BSc Hons Degree in Environmental Conservation | Kirkley Hall Campus | LBI9029F |Northumberland College
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BSc Hons Degree in Environmental Conservation

Kirkley Hall Campus
Course Code:
Awarding Body:
University of Cumbria

BSc Hons Degree in Environmental Conservation Level 6

Start Date:
17 September

Who is the course for?

The programme is designed to give students a detailed understanding of the principles underpinning contemporary environmental management and its relationship to other stakeholders within the land-based sector in terms of science and practice. The course aims to stimulate an informed interest in, and critical analysis of, how global influences can impact upon local habitats, diversity and future management options.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

A relevant level 5 environment related qualification or substantial experience and demonstrable ability to study at level 6 equivalent to 240 credits at level 4 and 5.

***PLEASE NOTE Applications should be made Via the UCAS site at***

UCAS Code:D4H7

What will I study on the course?

Modules include:

- Dissertation

- Enterprise and Sustainable Management

- Collaborative Land-based Practice

- Environmental Management and Conservation

- Ecosystem Ecology and Processes

- Industrial Experience

Validated by: University of Cumbria

Duration: 1-year full time (Sept-June)

Level 6

Course Costs:

£6150 fees for 19/20

Students are advised they may incur extra costs for additional books, journal subscriptions and resources. If the printing allocation is exceeded then you may need to purchase additional credits. Students are responsible for transport costs and this includes field trips. You will also need to ensure that you have suitable clothing for outdoor working.

Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including presentations, portfolios, dissertation, report writing and project work.

BSc Hons Degree in Environmental Conservation Level 6

You could seek employment in a range of senior or managerial roles within environmental conservation, countryside management and ecology. Studying at postgraduate level, plus research and teaching roles are also possible.

Higher Education learners are entitled to apply for HE Loans that cover the cost of tuition. In addition, depending on your chosen course of study and individual circumstances, you may be entitled to a maintenance loan. You may also qualify for a college bursary All learners can also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals for learners resident in houses where income is below £25000 annually.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email

How can I apply for this course?

Northumberland College is now part of the regional college group Education Partnership North East. The UCAS institution to apply for this programme is City of Sunderland College, with the institution code C69.

You should apply for this course through UCAS and search either by course or for City of Sunderland College.

Please use this link to the UCAS website

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here

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