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Countryside Management (Joint Honours )

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Countryside Management (Joint Honours) Where you will study: Buxton Campus UCAS code: Y004 Entry requirements: 260 UCAS tariff points, of which at least 220 will be from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma, IB Duration and mode of study: full time: three years, part time: four-six years Course fees: Please refer to our website Start dates: You can start this course in September 2013.

Why choose this course? ▪ You will study at Oaklands Manor, our 58 acre outdoor leadership centre in the heart of the Peak District National Park. ▪ This programme can be combined with Outdoor Recreation, Ecotourism or Adventure Tourism. • You will take part in conservation days, field trips and work placements where you will develop your practical knowledge and learn all about estate skills.

About the course This is not all wellies and spades - you will get the opportunity to use the latest technologies, such as wikis, blogs, podcasts and audio trail MP3 recordings, to help you to get the most out of your outdoor practical experience. During this course you will work with organisations such as: ▪ Ecology Consultants ▪ The National Trust ▪ British Mountaineering Council.

How you’ll learn You'll learn through a variety of lectures, seminars and practical fieldtrips in the Peak District. You will be assessed by examinations, essays and presentations. During your course you will write countryside management plans using case studies, so you will have examples to show potential employers. You'll have the chance to do an optional work placement.

I am now a fully employed permanent ranger at Carsington Water. The role is a perfect blend of customer service and engagement plus good habitat management and maintenance out on the wider reservoir, matches my degree perfectly. Dave Drury

Your career Opportunities for you include: ▪ Countryside warden and ranger positions in conservation organisations ▪ Education officers in outdoor and field studies centres ▪ Local government recreation ▪ Interpretation officers and environmental education including 'Learning outside the classroom'.

You will gain valuable estate work experience that enhances your transferable skills in preparation for employment across the outdoor and countryside sector.

What you’ll cover You will study modules like these, but they may change: LEVEL FOUR



Countryside Law and Management

Countryside Interpretation and Marketing

Current Issues and Professional Development

Introduction to the Natural Environment

GIS and Applied Mapping


Outdoor Research and Professional Development 1

Nature Conservation

Independent Study

Philosophical Perspectives of Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Research and Professional Development 2

Outdoor and Environmental Education


Socio-political Issues



Diploma in Professional Practice (Optional to Programme)



Applied Professional Practice



Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice


Get in touch Dr Linda Birch T: +44 (0)1332 594807 General enquiries about admissions and applications, UK and overseas: E: T: +44 (0)1332 594667

The information in this leaflet was correct when we produced it, but please check our website for the most up to date information.

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