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University of Greenwich

Animal Conservation and Biodiversity

UCAS Code: D390

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

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A-levels, preferably one in a science-based subject, or a Merit gained from a relevant level 3 vocational qualification such as an Extended Diploma. All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science and have spent two years studying at Level 3. Applications from mature students, without the standard entry requirements who have acquired relevant skills and experience are considered on a case by case basis.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Animal science

This foundation course is aimed at anyone interested in animal welfare, including domestic or wild animal conservation.

The aim of the course is to provide students with a high level vocational relevant qualification, which prepares them for a wide range of career opportunities; focusing on the theoretical and practical aspects of animal conservation and biodiversity.

The course provides a high-quality broad training experience across animal conservation. This enables graduates to move into many career paths within the fields of both domestic and wild animal conservation.

Degree structure

The programme consists of core and elective courses over the two years of study. In the first year all 8 courses are core, being 15 credits each. In the second year there are six core units and one elective.

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:
Work Based Learning 1 (30)
Concepts in Ecology (15)
Wildlife Behaviour and Population Management (15)
Field Surveying and Species Identification 1 (15)
Habitat Management Practices 1 (15)
Research Skills (15)
Concepts in Conservation (15)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

Conservation Technology (15)
Data Analysis (15)
Geographical Information Systems for Conservation (15)
Field Surveying and Species Identification 2 (15)
Work Based Learning 2 (30)
Habitat Management Practices 2 (15)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options:
Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues
Environmental Education and Interpretation

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,165
per year
England
£6,165
per year
EU
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Hadlow

Department:

Hadlow College

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Animal science

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
A

After graduation


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Animal science

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.

£15,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
50%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Animal care and control services
12%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Agricultural and related trades

These stats refer to the prospects for graduates from both general animal studies courses and those for particular animals (such as equine science). Graduates don't generally get jobs as vets when they graduate; much the most common jobs tend to be roles caring for animals, such as veterinary nurses. Some of these jobs are not currently classified as professional level occupations, but in reality, you need a degree to get these jobs (and probably always have done), and graduates in them report that they got the jobs that they wanted. So the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Animal science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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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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