University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology

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Course summary

Loss of biodiversity is an increasing concern at national, European and global levels. Our BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology provides you with both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to meet the challenge of saving our wildlife and wild places. If you wish to pursue a career involving wildlife, this course is ideal as it focuses on conservation in both zoos and the wild, providing you with a wide range of experiences through close industry links to local zoos and aquariums. One of the key features of this course is our strong emphasis on field trips – from day trips to national and overseas residential trips – as they allow you to gain real-world context for your studies. The majority of these trips are free, with students only needing to pay a modest administration fee. Features • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology • Acquire the practical skills used in wildlife conservation and zoos • Gain a critical awareness of zoo conservation programmes and the role of zoo professionals • A variety of field trip opportunities are on offer [small administration fee may apply] • There are opportunities to take a placement year in the UK, Europe or worldwide University of Salford Wildlife Society Here at the University of Salford we have an award-winning wildlife student society that organises extra-curricular trips around the UK and abroad, as well as opportunities to get involved with volunteering and conservation projects.

Course details


Year one modules may include: Biodiversity, Genes to Ecosystems, Introduction to Zoo Biology, Field Biology, Earth Surface Processes, Study Skills. Year two modules may include: Wildlife Behavioural Ecology, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Study and Research Skills, Zoo Animal Management, plus two from: Primate Behaviour and Conservation, Marine Biology, Animal Evolution, Population and Community Ecology. Year three modules may include: Zoo Organisation and Regulation, Animal Cognition and Social Complexity, Veterinary and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Applied Freshwater Biology, Wildlife and the Law, Tropical Ecology and Conservation.Year 3 also includes a dissertation on a wildlife, conservation or zoo biology topic of your choice in addition to specialist modules in areas of interest to you.

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