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This degree is professionaly accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences.

As environmental concerns become ever more pressing, there is an increasing need to understand how we can effectively conserve species, habitats and ecology. This course course gives a theoretical grounding in how populations and communities work and a practical understanding of the issues surrounding environmental conservation. We teach the skills needed by conservation professionals for monitoring habitats and species and we demonstrate the importance of social and economic factors in achieving successful conservation.

This degree is professionaly accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences. As environmental concerns become ever more pressing, there is an increasing need to understand how we can effectively conserve species, habitats and ecology. This course course gives a theoretical grounding in how populations and communities work and a practical understanding of the issues...

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Course Content

Year 1 + 2

On this course you will study 120 credits in each year, through a range of lectures, tutorials, seminars and fieldwork. Our courses are modular. Although some modules are, by necessity, compulsory, others are optional, allowing you to expand your studies into new areas or develop specialisms that are of particular interest to you.

Final Year

Students take a compulsory module in Human Aspects of Conservation as well as selecting from a wide range of others, including Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, Marine Conservation and Exploitation, Upland Management and Coping with a Changing Planet. They also work with a supervisor to design and carry out a piece of original research. The management plan – where students develop a plan for an area of Snowdonia National Park – is a unique feature of the Bangor degree and gives valuable professional training. Students have the option of going to Tenerife or Ghana for a week-long field trip.

Year 1 + 2 On this course you will study 120 credits in each year, through a range of lectures, tutorials, seminars and fieldwork. Our courses are modular. Although some modules are, by necessity, compulsory, others are optional, allowing you to expand your studies into new areas or develop specialisms that are of particular interest to you. Final...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels: including grade C in a science subject at A2 level (e.g. Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Economics, Statistics, Psychology). Excluding General Studies.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H5 in a science subject)
  • Access: Science/Environmental-based Access course.
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Countryside Management, Applied Science, Forestry & Arboriculture, or Animal Management: DMM
  • City & Guilds Extended Diploma in Countryside Management, Animal Management or Forestry & Arboriculture: Merit
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land & Wildlife Management: Merit
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Laboratory Skills: DMM
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com

Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels: including grade C in a science subject at A2 level (e.g. Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Economics, Statistics, Psychology). Excluding General Studies. International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H5 in a...

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Assessment Methods

Courses are assessed using a variety of methods with an average split of 60% coursework and 40% examination. All modules make extensive use of the University’s ‘Blackboard’ virtual learning environment, which provides direct access to learning resources, course documents and lecture notes. If you opt for the placement year, you will spend your third year working with a relevant organisation gaining valuable career experience.

Courses are assessed using a variety of methods with an average split of 60% coursework and 40% examination. All modules make extensive use of the University’s ‘Blackboard’ virtual learning environment, which provides direct access to learning resources, course documents and lecture notes. If you opt for the placement year, you will spend your third year working with a...

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