Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Wildlife Conservation

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Course summary

An exciting new degree exploring conservation biology, ecology and environmental management. Learn about wild animals and plants and help develop ways to protect the natural world.

  • Explore the biology of animals, plants and ecosystems in the UK and around the world.
  • Learn in the field, laboratory, classroom and using new technology.
  • Engage in creative interdisciplinary approaches to help tackle one of the world’s greatest challenges.
This new wildlife conservation degree will give you the opportunity to learn about the lives of wild animals and plants, and explore how we can help to overcome the challenges that they face. You'll look at the rapidly developing field of conservation biology, including threats and opportunities for habitat management and creation. You'll learn about the biology and behaviour of animals, the importance of a variety of biomes, and the different flora and fauna that they support. You'll consider how we can use this understanding to aid their protection using interdisciplinary approaches. The course is rooted in biology and will also cover the social and economic issues related to wildlife conservation. You'll be encouraged to explore and develop brave and creative approaches to protecting the natural world. Fieldwork will form an important part of your study, and you'll build experience and develop practical skills by interacting directly with nature.

Course details


Year 1 covers the fundamental concepts of Biology, Ecology, Conservation and Natural History. You will learn key scientific, practical fieldwork and communication skills that you will use throughout your degree and beyond. Year 2 introduces more applied content, and includes key research skills, work placement opportunity, environmental management, animal behaviour and an independent project. You will learn practical techniques, such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), both on campus and on a residential field course. There will also be opportunities for multidisciplinary study including fields such as social economics, environmental humanities, creative arts and psychology. In your third year you will learn how to put what you have learned into practice, with a focus on more specific skills needed for the workplace. You will conduct your own dissertation research project, choose between an international and UK field course, and explore how you can work with society to create change. Opportunities for multidisciplinary study will continue, allowing you to take novel approaches to conservation tailored to your interests, for example protected species studies and wildlife film making.

Assessment method

The assessments will include written coursework, practical and field work, production of digital materials, presentations and some traditional exams. Coursework will typically include practical files, laboratory reports, essays and technical reports, but also reflective blogs, filmed pieces, and resource creation. Many assessments will allow you to choose the precise focus and hence to tailor your studies around your own particular interests.

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

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Wildlife Conservation at Bath Spa University - UCAS