Animal & Conservation Biology introduces the diversity of animals, their form and function. You'll study how animals have evolved and adapted to different environments in terms of their ecology, behaviour and physiology. You'll learn how this knowledge can be put to use to guide conservation and understand the impacts of pollution and climate change on animals. Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside is rich in biodiversity and you'll visit local sites of scientific interest, gaining valuable fieldwork experience, as well as going on residential trips, including to the Algarve. You'll leave equipped with a range of skills for a career in animal conservation or management, including species identification, field surveying techniques and collection and analysis of biological data, or you could continue on to postgraduate study.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BCC||Including Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry or Physics. GCSE grade C/4 in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry (or Double Award Science at C/4)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. GCSE grade C/4 in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry (or Double Award Science at C/4).|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 12 credits M: 33 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 33 Credits at Merit & 12 Distinction to include Biology or Chemistry or Physics at Level 3. Maths, English, Biology, and Chemistry required at Level 2 or equivalent.|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB||Including Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry or Physics. National 5 C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry. The grades listed above are our standard entry requirements. You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. An adjusted offer will be lower than our standard entry requirements. For further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies please see our website.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including a Science^ at minimum grade 5. 4 points in SL Maths, English, Biology and Chemistry.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3||Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry or Physics. Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in English, Maths, Biology & Chemistry.|
Minimum Year 1 Entry Requirements HNC - Animal Care with B in the graded unit. National 5 C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry also required. HND - Animal Care with BB in the graded units. National 5 C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry also required. ^Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass in a related subject* with Grade B in the graded unit. *Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Sciences Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements HND- Pass in a related subject* with Grade BB in the graded unit. *Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Sciences, Applied Biological Sciences
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|