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Wildlife Conservation and Ecology

University Centre Reaseheath

UCAS Code: DC41 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A minimum of 112 tariff points from A & AS levels to include A-level Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Science or Applied Science

A minimum of 112 tariff points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Including 5 in HL Biology or HL Chemistry

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

D*D*

in Applied Science or Animal Care/Management

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

DMM

in Applied Science or Animal Care/Management

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Animal behaviour

Animal science

Animal physiology

Animal management

The Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Conservation and Ecology is aimed at those who wish to develop a career in wildlife conservation and provides a unique combination of academic study with practical training and experience in field-based conservation, ecology and wildlife.

The course includes a broad range of specialist modules and practical opportunities to gain the essential industry skills and knowledge in such areas as species identification, surveying techniques, population management, and strategies by which to effectively conserve species and biodiversity.

Work in the field will reinforce and expand your knowledge on conservation, ecology and wildlife, both in the UK and overseas, and there is an opportunity for project work in the final two years to include ecological field work. This allows students to work with lecturing staff on relevant and unique research experiences.

The course features:
- Ready access to a diverse rural green space across the campus, which boasts a convergent mix of habitat and native wildlife species with which to study.

- Opportunities to engage in meaningful conservation project work within the local community.

- Opportunities to engage in overseas field courses to a range of localities including Southern Africa, and South America.

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Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)
• Conservation Biology and Biodiversity
• Ecological Survey and Census Skills
• Conservation of British Habitats
• Scientific Data Collection & Analysis
• Evolution & Adaptation
• Wildlife Ecology

Year 2 (Level 5)
• Research Methods
• Principles of Ecological Restoration
• Wildlife Health and Rehabilitation*2
• Behavioural Ecology*1
• Technological Advancements in Conservation*1
• Ecological Assessment, Impact Mitigation & Enhancement*2
• Animal Ecophysiology
• Experiential Learning*3
• Work Based Learning for the Land Based Industries*3

*Denotes optional modules. The number corresponds to the combination for selection.

Year 3 (Level 6)
• Applied Issues in Wildlife Conservation
• Environmental Sustainability & Natural Resource Management
• Dissertation†
• Biology & Conservation of Mammals*1
• Biology & Conservation of Birds*1
• Biology & Conservation of Herpetofauna*1
• Conservation Education*2
• Applications of Animal Behaviour for Conservation*2
• Anthrozoology*2

* Denotes optional modules. The number corresponds to the combination for selection.

† Dissertation is a double-weighted module, worth 40 credits. Therefore, only five modules are selected for study at Level 6 (Year 3).

Assessment methods

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and professional skills highly sought after in industry. Assessments include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations.

The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:

Year 1
54.5% coursework
45.5% written/practical exams

Year 2
85% coursework
15% written/practical exams

Year 3
75% coursework
25% written/practical exams

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Reaseheath

Department:

Animal 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.

38%
low
Animal behaviour
38%
low
Animal science
38%
low
Animal physiology

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.

Animal science

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
33%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
43%
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

48%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
52%
Course specific equipment and facilities
0%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Animal management

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