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Course summary

Human impact on the natural world has left a devastating impact on global wildlife habitats and biodiversity. Be part of the solution by building conservation theory and practice with our BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology degree. There has never been a more urgent time to fight the loss of biodiversity. To be part of the solution, you will need strong theoretical knowledge and practical skills to save our precious wildlife and ecosystems. We’ve designed this course to provide you with an understanding of wildlife, biodiversity and conservation alongside specialist knowledge of conservation in zoos. Take your scientific knowledge and skills further Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, our course focuses on understanding biological process and exploring conservation in zoos and out in the wild. Across three years of study - or four if you choose to include an industry placement, you will advance your wildlife knowledge, covering specialist topics such as behavioural ecology, conservation biology and zoo animal management. You will experience hands-on learning in our advanced Bodmer laboratories, and develop transferable skills interpreting biological field data. We put fieldwork at the heart of your learning experience. You will experience field trips including day visits to local zoo, as well and residential trips in the UK and abroad, depending on which modules you choose. In recent years, students have taken part in residential trips to Cumbria, Scotland, Shropshire and Gambia. Get closer to industry Focusing on real-world issues, you will balance theoretical learning with practical skill building, both in our laboratories on campus, and through UK and international field trips, which will provide you with real world experiences. We also regularly invite wildlife professionals and practitioners to share their knowledge through guest lectures. During your studies, you will also have the option to include an industry placement between years two and three. Previous wildlife students have completed work placements both in the UK and overseas at organisations such as the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project in Borneo, Serra dos Órgãos National Park in Brazil or closer to home at Blackpool Zoo or Yorkshire Wildlife Park. You can also join our award-winning wildlife student society, where we can get involved with activities such as nature-spotting events, animal surveys, online talks, film screenings and many more social events to meet like-minded students. Features • Built specialist knowledge of conservation theory and practice with a dual focus on the wild and zoos. • Experience residential field trips opportunities • Include an optional industry placement year in the UK or overseas • Part-time study option available • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology


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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Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology at University of Salford - UCAS