BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation & Biodiversity

BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation & Biodiversity


Hadlow Campus

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UCAS Codes

Institution Code: G70
Course Code: DC41 H BSC/ACB
The BSc Animal Conservation and Biodiversity programme is geared to produce honours graduates who are capable of progression to employment in animal conservation organisations, associated occupations such as working for ecological consultancies, or into research and development roles. Many graduates continue onto postgraduate Masters or PhD programmes in their chosen specialism.

Each course is assessed by a combination of coursework, practical assessments and (where appropriate) end of course examinations and assessments. Mixed media and emerging technologies are utilised fully where appropriate.

BSc graduates have progressed to a highly diverse range of careers in animal conservation and other related industries, with many opting to continue into postgraduate studies leading to successful careers in research, management and development. Potential career opportunities are conservation scientists, wildlife officers, protected area managers, teaching, animal keepers, reserve wardens, ecological consultants, wildlife rangers and environmental education. Typical employers include animal rescue centres, animal charities, zoos and wildlife parks, as well as educational institutions and retail outlets.

Personal protective equipment for carrying out practical elements on the Animal Management Unit. Students will need; steel toe capped boots, black cargo trousers, green Hadlow polo t-shirt and a green Hadlow jumper and/or coat (for colder weather). A white laboratory coat is also useful to have for laboratory-based practicals.

Students benefit from close ties with a number of different organisations including the Wildlife Heritage Foundation, the Kent Wildlife Trust as well as local zoos, wildlife parks and rare breed centres.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

Year 1 – Level 4

• Concepts in Animal Husbandry (15)
• Concepts in Animal Behaviour (15)
• Wildlife Welfare and Conservation Ethics (15)
• Evolution and Taxonomy (15)
• Anatomy and Physiology (15)
• Research Skills (15)
• Concepts in Conservation (15)
• Concepts in Ecology (15)

Year 2 – Level 5

• Breeding Management and Genetics (15)
• Statistics for the Animal Sciences (15)
• Wildlife and Landscape Conservation (15)
• Conservation Technology (15)
• Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues (15)
• Field Survey Skills (15)
• Industry Experience and Skills Development (15)
A choice of either: • Animal Health and Disease Management (15) OR • Exotics Collection Management (15)

Year 3 – Level 6

• Current Issues for the Animal Sciences (15)
• Professional Ecological Skills (15)
• Conservation and Tourism (15)
• Geographical Information Systems for the Animal Sciences (15)
• Animal Human Con?ict Resolution (15)
• Honours Project for the Animal Sciences (30)
A choice of either: • Behavioural Ecology (15) OR • Animal Ecology and Global Environmental Change (15)

    Hadlow Campus

  • 3 Years

    Full time

  • £8,630.00

  • Awarding body

    University of Greenwich

Entry requirements

96 UCAS points are made up from A Levels, preferably one in a science-based subject, or a Merit gained from a relevant level 3 vocational qualification such as an Extended Diploma. All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science and have spent two years studying at level 3.

Applications from mature students, without the standard entry requirements who have acquired relevant skills and experience are considered on a case by case basis.


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