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University of South Wales

International Wildlife Biology

UCAS Code: C300

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D-B,C,C

A B grade in Biology and a C grade in another science is required. General Studies is not accepted. The A Level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:24,P:6

Science or Mathematics Diploma required which must include Biology modules. The University makes offers to Access applicants in the range of 106-80 tariff points. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of credits amounting to the same tariff points are acceptable – if you have any questions please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

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

MMP-DMM

Relevant Science subject required which must include Biology modules. The BTEC entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

UCAS Tariff

80-112

Biology and another science is required. General Studies is not accepted. The tariff entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

D-A*

We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Biology

Ecology

Wildlife biology is the study of organisms, their behaviour, ecology, environment and management. This unique course helps you learn, understand and interpret the biological processes and interactions that determine the diversity and distribution of species, their responses to biotic and abiotic factors, and how to apply current scientific thinking and practices to wildlife biology research and management in globally changing landscapes. Students typically study subjects that include big game tracking, conservation genetics, population and community ecology, plant, invertebrate and vertebrate biology, animal behaviour, marine and freshwater biology, and wildlife management.

There is a strong practical field element to the International Wildlife Biology degree, which provides opportunities to study on three continents. You will study a variety of wildlife and habitats in different biological landscapes in southern Africa, which is a unique and compulsory component of the course. You will also have the opportunity to learn industry focused and scientific diving techniques to study coral reefs, and develop your field research skills in the tropical forests of either Asia, Central or South America. There is also a strong focus on developing your practical skills during field trips in the UK.

Modules

There is strong emphasis on practical learning throughout the Wildlife Biology course and all students undertake an extensive research project in their final year. A wide range of projects is available, from microbiology and genetics through to wildlife ecology, conservation and management.

Year One: International Wildlife Biology Degree
Big Game Tracking (South Africa field course)
Biological Research Skills
Microorganisms and the Dynamic Cell
Principles of Ecology
Evolutionary Botany and Zoology
Genetics and Evolution
Year Two: International Wildlife Biology Degree
Patterns in African Biodiversity (South Africa field course)
Conservation Genetics and Wildlife Management
Ecological and Wildlife Assessment
Vertebrate Zoology
Environmental Modelling for Wildlife Management
Optional (one of two):

Ethology
Tropical Ecology and Conservation (Tropical field course)
Year Three: International Wildlife Biology Degree
Wildlife Research Project (40-credits)
Marine and Freshwater Biology
Advanced Ecology
Optional (two of three):

Global Ecological Change
Humans and Other Primates
Agriculture, Evolution and Biotechnology

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Pontypridd

Department:

Applied Sciences

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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.

84%
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Biology
84%
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Ecology

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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
84%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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