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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


    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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