. This course is taught over three years. During this period you may be introduced to the following subjects and concepts: How the landscape has been created (geology, geomorphology and historic development); How the landscape has been created (geology, geomorphology and historic development); The ecological processes that govern life on earth; The use of Geographical Information Systems; The impact of agriculture on the environment; How visitors are managed on countryside sites; The conservation of global biodiversity; The impacts of intensive, extensive and organic agricultural systems on the environment; Sustainable tourism. *Please note that this is an illustration of what you may study during your degree. More information can be found on our website. 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 assignments, essays, practical exercises, 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