Relevant Foundation Degree
This course gives you the unique opportunity to study both terrestrial and aquatic habitats.
You will explore modules to help you understand how to manage the physical processes that sculpt the landscape, ensuring these habitats are conserved and improved for the benefit of native fauna and flora.
You’ll also have the chance to take part in international field work, learning first-hand about geomorphic processes and their management within an alpine environment.
University Centre Reaseheath is an academic partner of the University of Chester. Foundation degrees, Honours degrees, and Cert Ed are awarded by the University of Chester.
Full-time: 1 year
What will I study?
7 Modules (all at 15 credits with the exception of the dissertation module which is a double credit module at 30 credits) include:
- Dissertation Project
- Ecology and Management of Marine Ecosystems
- Environmental Hazards: from Mitigation to Management
- International Field Course (Alpine Environments)*
- Environmental Pollution and Remediation*
- Forest Ecology and Management*
- Global Environmental Change
*these modules are optional
Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity, plus field trips. Your actual contact hours may depend on which optional modules you select, but the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each year of the course:
Year 1: 18% of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
Teaching, Learning and Assessment: 221 hours
Independent Study: 979 hours
Percentage of course assessed by coursework
The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:
7% written exams
Feedback is supplied via Turnitin or directly from the module tutor. The majority of submissions are made via Turnitin and feedback for coursework is provided within twenty working days after the submission date.
Written feedback will be supported verbally should the student require clarification. Formative assessment feedback will be provided at the time of completion where possible, with more detailed summative feedback for reports.
- Successful completion of an FdSc programme (or equivalent qualification).
- Postgraduate study.
- These may include a career for The Wildlife Trust, RSPB, National Trust or The Environment Agency
- Countryside ranger
- Conservation officer
- Community engagement officer
- Environmental consultant
- Land manager.
As a Higher Education student you will have two main costs to meet; your tuition fees and living costs.
Our full-time tuition fees for UK and EU students, entering University, can be found on the student finance page. These fees are charged for each academic year of a course and are set by the college annually.
If you are an international student or for the latest information on tuition fees visit the student finance page on our website.
University Centre Reaseheath is committed to providing additional financial support to those who need it. To find out about the bursary schemes available visit the additional financial support pages on our website.
All Higher Education students are given the opportunity to apply for residential accommodation. First year students are guaranteed accommodation and this offer is made to all applicants who live more than a reasonable daily travelling distance from Reaseheath and who apply before 31st July of the year they intend to start their course. For full details on our halls of residence visit the accommodation pages.
We have a team of dedicated professionals on hand to offer you support when and if you need it during your time with us. These include our Student Services team, Higher Education Support Team (HEST), Library and Learning Resources and the Reaseheath Careers Service. You will find more information on the support provided at Reaseheath here.
Before you apply you can come and visit us at one of our HE Open Events to see what we have to offer. Once we have received your application we will invite you to attend an Offer Holder Day.
Applications for full-time Degrees and Foundation Degrees are made through UCAS. Applications for all other full-time courses such as Access to HE and Level 4 Diplomas should be made directly to Reaseheath via the online application form. You can find out more here.
For students to get the best out of their time at University Centre Reaseheath, we must both recognise that we owe obligations to each other. These obligations are set out in our Higher Education Student Contract. Before you accept an offer of a place at University Centre Reaseheath, it is important that you read these contract conditions. If you are going to be living in Halls of Residence, you will also need to read the Student Accommodation Licence Conditions. Both of these contracts can be found here.
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