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University Centre Reaseheath

Wildlife Conservation and Ecology (including a Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: D41C

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D

GCE A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject preferably including biological sciences (or equivalent)

Access course - pass overall

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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

H4,H4,H4,H4

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

MPP-MMP

BTEC National Extended Diploma (Applied Science or equivalent)

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C

UCAS Tariff

72

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Animal management

Animal behaviour

Animal science

Animal physiology

This course is all about building your confidence and giving you the skills and knowledge required to progress on to study the BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation and Ecology. Supported by a team of dedicated staff, you will develop your study skills and gain plenty of guidance through regular one-to-ones and small tutorial group sessions.

Throughout your first year of study, you will cover a range of topics such as an introduction to environmental science and animal form and function, along with enhancing your numeracy skills through practical data handling and analysis. Through hands-on sessions in our licensed zoo, you will explore key principles in animal husbandry, including animal health and welfare, enclosure design, nutrition and feeding.

You will also study vital scientific principles in the animal sciences such as cell types, genetic principles and inheritance, working in our dedicated science laboratories. Your second, third and fourth years will cover the same modules as the BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation and Ecology.

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, South America and Europe.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University Centre Reaseheath Website.

Assessment methods

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They 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. Assessment weighting varies depending on course and year of study. For more information please see our Course Information on our website.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,250
per year
England
£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
International
£11,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Reaseheath

Department:

Animal Science

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