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Course summary

On this course you will learn from experts about the natural science and human aspects of conservation. Through award-winning teaching in the classroom and on the extensive selection of field trips, you will understand the impacts of a changing world on wildlife, and what can be done. Choose to study Wildlife Conservation at Kent because: • You can add a Year in Professional Practice and access exciting placements worldwide • Be situated in the Garden of England surrounded by nature and on the doorstep of local rewilding projects • Go on exciting field courses in the UK and abroad. Our optional residential course on ‘Tropical Conservation Science’ is currently held in the tropical forests and beaches of Costa Rica. • You’ll become part of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), an award-winning research centre • The teachers on this course were ranked first in the UK for their research outputs (Geography & Environmental Studies panel, in the UK government’s Research Excellent Framework 2021). • You’ll experience a thought-provoking mix of teaching methods, including field trips, laboratory sessions, lectures, and small seminar groups. • The student-led Conservation Society offers even more opportunities to be involved in projects and be part of a close-knit community • You’ll use outstanding facilities such as indoor and outdoor ecology labs, and genetics labs • You’ll benefit from ongoing support in your studies through our excellent staff-student ratio (so you won’t get lost in a crowd), regular workshops and talks as well as dedicated academic advisors and peer mentoring scheme. • You’ll be taught by experts at the forefront of conservation practice and conservation science Location The beautiful green campus is rich in nature. It is also a 15 minute bus ride from the beach, and, right on the doorstep on the Blean Woods Nature Reserve, the site of the UKs first Bison introduction. Kent is also home to wild beavers…


Learn about the natural science aspects of nature conservation including field ecology, rewilding, habitat restoration, wildlife genetics, wildlife management, species reintroduction, saving endangered species, primate communities and biogeography. Explore the human aspect of nature conservation including climate change, environmental sustainability, working with rural communities, and human wildlife conflict. This degree includes a significant field-based component throughout all three years, with opportunities in the UK and abroad. You can also conduct a research project in the UK or abroad at the end of the second year. Recent locations include Kent, continental Europe, South Africa, Borneo and the Amazon.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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