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Wildlife Conservation and Ecology (including a Foundation Year)

University Centre Reaseheath

UCAS Code: D41C | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A minimum of 72 tariff points from A & AS levels ( a Science subject is preferred)

A minimum of 72 tariff points

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

MMP

in Applied Science or Animal Care/Management

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

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

Foundation Year
• Academic Skills for the Animal Sciences
• Introduction to Environmental Science
• Introduction to Data Handling & Analysis
• Practical Skills in Animal Husbandry
• Scientific Principles in the Animal Sciences
• Animal Form and Function

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
85% coursework
15% written exams

Year 2
54.5% coursework
45.5% written/practical exams

Year 3
85% coursework
15% written/practical exams

Year 4
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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