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Course summary

Our BSc in Wildlife and Practical Conservation focuses on general conservation, the physical environment and landscape, as well as offering opportunities for you to study the ecology and behaviour of animals in the wild. The course is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of wildlife, wildlife ecology and environmental problems threatening species, from both theoretical and practical points of view. You will cover both physical and biological components of the environment as well as studying specialist modules in wildlife and environmental areas. Features • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology • A variety of free field trip opportunities are on offer [small administration fee may apply] to zoos, animal parks, wetlands, as well as a chance to travel to the Amazon Rainforest • You will have the opportunity to take work placements in the UK, Europe and worldwide • Acquire the practical skills used in wildlife conservation and zoos 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.


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 Ecology and Behaviour, Conservation Biology, Monitoring Environmental Change, Wildlife Study and Research Skills, plus two from: Population and Community Ecology, Marine Biology, Primate Behaviour and Conservation, Animal Evolution. Year three modules may include: Wildlife and the Law, Environmental Geographical Information Systems, Habitat Conservation and Restoration, Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Applied Freshwater Biology, Animal Cognition and Social Complexity. Year three also includes a dissertation on a wildlife, conservation or zoo biology topic of your choice. Recent topics have ranged from the ecology and behaviour of sugar gliders and the social structure of chimpanzees in zoos, to the legal problems associated with proposals to introduce wolves into Scotland.

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