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Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science

Entry requirements


This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff

88-112

GCSE English or IELTS equivalent, GCSE Maths, and 88-112 UCAS points, ideally including at least two grade C at A level preferably two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Geography

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Ecology

The natural world is a complex environment, with rapid change and unforeseen consequences arising from human actions. The ability to understand and act upon these changes is a vital part of our shared sustainable future. Our course in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation will provide you with the interdisciplinary expertise and applied skills to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing humanity today.

The Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science team is comprised of a passionate multi-disciplinary team of experienced academics whose teaching is informed by their research. It includes experts in small mammal conservation, invasive species, invertebrate specialists and chemical ecologists as well as those working on whole system analysis and human-wildlife interaction.

The course has a strong emphasis on the development of practical and employment-relevant skills through a residential field trip and regular field visits to sites around the local area. These will help make your real-world experiences relatable to those of the classroom and will allow you to explore and investigate a variety of natural and human-impacted environments. You will also develop skills for the analysis of environmental samples in our newly opened, state-of-the-art laboratories. Additional options will enable you to learn how to map the environment using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and link environmental processes to sustainability, policy-making and economic development. Over three years you will develop the skills to collect and analyse scientific data independently, leading you towards an independent research project in your third year of studies where you can research a topic of your own choice with specific employment goals in mind. This research can also involve local partners in conservation, such as the Kent Wildlife Trust.

As a graduate from CCCU, a wide range of exciting and satisfying careers in environmental consultancy, conservation NGOs and governmental agencies are available, all focused on the betterment of the planet and our relationship with it. Alternatively, you may also choose to continue to further study on a Masters course or a PhD. Our recent alumni have gone on to do research in Hawaii and work as environmental consultants.

Modules

For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,500
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Canterbury Christ Church University

Department:

School of Human and Life Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Ecology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
62%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
57%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
E
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biological and sport sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
44%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Science, engineering and production technicians
7%
Caring personal services
7%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biosciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Lower entry requirements
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