Are you passionate, engaged and want to protect animals and their habitats? We are here to help, with an animal conservation foundation degree designed by researchers renowned for their expertise in the science of wildlife conservation. Your foundation year in Carlisle will lay a solid foundation of skills to build upon and reach the right level for taking the rest of the degree at our Ambleside campus. COURSE OVERVIEW On this animal conservation course, you will live, learn and study in the Lake District surrounded by rare and charismatic species – including ospreys, red and roe deer, otters, red squirrels and Atlantic salmon – in a diverse range of ecosystems and habitats, including Atlantic oak woodlands (Britain’s own rainforest). Here at our Ambleside campus, you will have access to new laboratories and excellent equipment including camera traps, to help you in your studies. Optional modules will enable you to customise your course to ensure it gives you the skills you need for your chosen career. You will be able to get involved in conservation research and to go on an international field trip to learn about wildlife conservation in less-developed countries. Our strong links with wildlife conservation organisations in the UK and abroad, provide you with excellent work placements, volunteering opportunities and job prospects. ON THIS COURSE YOU WILL...
- Study the only UK conservation degree taught inside a national park. This provides you with easy access to charismatic wildlife and diverse and distinctive habitats and ecosystems.
- Be taught by experts in wildlife conservation, each with a strong research portfolio in the conservation of animal species and their habitats.
- Enjoy small class sizes which allow us to provide a personal approach to teaching and student support.
- Have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in species reintroduction as part of your degree, with a conservation team that is actively involved in the reintroduction of endangered wildlife species in Cumbria.
- Study in a vibrant community within the landscape of the English Lake District. This provides amazing recreational opportunities and you will live and breathe conservation.
- Essential University Skills 1
- Essential Biology
- Scientific Investigation
- Essential University Skills 2
- Environmental Sciences
- Dynamic Earth
- Conservation Skills and Practice
- Introduction to Conservation Biology
- Biodiversity I
- Biodiversity 2
- Introduction to Ecology
- Animal Biology
- Biodiversity Monitoring
- Evolution and Biogeography
- Conservation Genetics
- Research Methods and Data Analysis
- Animal Behaviour
- Geographic Information Systems (Optional)
- Valuing the Environment (Optional)
- Environmental Change Biology (Optional)
- Behavioural Ecology
- Applied Field Studies
- Wildlife Management
- Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing (Optional)
- Contemporary Issues in Conservation (Optional)
- Conservation Strategies (Optional)
How to apply
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GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above. If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.
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