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University of Salford

Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology

UCAS Code: D4C3

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

Entry requirements


104-112 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required. A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.

Only accepted alongside at least two full A levels.

104-112 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma.

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

30

104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

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

D*D-D*D*

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

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

DMM

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level.

UCAS Tariff

104-112
97%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Zoology

Biodiversity conservation

**Loss of biodiversity is an increasing concern at national, European and global levels. Our BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology provides you with both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to meet the challenge of saving our wildlife and wild places.**

If you wish to pursue a career involving wildlife, this course is ideal as it focuses on conservation in both zoos and the wild, providing you with a wide range of experiences through close industry links to local zoos and aquariums.

One of the key features of this course is our strong emphasis on field trips – from day trips to national and overseas residential trips – as they allow you to gain real-world context for your studies. The majority of these trips are free, with students only needing to pay a modest administration fee.

Features
• Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology
• Acquire the practical skills used in wildlife conservation and zoos
• Gain a critical awareness of zoo conservation programmes and the role of zoo professionals
• A variety of field trip opportunities are on offer [small administration fee may apply]
• There are opportunities to take a placement year in the UK, Europe or worldwide

**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 Behavioural Ecology, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Study and Research Skills, Zoo Animal Management, plus two from: Primate Behaviour and Conservation, Marine Biology, Animal Evolution, Population and Community Ecology. Year three modules may include: Zoo Organisation and Regulation, Animal Cognition and Social Complexity, Veterinary and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Applied Freshwater Biology, Wildlife and the Law, Tropical Ecology and Conservation.Year 3 also includes a dissertation on a wildlife, conservation or zoo biology topic of your choice in addition to specialist modules in areas of interest to you.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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.

86%
med
Zoology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Zoology

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

84%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

Biosciences

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Zoology

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.

£15,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
18%
Animal care and control services
7%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Unsurprisingly, the most common job for a zoology graduate on leaving is to work in a zoo or similar organisation - but there are a lot of other options available if you take this subject. Nearly a quarter of graduates take some kind of further qualification when they leave — mostly Masters degrees in zoology or related subjects, like biology or ecology — but a graduate from a zoology course can go into pretty much anything, with science, conservation, management, finance and marketing some of the most popular areas. Zoology graduates are also rather more likely than others to get a job overseas so if an international career appeals to you, this might be a degree to consider.

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.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Animal care and control services
9%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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