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d455 - Countryside Management BSc

Countryside Management BSc Honours

UCAS Code: D455 (3 Years)

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Course Overview

This degree explores countryside management from a wide variety of perspectives, to equip you with a balanced overview of the competing interests on the countryside.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
D455

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB-BBB
IB: 32-34 points

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Opportunities
Work placement

Your degree integrates elements from a range of subjects such as geography, ecology, wildlife conservation, agriculture, business and estate management.

Topics include:

  • rural development
  • environmental and business management
  • agriculture and land management

Newcastle is an ideal place to study, combining a city-centre university with access to fantastic countryside for fieldwork.

You can boost your employability and professional skills with an optional placement year in industry or the commercial sector. 

You also benefit from:

  • access to our two University farms for hands-on experience
  • expertise at our Centre for Rural Economy, recipient of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2014

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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take 30 credits from the following list:

* You may opt to take only one of NCL2007 or NCL2100

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take 40 credits from the following list:

* You may opt to take either NCL3007 or NCL3008 or SUG3500

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Careers

Countryside Management careers

The environmental sector has grown rapidly over the last decade. Increasing environmental legislation means there are many new employment areas in industry and the public sector. Employers value the range of practical and academic skills you gain through the duration of our degrees. Our graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of organisations including the European Parliament, Meteorological Office and Oxfam.

Our Countryside Management and Rural Studies graduates most commonly end up in land-based and environmental careers such as chartered surveying, as a rights of way officer or part of a local conservation team working for charities and pressure groups. Additionally, government organisations and private firms provide openings for agricultural or environmental advisers.

Graduates with an environmental science background find employment with conservation bodies such as Natural England, the Environment Agency, water companies, local government environmental health departments and other environmental protection agencies, undertaking roles as varied as environmental consultancy and environmental engineering.

Because of the scope and flexibility of our degrees, there are many opportunities open to you for postgraduate training at Newcastle University and other research institutes. Our graduates have also successfully pursued careers in teaching, and non-environmental careers such as accountancy, banking, retail and personnel management, the armed forces, the police force, the Inland Revenue and other Civil Service departments, journalism and publishing.

Qualities such as self-motivation, teamwork ability and leadership may also be gained through non-academic activities and work experience and prepare you for a range of careers.

Find out more about the career options for Environmental and Rural Studies from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2013/14.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

More than three quarters (77%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate-level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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