Liverpool John Moores University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Wildlife Conservation

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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation at Liverpool John Moores University is taught by conservation experts and will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in a professional conservation organisation. Develop your knowledge in ecology, genetics, evolution and animal behaviour and environmental sustainability and how to apply these to conservation practice. Develop key skills in animal and plant surveys and identification, create Habitat Management plans, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and conservation technologies. The degree also offers diverse placement opportunities in areas such as otter surveying, habitat and vegetation mapping and the rehabilitation and welfare of endangered species. Plus you will be able to go on overseas field trips.

  • Optional overseas fieldwork (self-funded) – previous destinations have included Costa Rica and Malaysia
  • Lots of exciting fieldwork to sites of conservation importance and interest. Day trips and core residential trips included in the fees*
  • Opportunities to take your studies international, through study aboard, placements and residential fieldtrips
  • Option to undertake a 4 to 6 week placement and/or a 12 month sandwich placement in the UK or overseas
  • Teaching from conservation experts involved in collaborative research projects and consultancy, including primate conservation, large African mammal conservation, human wildlife conflict, species reintroduction, biogeography and species distributions, bird social behaviour and ecosystem services
  • Learn practical skills including field surveying, animal and plant identification, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and recording animal behaviour
  • Learn conservation practice skills, such as Habitat Management Plans, protected area designation, zoo conservation and conservation technology
  • £6 million invested in state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including specialist GIS and animal behaviour observation software
  • Excellent career prospects in areas such as: nature reserve management; conservation NGOs; zoos and wildlife parks; conservation charities; conservation and environmental government bodies; and ecological and environmental consultancies
  • This degree is available to study following a foundation year
  • International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more
  • Campus location: City Campus
*Additional course costs Practical and field activities underpin all programmes in the School. PPE is provided for all necessary practical work. There are no costs for day field trips for core and optional modules. Residential field trips associated with core modules are subsidised and include travel and half-board accommodation costs. Any residential field trips for optional modules will have costs involved. Locations may be subject to change and also subject to national and international travel restrictions.

Course details

Modules

Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment method

Most modules are assessed by coursework (50%) and exam (50%) or by coursework only. All students perform differently depending on the way they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. Exams may therefore include a range of question types e.g. multiple choice, short answer, interpretative, problem-based learning and essay. Coursework assessment could be in the form of phase tests, fieldwork/practical reports, data handling, oral presentations, poster presentations, group discussions, essays or the evaluation of your practical skills, and are based on individual assignments though some require group work. Feedback on coursework assessments is normally provided within three weeks of submission and may be via Canvas, face-to-face or as written comments. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

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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:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE prior to starting the programme or • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £16100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Full-time industrial placement year fee for home students: £1850 per annum. Full-time industrial placement year fee for international students: £3650 per annum. All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval. The above fees are for 2021/22. Fees for 2022/23 are to be provided.
Wildlife Conservation at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS