Activate Learning

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Kingston University

Wildlife and Conservation

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Course summary

This programme provides a comprehensive understanding of the scientific study of wildlife, the diversity of living organisms and their habitats, and the practical steps that can be taken for effective conservation. It provides an opportunity for you to explore the theory and practice related to wildlife conservation. You will examine ecological principles which seek to explain how populations interact with each other and the physical environment and integrate understanding of the natural, socio-cultural, economic and political issues which promote the need for wildlife management. PROGRAMME MODULES Year 1: (30 credits each) → Animal Breeding Programmes and Husbandry → Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition → Ecological Field Skills 1 → Professional Development in the Work Environment Year 2: (30 credits each) → Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues → Practical Wildlife Conservation → Research Methods → Professional Development in the Work Environment 2 CAREERS You could work in ecological surveying, habitat management, species conservation, environmental education, conservation planning and policy, and community-based conservation projects in the UK and overseas.

Course details


Year 1: professional development in the work environment 1 (30 credits), animal breeding programmes and husbandry (30 credits), animal health, welfare and nutrition (30 credits), ecology (30 credits). Total 120 credits. Year 2: professional development in the work environment 2 (30 credits); research methods (30 credits); global biodiversity and conservation issues (30 credits); practical wildlife conservation (30 credits). Total 120 credits.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through coursework in the form of written and practical assignments, essays, project work, practical skills tests, oral presentations and written examinations. Most modules will have 2-3 assessments.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000* Year 1
Scotland £8000* Year 1
Wales £8000* Year 1
Channel Islands £8000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.
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