Conservation with Forestry BSc (Hons)

In Bangor

£ 13,300 VAT inc.

Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Bangor (Wales)

  • Duration

    3 Years

  • Start

    September

Description

Forests are the most biodiverse of all terrestrial ecosystems and contain the vast majority of the world’s terrestrial species. This degree provides an understanding of this biodiversity, the ways in which it is influenced by people, and the role that forests can play in reducing the impacts of human activities, including climate change. The degree focuses on the principles of biological conservation, forest ecology and forest ecosystem function, the practice of conservation, and the ways in which forests can be managed to meet conservation objectives. There are opportunities to study abroad in the second year and to spend up to 12 months working for a conservation or forestry organisation.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Bangor (Gwynedd)
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LL57 2DG

Starts

SeptemberNow taking bookings

To take into account

The course aims to enable understudies to: Identify a wide range of commercially important and common trees from a temperate environment Understand the role of trees and forests in the ecosystem and for societies worldwide Know how trees are measured Understand the main features of silvicultural systems Understand the cellular nature of xylem and how the cells are integrated together in conifers and angiosperms Understand tree growth, and their structure down to the tissue level To be able to recognise and evaluate understand the effect of different decomposer organisms of the properties of wood Demonstrate an understanding of wood structure, properties and processing to produce materials fit for purpose Understand aspects of the interactions of trees within the ecosystem and the impact of this on trees Understand fungal biology at a basic level: yeasts and fungi, pseudo fungi and their roles in environmental processes in relation to forestry and forest products

This course will equip you for a broad range of careers, including woodland conservation, woodland management and forest certification in both the public and private sectors. There is a constant demand for good graduates in forestry related subjects.

The School range is 320 260 points on the UCAS Tariff. BTEC National Diploma in a relevant subject area.

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Subjects

  • Management
  • IT
  • Ecology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Forestry
  • IT Management
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental issues
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Ecosystems
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
  • Silviculture
  • Catchment Processes
  • Forest HealthPrinciples of Conservation
  • Conservation Practice
  • Environmental Management and Conservation
  • IT
  • Environmental Management and Conservation
  • IT

Course programme

On this course lectures, you will study through a mixture of tutorials, seminars and fieldwork. Our courses are modular and comprise suites of compulsory and optional modules. The latter allow you to expand your studies into new areas or develop specialisms that interest you. Year 1 This is an introduction to the principles of conservation, forestry and management. Compulsory modules may include: Ecosystem Function and Services Environmental Management and Conservation Forestry in the 21st Century Introductory Research Skills Academic Tutorials Field Course: Making Snowdonia Year 2 This year builds upon the first year and develops your understanding of the practice of conservation. You take optional modules in those aspects of forestry that interest you most. Compulsory modules may include: Principles of Conservation Conservation Practice Research Methods & GIS Forestry Field Course Optional modules may include: Silviculture Catchment Processes Forest Health Fprest Management and Inventory Final Year In the final year you can choose to write a conservation management plan, and you will carry out an independent research project in a topic that particularly interests you, under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Compulsory modules may include: Forest Ecology Forest Ecosystems Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Optional modules may include: Field Course: Tenerife Global Food Security Environmental Issues Renewable Energy Environmental Policy

Conservation with Forestry BSc (Hons)

£ 13,300 VAT inc.