Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management (Top Up) at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS

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Course summary

Are you looking to further enhance your career prospects in the wildlife, ecology and conservation sector? This programme enables you to progress from the FdSc, or another relevant Level 5 qualification, to a full BSc Honours Degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management. You will enhance your employability further as you develop knowledge, understanding and skills to the greater depth and level of expertise employers in the sector are looking for. Areas covered include conservation planning at a landscape scale, understanding global biodiversity crises and solutions, managing interactions between people and species and habitats, and managing conservation projects. You will also have the opportunity to specialise through your final project on a relevant topic of your choice. There is a strong emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to practical situations using the excellent range of habitats both on the Bishop Burton estate and in the local area. What will I study? Modules Year 1: International Conservation Biology Management of People and Wildlife Landscape Ecology and Conservation Management and Business in Conservation Final Project Learning and Teaching Approach This programme is delivered using a variety of teaching and learning approaches. This includes giving you hands-on experiential opportunities in both your academic and professional development. Sessions which deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge feature a strong emphasis on active learning within lectures, seminars, workshops, field work, site visits, case studies, independent learning, formative assessment and guest speaker sessions. All teaching is focused on facilitating a student-centred approach to enhance independent learning and your ability to make decisions, problem-solve and manage projects – all skills required in the conservation and ecology sector. The programme utilises excellent onsite resources, offsite visits and extensive industry links for applied aspects essential for your employability skills. Contact Time A typical week on the full-time pathway includes approximately 10 hours a week contact time, incorporating lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. This may vary from week to week depending on field trips and other programme-related activities. You are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). A part-time option is also available. You can expect to receive your timetable during induction week. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week. What else can I expect?

  • Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
  • Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
  • Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
  • Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/university-centre/life-skills-team-at-ucbb
  • Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
  • Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.
  • Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support
  • Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.


International Conservation Biology Management of People and Wildlife Landscape Ecology and Conservation Management and Business in Conservation Final Project

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to build sector-relevant skills and understanding. They include site surveys; project feasibility and planning studies; written assignments; business development planning. You will also undertake a final research project. There are no formal examinations. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support your development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 20-working day timeframe (not including holidays) so that you can most benefit from the feedback.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

University Centre Bishop Burton and Riseholme College welcome applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should have a relevant foundation degree. Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task will be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

Additional entry requirements


GCSE English at grade C/4 or above

English language requirements

If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8950 Year 1
England £8950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8950 Year 1
Scotland £8950 Year 1
Wales £8950 Year 1
International £12782 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management (Top Up) at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS