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Bristol, University of the West of England

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science

UCAS Code: 45MM

Master of Science - MSci

Entry requirements


Grade C or above in a science subject. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30,P:15

Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 level 3 credits at merit in a science subject and 15 level 3 credits at merit in another subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C / 4 or above in English Language, Mathematics and Double Science, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.

A minimum grade of 5 in higher level science subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

To include 6 units in a science subject. BTEC Animal Management (or similar) is acceptable where at least six units in biological sciences have been completed.

UCAS Tariff

112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Ecology and environmental biology

MSci Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science explores wildlife conservation issues at local, national and global levels. Created in partnership with Bristol Zoo Gardens, it gives you unique access to the zoo's facilities and expertise.Mixing theory with practice, youll delve into the relationship between wildlife and society, and the impact of human activities on the living world. Tap into our many links with local conservation organisations, and go on placements, volunteering, field-based work and residential trips in the UK and overseas. Carry out your own extended research project, working within a research team, industry, government or an NGO. Get first-hand experience of practical tools for wildlife conservation such as eDNA, measuring environmental radiation, using UAVs (drones), and other advanced survey techniques. Explore the steps that can be taken to alleviate biodiversity decline, and get the strong foundation you need for a career in ecological research or conservation. You could work in national and international wildlife conservation, conservation consultancy, media and wildlife film-making, wildlife and enterprise, or conservation education. Youll also be well prepared for a career in research or a PhD. Longer term, you could work as a lecturer, industry, NGO, government or senior consultancy scientist, science communicator or conservation specialist advisor.

The Uni


Course location:

Frenchay Campus

Department:

Department of Applied Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Ecology and environmental biology

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Ecology and environmental biology

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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