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Animal & Conservation Biology

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science or Psychology. GCSE grade C/4 in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry (or Double Award Science at C/4)

Access to HE Diploma

D:12,M:33

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 33 Credits at Merit & 12 Distinction to include Biology or Chemistry or Physics at Level 3. Maths, English, Biology, and Chemistry required at Level 2 or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including a ^Science at minimum grade 5. ^Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics. 4 points in SL Maths, English, Biology and Chemistry.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3

Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Psychology or Physics. Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in English, Maths, Biology & Chemistry.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. GCSE grade C/4 in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry (or Double Award Science at C/4).

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology at Grade B. National 5 C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry. If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.

UCAS Tariff

104-108

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Biodiversity conservation

Prepare for a career in wildlife conservation by exploring how animals adapt to their environment and interact with each other.

Animal & Conservation Biology introduces the diversity of animals, their form and function. You'll study how animals have evolved and adapted to different environments in terms of their ecology, behaviour and physiology.

You'll learn how this knowledge can be put to use to guide conservation and understand the impacts of pollution and climate change on animals. Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside is rich in biodiversity and you'll visit local sites of scientific interest, gaining valuable fieldwork experience, as well as going on residential trips, including to the Algarve.

You'll leave equipped with a range of skills for a career in animal conservation or management, including species identification, field surveying techniques and collection and analysis of biological data, or you could continue on to postgraduate study.

Please visit our website for full course and module details.

Please visit our website for full course and module details.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,425
per year
International
£16,425
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sighthill

Department:

School of Applied 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.

84%
high
Biodiversity conservation

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.

Ecology and environmental biology

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

92%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
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?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
47%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
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.

Biosciences

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Business, research and administrative professionals
9%
Natural and social science professionals

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

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

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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