Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Ecology and Wildlife Conservation (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

TEF Silver

Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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There’s a growing demand for professionals with skills in wildlife protection, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management. This course will give you a solid scientific grounding in the science of ecology and how it can be used to conserve species.

  • Learn from expert academics, professional practitioners and guest speakers who will guide you through the wider social and legal context in which ecological conservation operates.
  • Gain practical experience with opportunities for fieldwork in a fantastic variety of local habitats including forests, meadows, heaths and maritime environments.
  • Undertake a 5-week placement in your first year as well as an additional 5-week or 30-week placement in your third year.
  • Select subjects that match your personal passions and ambitions as the course has a wide range of options units.
  • Engage in our many staff research collaborations with conservation organisation.
  • Be part of a thriving network of staff, students and professional practitioners working together for wildlife conservation.
Our students work in partnership with our staff to co-create featured projects, collaborating with professional practitioners and participating in individual placement opportunities. Take a look at our Co-creating Science webpage to find out about the exciting projects, work placements and final year dissertations our students get involved in, including moose behaviour in Norway, Madagascan rainforests, and chimpanzees in Tanzania to name just a few.

Course details

Modules

During the foundation year, you will study the following units: Applied Sciences; Academic Study Skills; Introduction to Biology; Introduction to Psychology; Mathematics in Science; and Foundation Year Project. As part of the degree, you will study a number of units including: diversity of life, ecology, ecological research skills, physical geography, residential field trip, wildlife protection, ecosystems, behavioural ecology, evolutionary biology, advances skills for conservation and an independent research project along with a number of optional units.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Ecology and Wildlife Conservation (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS