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BSc in Wildlife Conservation (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Course Description

In an era of unprecedented global change, the need to conserve biodiversity has come to the forefront of both research and policy. Global biodiversity is facing a range of emerging threats, including climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation, and the introduction of invasive species. At Aberystwyth University, the BSc Wildlife Conservation will interest those who wish to take a holistic approach that covers all aspects of wildlife conservation and at the same time exploring background scientific knowledge and ecological concepts applied to the conservation of endangered flora, fauna and habitats then this is the course for you.

  • Our research is ranked in the top 10 in the UK and 78% of it is assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2014)
  • This course will allow you to explore the political, financial, and social forces that underlie wildlife conservation and environmental management.
  • You will be taught and mentored by academics who work closely with conservation bodies to inform and advise best-practice in conservation, management and policy. They also carry out practical work in the landscape around Aberystwyth.
  • As student you will enjoy the unrivalled wildlife and countryside: Aberystwyth is a stone’s throw away from many internationally recognised habitats, including UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, two RAMSAR wetlands, two marine special areas of conservation, two National Nature reserves, several sites of special scientific interests to name but a few, providing you with fabulous fieldwork and recreational opportunities. 
  • Students who are interested in undertaking a year industry will be interested in our sister course BSc Wildlife Conservation with integrated year in industry. The syllabus is identical to this course, however, you will have a year where you will experience a work placement in relative to this course. 

In an era of unprecedented global change, the need to conserve biodiversity has come to the forefront of both research and policy. Global biodiversity is facing a range of emerging threats, including climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation, and the introduction of invasive species. At Aberystwyth University, the BSc Wildlife Conservation will interest those who wish to take a holistic...

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Course Content

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

In the first year, you may:

  • Gain a broad knowledge of the key underlying concepts relevant to conservation biology which includes;
  • Evolution and diversity of organisms;
  • Habitats and ecosystems.

In the second year, you may be introduced to:

  • Aspects of wildlife conservation, which include:
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Conservation;
  • Relevant policy;
  • Statistical analyses and experimental design;
  • Aquatic systems;
  • Animal behaviour;
  • Policy and Management based aspects of conservation.

In your final year you could:

  • Address conservation at both local and global scales.
  • You will be required to undertake and finish a dissertation through independent programme of research under the guidance of a supervisor.

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme. In the first year, you may: Gain a broad knowledge of the key underlying concepts relevant to conservation biology which includes; Evolution and diversity of organisms; Habitats and...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Biology

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with a specified subject

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Biology at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Biology

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Biology GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with a specified subject International Baccalaureate: 30-28 with 5 points...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through course work, exams and presentations.

You will be assessed through course work, exams and presentations.