Prepare for a career in wildlife conservation by exploring how animals adapt to their environment and interact with each other. 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. Please visit our website for full course and module details. Please visit our website for full course and module details. This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Standard Qualification Requirements
Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass in a related subject** with Grade B in the graded unit. **Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Science, Applied Bioscience, Wildlife and Conservation Management, Applied Animal Biology. SQA Advanced Higher - BBC to include Biology A Level - BBB to include Biology Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements HND - Pass in a related subject*** with Grade BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units. ***Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Science, Wildlife and Conservation Management, Applied Animal Biology, Environmental Management and Sustainability.
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|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.