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BSc in Wildlife Conservation (with year in industry) (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 (with integrated year in industry) will interest those who wist 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. The opportunity to undertake a work experience will allow you to experience the industry and give you a head start in this industry upon graduation. 

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 (with integrated year in industry) will...

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Course Content

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 third year you will undertake your work experience in an industry that is relevant to the field of Wildlife 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.

 

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...

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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.