University Centre Askham Bryan

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Askham Bryan College

Wildlife and Environmental Conservation (Including Foundation Year)

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Course summary

The Extended FdSc Wildlife and Environmental Conservation programme includes an introductory year with academic study modules plus a work experience element to help you develop strong vocational and general academic study skills alongside upskilling your current knowledge around ecological conservation and specialist knowledge. What you will learn This introductory year will get you ready for level 4 study with in the animal sector and is ideal for career changers, applicants who are just getting started in the environmental conservation sector or if applicants do not meet the entry requirements for the FdSc programme. This programme is aimed at those wanting to work in the ecology and conservation sector. The course will provide learners with underpinning knowledge of conservation strategies, legislation and environmental management. There will be an emphasis on the development of communication, academic writing and teamworking skills, and practical skills such undertaking ecological surveys, species identification and fieldwork skills. Work placement forms an essential part of the course allowing on the job training and development of further skills to make students more employable. Making use of the on campus facilities, University Centre Askham Bryan has access to Askham Bog nature reserve, its own licensed and BIAZA accredited wildlife park, working farm, and well equipped science centre with specialist laboratories. With these resources on site, students have access to a range of fully working and industry specific resources that you can have the ability to get involved with during your study.


Year 1 Core Modules include: • Introduction to Animal Health • Fundamentals of Biological Sciences • Principles of Laboratory Work • Introduction to Research • Academic and Professional Skills • Ecological Conservation Skills (Level 4 module) Year 2 (Level 4) Core Modules include: • Academic Writing and Research • Diversity of Life • Conservation and Wildlife Management • Ecological Conservation Skills* • Anthroecology Optional Modules, choose 1: • Wildlife Ethics, Law and Legislation • River and Ocean Systems Year 3 (Level 5) Core Modules include : • Independent Research Project • Professional Skills in Wildlife and Land Management • Management of Habitats and Protected Areas • Introduction to GIS • Introduction to Conservation Genetics Optional Modules, choose 1: • Business Enterprise • Conservation Project and Event Management

Assessment method

Methods of assessment include: TCA's, written assignments, oral presentations, individual and team exercise scenario's.

How to apply

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Askham Bryan York Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

International applications are accepted for this course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should have achieved 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above. Equivalent qualifications may be accepted in lieu of GCSEs. In addition applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of Level 3 study and/or have significant industry experience.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Wildlife and Environmental Conservation (Including Foundation Year) at University Centre Askham Bryan - UCAS