This programme enables students to progress from the FdSc qualification to a full BSc Honours Degree in Ecology and Environmental Management. Academic and industry knowledge and understanding and skills gained will be developed and applied to a greater depth and breadth. Students will explore and analyse current and future issues and trends and apply their learning in the field.
- Conservation biology
- Ecosystem services and ecological consultancy
- Advanced geographical information systems
- Freshwater ecology and management
There is a strong emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to practical situations using the excellent range of habitats both on the College estate and in the local area.
Application for the full-time course is through UCAS using code C1F7, entering campus code R, and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.
If you are currently studying for a degree at Riseholme and wish to 'top up' with this course, please apply via our online application form.
Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available.
One year full-time or two years part-time.
Full-time studens will be expected to attend College for up to 12 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Where possible these hours are spread across two days to allow time for dissertation project work. This may include some evening teaching. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study (approximately 25 - 30 hours a week) in addition to contact / lecture time.
Graduates may further their studies at Masters level on completion of this course.
Assessment will include written assignments, case studies, poster presentations and survey reports.
- Access and field trips to an excellent range of habitats in the local area including wetland and freshwater, woodland, farmland, coast and estuary, moorland.
- Employer links to various relevant organisations including local Wildlife Trusts, council departments, national organisations such as the RSPB, ecological consultancies.
- Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, an excellent Learning Resources Centre and access to online resources such as Athens.
- Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all courses.
- Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
- Experienced staff with both academic and industrial experience.
Roles are available with organisations such as the Forestry Commission, Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and the Environment Agency in professional ecology, scientific research, conservation planning and biodiversity planning. There may also be opportunities to work abroad on ecological surveying and monitoring projects.
Students will need to buy a College white laboratory coat for lab practicals, waterproof clothing, outdoor footwear including Wellington boots, walking boots. Students will generally need a pair of steel toe-capped safety boots and a pair of waders. Recommended items include SPSS statistics software available from the College library, binoculars and a range of key texts.
Upon registering to become a student of Bishop Burton College on a programme validated by the University of Hull, each student agrees to comply with the following:
- University of Hull Complaint Regulations (so far as it applies to Collaborative Provision students)
- University of Hull Academic Appeal & Queries Regulations (so far as it applies to Collaborative Provision students)
- Guide for Collaborative Provision Students
- University of Hull Library and ICT Regulations and Guidelines
- Any other University of Hull policy, procedure, regulation or requirement as may be communicated from time to time. Find out more about the University of Hull's Quality and Standards.
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Applicants are normally expected to have completed a relevant qualification, such as a HND or Foundation Degree. A GCSE grade 4 or C or equivalent in English is also required.
Applicants from non-traditional routes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).