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Nottingham Trent University

UCAS Code: D449 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff points from up to four qualifications (two of which must be A-level equivalent including a Science subject grade C)

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 including relevant Science modules

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and up to two other qualifications including an A-Level in a Science subject grade C or equivalent

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and up to three other qualifications (one of which must be A-Level equivalent including an A-Level in a Science subject grade C or equivalent).

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

DMM

DMM from a BTEC Extended Diploma including relevant Science modules

We will consider T Levels for entry to this course, either as stand-alone qualifications or in conjunction with other Level 3 qualifications, in accordance with the specified course tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

104-112

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff points from up to four qualifications (two of which must be A-level equivalent including a Science subject grade C or equivalent)

About this course

Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2024

Subject

Biodiversity conservation

You will learn about the theory and practice of species conservation through a range of lectures, practicals and fieldwork, combining the scientific principles of animal function and behaviour with conservation biology. You’ll explore current areas of global concern, including the effects of habitat loss on wild species, alongside approaches to their conservation. This course will give you sound knowledge of ecological processes and theories while developing the skills to identify, monitor and manage wild animals and their habitats.

Our 200-hectare rural campus offers a unique learning environment where you will put theory into practice and gain hands-on ecology and conservation experience. We utilise this outdoor classroom in many of our modules, for example, by undertaking species and habitat surveys across the campus. You will be taught by lecturers that have vast experience in the conservation sector and in ecological research. Throughout the course, you will also have the chance to participate in many exciting field trips.

Modules

Year One
- Applied Anatomy and Physiology
- Behaviour
- Biodiversity Conservation
- Conservation Organisations and Wildlife Issues
- Ecological Census Techniques
- Principles of Ecology

Year Two
- Applied Habitat Management
- Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology
- Experimental Design and Analysis
- Wildlife Field Techniques and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- Law and Policy
- Wildlife Population Biology

Final year
- Dissertation
- Conservation Ecology
- Wildlife Management
and (pick two - one of which must be a field course):
- Africa Field Course
- UK Field Course
- Adaptive Physiology
- Wildlife Conflicts and Resolution

Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

Assessment methods

Year 1
Coursework (67%), written exam (33%)

Year 2
Coursework (50%), written exam (50%)

Final Year
Coursework (83%), written exam (17%)

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£17,150
per year
International
£17,150
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

Brackenhurst Campus

Department:

School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science

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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.

79%
Biodiversity conservation

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Ecology and environmental biology

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

78%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation

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Ecology and environmental biology

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Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Natural and social science professionals
17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
11%
Customer service occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Ecology and environmental biology

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