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Liverpool John Moores University

Wildlife Conservation with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: 6Z79

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Subject specific requirements: Preferably 1 A2 Level in a relevant science subject •Is General Studies acceptable? Yes •Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications •Average A Level offer: CCD •Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Further information: Overall Pass required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MMM

Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMM if studied on its own or to the total of 88 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

88
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Ecology and environmental biology

The BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation at Liverpool John Moores University is taught by conservation experts and will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in a professional conservation organisation. Develop your knowledge and key skills in ecology, genetics, evolution and animal behaviour, and how to apply these to conservation practice. The degree also offers diverse placement opportunities in areas such as otter surveying, habitat and vegetation mapping and the rehabilitation and welfare of endangered species. Plus you will be able to go on overseas field trips.

• Overseas field skills trip included in the fees in level 5 (currently goes to Tenerife) and opportunity for self-funded overseas field expedition in level 6 (currently goes to Costa Rica)
• Option to undertake a 4 to 6 week placement and/or a 12 month sandwich placement in the UK or overseas
• Teaching from conservation experts involved in collaborative research projects and consultancy, including primate conservation, large African mammal conservation, human wildlife conflict, species reintroduction, biogeography and species distributions, bird social behaviour and ecosystem services
• Learn practical skills including field surveying, animal and plant identification, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and recording animal behaviour
• Learn conservation practice skills, such as habitat management plans, protected area designation, zoo conservation and conservation technology
• £6 million invested in state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including specialist GIS and animal behaviour observation software
• Excellent career prospects in areas such as: nature reserve management; conservation NGOs; zoos; aquaria; wildlife parks; conservation charities; conservation and environmental government bodies; and ecological and environmental consultancies

Modules

Level 3
•Skills and Perspectives in Science I
•Skills and Perspectives in Science II
•Anatomy and Physiology
•Wildlife Studies
•Understanding the Environment
•Introductory Chemistry and Cell Biology

Level 4
•Ecology
•Evolution and Inheritance
•Animal Behaviour
•Environment, Society and Sustainability
•Skills for Wildlife Conservation
•Fundamentals for Scientific Research


Level 5
• Wildlife and Ecosystem Management
• Conservation Practice and Management Skills
• Ecology Field Skills (includes week long international residential – current Destination Tenerife)
• Research Skills and Employability

The following options are typically offered:
•Behavioural Ecology
•Marine and Freshwater Biology
•Wildlife Forensics
•Conservation Technology
•Terrestrial and Marine Systems

Sandwich degree
•Year-long placement

Level 6
•Research Project
•Contemporary Issues in Conservation

The following options are typically offered:
•Frontiers of Ecology
•Animal Social Systems
•Zoo Conservation and Genebanks
•Sustainable Natural Heritage
•River Monitoring and Management
•International Expedition (currently to Costa Rica)
•Work Based Learning
Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Assessment methods

Most modules are assessed by coursework (50%) and exam (50%) or by coursework only.

All students perform differently depending on the way they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. Exams may therefore include a range of question types e.g. multiple choice, short answer, interpretative, problem-based learning and essay. Coursework assessment could be in the form of phase tests, fieldwork/practical reports, data handling, oral presentations, poster presentations, group discussions, essays or the evaluation of your practical skills, and are based on individual assignments though some require group work.

Feedback on coursework assessments is normally provided within three weeks of submission and may be via Canvas, face-to-face or as written comments. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,050
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biosciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate
343

After graduation


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Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Animal care and control services
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
7%
Natural and social science professionals
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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biological and sport sciences

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