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Cornwall College

Applied Zoology and Conservation

UCAS Code: 0V47

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


80 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 56 points must be at A2-level)

45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

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

MMP

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

This degree equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work within the field of conservation. There is an emphasis on practical application using both national and international examples, and utilising field specialists within the institute and externally as guest speakers to discuss current issues and research in conservation.

Modules cover a range of subjects from anatomy and physiology to specific animal behaviour and population management. A range of optional modules in the second and third year allows you to personalise your degree programme.
The programme is delivered at Cornwall College Newquay with a range of lectures, workshops, seminars, laboratory and field-based practical sessions. There will be some modules taught in situ utilising the surrounding environment, for example habitat and wildlife surveys within the first year Fieldwork module. These will involve a mix of day or residential field trips to develop and apply survey techniques in the field.

Your work will be assessed in a variety of ways including presentations, reports, management plans, practical assessments and examinations.
Assessment strategies will vary across modules to allow you to develop a range of skills appropriate for collecting, synthesising and reporting findings in zoology and conservation, and will reflect those skills required by employers in the sector.

Possible careers available with this qualification:
Working within organisations such as Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Woodlands Trust, Natural England or the Environment Agency as:

Communications or Education Officer
Wildlife or Development Officer
Community Engagement Officer
Wildlife or Reserve Warden
Project Officer or Manager
Advisor or Consultant Ecologist
Environment Officer or Research Technician

Modules

Indicative Modules Year 1: - Hygiene, Health & Welfare of Captive Animals - Introduction to Zoology - Fieldwork - Animals & their Environment - Diversity, Classification & Evolution - Key Professional Skills. Indicative Modules Year 2: - Population Genetics & Community Ecology - Zoological Conservation in Practice - Biosecurity & Invasive Species - Research Methods & GIS for Zoology. Options (choose one): - Behavioural Ecology - Marine Vertebrate Biology & Conservation - Primate Behaviour & Conservation - Advanced Ecology & Survey Techniques. Indicative Modules Year 3: - Honours Project - Conservation Genetics - Conservation Project Management - Application of Zoology. Options (choose one): - Zoology & Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems - Monitoring Marine Ecosystems - Wildlife Conservation.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£8,600
per year
EU
£8,600
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,600
per year
Scotland
£8,600
per year
Wales
£8,600
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cornwall College Newquay

Department:

Animals, Horticulture, Land-Use and Food

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