Are you passionate, engaged and want to protect animals and their habitats? We are here to help, with a course designed by researchers renowned for their expertise in the science of wildlife conservation. 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). COURSE OVERVIEW 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...
- Benefit from the only UK conservation degrees 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 allows us to provide a personal approach to teaching and student support.
- Be actively involved in the reintroduction of endangered wildlife species in Cumbria. So you can gain hands-on experience in species reintroduction as part of your degree.
- 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.
- WHAT YOU WILL LEARN*
- Conservation Skills and Practice
- Introduction to Conservation Biology
- Biodiversity 1
- 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)
Year one - compulsory modules: Core Scientific Skills, Introduction to Conservation Biology, Conservation Practice, Biodiversity I, Biodiversity II, Ecology, Biodiversity Monitoring - Qualificatory Practice Unit. Year two - compulsory modules: Research Methods and Data Analysis, Biodiversity Monitoring, Evolution and Biogeography, Animal Behaviour, Conservation Genetics. Optional modules (subject to availability and demand): Geographic Information System, Freshwater Ecology, Marine Ecology, Marine Biodiversity Assessments. Year three - compulsory modules: Dissertation, Behavioural Ecology, Applied Field Studies. Optional modules (subject to availability and demand): Conservation Strategies, Developing Marine Biodiversity Assessments, Conservation in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, Genetic Applications for Conservation, Behavioural Applications for Conservation, Wildlife Management, Advanced Geographic Information Science, Remote Sensing. Year four - Qualificatory Practice Unit: Academic/Vocational Placement: The aim of the placement is to give you a rounded view of all aspects of the work of a conservation organisation. During the placement your knowledge and confidence should grow, enabling employers to place you in different roles, and hopefully with increasing responsibility as the year progresses.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|