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Course summary

We are pleased to confirm that Writtle University College and ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) are joining together. The merger will happen during the 23/24 academic year. Writtle’s full range of Higher and Further Education courses will continue to be delivered on site at the Writtle campus, enhanced by resources available at nearby ARU. If you are starting your course in September 2024, your degree will be awarded by ARU. Find out more about ARU, including our recent Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, at New for September 2023, the BSc (Hons) Conservation and Community Engagement equips students with the knowledge and skills to collaborate with local communities and develop successful projects anywhere in the world. This four year programme incorporates a science based foundation year, Year 0, preceding Year 1, enabling progression onto the degree programme in your second year of study. The programme combines theory and practical skills from both the environmental and social sciences. Students will learn to develop and engage viable conservation work, and at the same time learn key skills in science communication and human behaviour change. Designed to meet the diverse needs of the evolving landscape, the course encourages practical application of acquired knowledge. Students will gain a systematic understanding of biodiversity and conservation science, develop their knowledge of a range of conservation issues, both locally and internationally, and develop practical skills in habitat and wildlife evaluation and management. Students will also develop skills to support education, communication and behaviour change.


Year 0 Foundation Year (Science) Year 1 (as entry onto BSc (Hons) programme) Professional skills for the animal industry (30) Animal biology (30) Environmental ethics and policy (30) Science communication (15) Ecology and evolution (15) Year 2 Research methods (15) Animal health and welfare (15) Behaviour (15) Conservation skills (15) Habitat management (15) Community engagement (15) Nature and human well-being (15) Residential Field Trip (15) (TBC) Year 3 Capstone project (30) Applied health management (15) Applied issues in wildlife conservation (15) Behaviour change (15) Conservation planning and development (15) Applied engagement, education and advocacy (15) Systems management (15)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

Applications from international students are welcomed. Entry requirements will be matched against qualifications as relevant.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit our website for detailed fee information:
Conservation and Community Engagement (with Foundation Year) at Writtle University College - UCAS