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Course summary

This course combines the scientific principles of animal function and behaviour with conservation biology. You’ll explore current areas of global concern, including the effects of habitat loss on wild species, alongside approaches to their conservation. This course will give you sound knowledge of ecological processes and theories while developing the skills to identify, monitor and manage wild animals and their habitats.


Year One

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Behaviour
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Conservation Organisations and Wildlife Issues
  • Ecological Census Techniques
Year Two
  • Applied Habitat Management
  • Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Wildlife Field Techniques and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Law and Policy
  • Wildlife Population Biology
Final year
  • Dissertation
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Wildlife Management
and (pick two - one of which must be a field course):
  • Africa Field Course
  • UK Field Course
  • Adaptive Physiology
  • Wildlife Conflicts and Resolution
Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

Assessment method

Year 1 Coursework (67%), written exam (33%) Year 2 Coursework (50%), written exam (50%) Final Year Coursework (83%), written exam (17%)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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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
International £15600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Wildlife Conservation at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS