Oxford Brookes University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
On our Animal Biology and Conservation degree you will study conservation ecology, evolution and developmental biology. And try to answer questions such as: "How do we best conserve rare and endangered animal species?", "What adaptations help animals cope with life in changing environments?", and "How can conservation respond to climate change?" Laboratory and fieldwork are a core part of the degree with the option to put your skills into practice through overseas fieldwork in France and Devon. You will develop excellent skills such as: research practice, data collection and analysis, research presentation skills and animal identification and survey techniques required by conservation practitioners. We have great links with regional environmental organisations and local employers. We help to provide exciting work placements and career opportunities for our students. Our students have gone on to work with conservation trusts, government agencies, wildlife centres and zoos.
Year 1 provides a foundation in diversity and evolution, ecology, physiology, cell and molecular biology. You will develop skills in laboratory and field working, data handling, statistics and information technology. Year 2 and the final year include in-depth study of animal behaviour, animal evolutionary development, threatened species, habitat management and field biology skills, including identification, surveying and licensing. You can also take a modern language each year and study abroad for a semester or year. The course offers work experience and final-year project modules to give you the chance to gain invaluable professional experience, and can also help you make useful links with potential future employers. Work experience placements include the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Shotover Country Park and the spin-out company WildKnowledge Ltd. Students also have opportunities to work with our research groups and our not-for-profit organisation, Environmental Information Exchange.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
IELTS 6.0 to include 6 in Reading, 6 in Writing, 5.5 in Speaking, 5.5 in Listening
IELTS 6.0 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|