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Animal Conservation and Biodiversity, BSc Hons

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  • Objectives
    * To provide a comprehensive grounding in animal conservation and biodiversity * To analyse strategies for conserving habitats across the world * To apply principles of conservation, animal ecology and wildlife management
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Standard university entry requirements apply 160 UCAS points from: 2 A-levels at grade C; or a National Diploma at PMM; or equivalent qualifications in appropriate subjects, supported by GCSEs Life expereiences are taken into account when considering applications. Applications from mature students are also welcome Equivalent qualifications and/or work experience for mature candidates will be considered
  • Academic Title
    Animal Conservation and Biodiversity, BSc Hons
  • Course description
    This programme concentrates on understanding the theoretical and practical aspects of animal conservation and biodiversity in both the UK and abroad in order to prepare for a wide variety of career opportunities in the animal conservation and ecological industries.

    The programme examines in detail practical conservation management, with final year students completing a dissertation related to a conservation and biodiversity theme of their own choice.

    Year 1

        * Animal Science
        * Experimental Design and Analysis
        * Principles and Practices of Animal Husbandry
        * Principles of Management
        * Principles of Conservation

    Year 2

        * Practical Conservation Management and Technology
        * Breeding Management and Genetics
        * Comparative Anatomy, Adaptation and Evolution
        * Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues
        * Exotic Collection Management
        * Principles of Animal Welfare
        * Animal Health
        * Wildlife Reserve and Rehabilitation

    Year 3

        * Advanced Monitoring and Habitat Assessment
        * Behavioural Ecology
        * Animal/Human Conflict Resolution
        * Current Issues
        * Conservation and Tourism
        * Final Year Project

    Specialist equipment / facilities

    Over 120 species, paddocks with grazing animals and specialist rooms for aquatics, reptiles, invertebrates and small mammals. In addition, exotic bird aviaries, a veterinary examination room and a new arctic fox enclosure

    Assessment

    Written assignments, projects, presentations and exams

    Career options

    Management and technical positions in the industry, both UK and abroad. Progression to related MSc or PhD programmes

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