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Course summary

The HNC Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation is designed to develop your interest, knowledge and understanding of the behaviour of animals and the issues that affect their conservation. The course focuses on animals in their natural environments. Whichever elements of the course you prefer, at the end of your studies you will be able to use the knowledge of the behaviour and biology of animals in order to contribute effectively to their protection and conservation. Importantly, you will have lots of opportunities to develop your practical skills in behavioural observation, species survey and habitat assessment. The emphasis will be on wildlife species and their conservation in the UK, with field visits and residential fieldwork integral to the course, however there is also a distinct international perspective to your studies as we draw on examples from around the world. You will use subject-specific IT, including geographical information systems, digital media, Global Positioning Systems and animal tracking technologies. The species you will encounter cover the entire range from the animals found in your immediate environment, such as garden birds and butterflies, through to more exotic species mammals such as wolves, tigers and elephants. The mix of field-based information collection and recording, practical activity and class-based work you will do is unmatched in most other subject areas. The degree will allow you to pursue your passion for animals and give you a head-start in securing your ideal career, as well as giving you experiences that will last a lifetime. The course develops theory, descriptive and skills-based study in order to prepare the student for post-18 entry to the world of employment or specifically to provide the underpinning required to move to higher level study at levels 5 and above. The course challenges the student to apply this knowledge to characteristic situations encountered in wildlife-based work. As an HNC Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservations student you will have experience of a diverse mix of field-based information collection/recording, practical activity and desk-based work that is unmatched in most other subject areas. The two most distinctive features of the course are: 1. a focus on study outside of the classroom through fieldwork and the development of applied skills; and 2. an equal emphasis on behaviour and conservation allowing the investigation of the effects of one aspect on the other.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. http://wlv.ac.uk/english We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.

English Language Requirements - EU and International Applicants

https://www.wlv.ac.uk/english


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

If you are a UK student enrolling on a full-time Foundation Degree or a Bachelor degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton in 2023/4, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s fee requirements). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.wlv.ac.uk/apply/funding-costs-fees-and-support/fees-and-costs/ and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/making-an-application/international-fees/
Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS