Wildlife Conservation at City of Sunderland College - UCAS

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Course summary

The BSc Top Up course has a well-rounded base of environmental conservation skills, which would suit progression directly into conservation related industries, or, if preferred, the skills to diversify into a range of self-employed and entrepreneurial enterprises. Our course is designed with equal focus on environmental sciences and associated skills. GIS and SPSS are used by most land-based industries for various purposes, including analysing raw data and predicting future impacts of anthropogenic activities. Similarly, knowledge and competence within animal behaviour and conflict mitigation is in industry demand and offers the flexibility to move into education and educational support. The communication and presentation skills gained through specific modules and assessments mean opportunities may also be pursued in marketing, sales and retail, and advisory roles, which all play a vital role in modern conservation efforts. For those of you with an interest in academia and expanding your skill set, a degree such as this can lead to jobs in diagnostic laboratories, animal husbandry facilities and underpinning knowledge may provide opportunities to pursue further qualifications such as bird ringing licences through the British Ornithological Trust and other wildlife licences. Organisations that may employ you as a result of obtaining this qualification include the animal and wildlife charities, environmental branches of local and national government, environmental commissions and various British wildlife trusts. If you enjoyed working with technology, then utilising analytic software to measure and predict trends and impacts, for example statistical modelling of the effects of climate change on animals or their habitats or the transmission rates of diseases. For those of you wishing to continue your studies, the course includes opportunities to discuss studying at Masters level, and advice from staff and alumni in terms of these next steps.


Human Wildlife Conflict; Habitat Management; Sustainable Management; Current Issues in the Animal Sector; Dissertation

Assessment method

The programme uses predominantly face to face sessions with online and practical work where appropriate. The learning and teaching methods typically used by tutors include lectures, seminars, guest speakers, workshops, practical sessions, practical projects, case studies, and tutorials. A significant amount of personal study time is expected to be undertaken by you, comprising of, for example, background reading, assignment work, and preparation for seminars and practical case studies. A social learning community, including a peer support programme, will further enhance this. When not attending scheduled learning activities you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. The BSc Top Up teaching team consists of a range of experienced higher education tutors with a strong industry background and interest in ethical practice and sustainability. All tutors have postgraduate qualifications, which include equine science, psychology, animal behaviour, environmental conservation, and leadership and management. Assessment tasks are linked to the learning outcomes of each module and are scheduled throughout the modules. Assessment typically consists of practical and theoretical work and is carefully designed to enhance knowledge and critical thinking, alongside a range of practical and transferable skills. Assessments include presentations, written assignments and project work, with embedded application of technology as appropriate to develop digital skills. You will have formative assessment opportunities to help you learn and develop your knowledge and skills, as well as summative assessments on which you will be graded.

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Kirkley Hall
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The following additional requirements apply for entry to this programme: relevant level 5 Land-Based Industry related qualification OR substantial experience and demonstrable ability to study at level 6 equivalent to 240 credits at level 4 and 5; APL arrangements are informed by the University of Cumbria’s Academic Regulations.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1

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Wildlife Conservation at City of Sunderland College - UCAS