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.
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
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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University of South Wales