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University of Salford

Wildlife and Practical Conservation

UCAS Code: C190

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

Entry requirements


96-112 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required. A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.

96-112 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma.

Only accepted alongside at least two full A levels.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

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Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

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Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level.

UCAS Tariff

96-112

If predicted 56-79 - offer Environmental Studies Foundation Year.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Others in biosciences

In brief:
Acquire the practical skills used in wildlife conservation and zoos.
A variety of free field trip opportunities on offer [small administration fee may apply].
Opportunities to take work placements in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
Part-time study option.
Work/industrial placement opportunity.
International students can apply.

Our BSc in Wildlife and Practical Conservation focuses on general conservation, the physical environment and landscape, as well as offering opportunities for you to study the ecology and behaviour of animals in the wild.

The course is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of wildlife, wildlife ecology and environmental problems threatening species, from both theoretical and practical points of view. You will cover both physical and biological components of the environment as well as studying specialist modules in wildlife and environmental areas.

Zoos play an important role in the conservation of biodiversity and many species are now bred in captivity as part of national, regional and international breeding programmes. The EC Zoos Directive requires zoos and aquariums in the European Union to have a conservation role. As a result, it is likely that zoos across Europe will increase their breeding, scientific and education activities in the future, and with this degree you will have the skillset they are looking for.

University of Salford Wildlife Society

Here at the University of Salford we have an award winning wildlife student society that organises extra-curricular trips around the UK and abroad, as well as opportunities to get involved with volunteering and conservation projects.

Modules

Year one modules may include: Biodiversity, Genes to Ecosystems, Introduction to Zoo Biology, Field Biology, Earth Surface Processes, Study Skills. Year two modules may include: Wildlife Ecology and Behaviour, Conservation Biology, Monitoring Environmental Change, Wildlife Study and Research Skills, plus two from: Population and Community Ecology, Marine Biology, Primate Behaviour and Conservation, Animal Evolution. Year three modules may include: Wildlife and the Law, Environmental Geographical Information Systems, Habitat Conservation and Restoration, Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Applied Freshwater Biology, Animal Cognition and Social Complexity. Year three also includes a dissertation on a wildlife, conservation or zoo biology topic of your choice. Recent topics have ranged from the ecology and behaviour of sugar gliders and the social structure of chimpanzees in zoos, to the legal problems associated with proposals to introduce wolves into Scotland.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Environment and Life Sciences

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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate
319

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.

£20,420
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Public services and other associate professionals
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Biological and sport sciences

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