Wildlife Conservation at Bangor University - UCAS

Bangor University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bangor University (Prifysgol Bangor)

Wildlife Conservation

Course summary

This degree will give you a detailed understanding of all aspects of conservation science, including the founding principles of ecology, evolution, environmental management. You will then be able to apply this understanding to wildlife conservation. This degree will develop your intellectual and practical skills, as well as your numeracy. This degree will also enhance your communication and IT abilities, your interpersonal and self-management skills and your professionalism in a context specific to the conservation world. This course will give you a specialist knowledge and understanding of:

  • The need for an inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to the study and management of wildlife.
  • The issues concerning the monitoring and management of wildlife both for their intrinsic value and as a natural resource to be exploited in a sustainable and ethical manner.
  • The principles, nomenclature terminology and concepts of applied ecology, ecosystem functions, ecosystem services, environmental policy, conservation science.
  • The fundamental ecological, social, and economic concepts and how they relate to wildlife conservation and management importance.
Our location, between Anglesey and Snowdonia National Park, offers unrivalled opportunities for learning about ecology, conservation, and the natural environment outside the lecture theatre. Our courses are packed with field trips and practical sessions. Successful conservation relies on an interdisciplinary approach. Our supportive, friendly, and accessible staff have a range of expertise covering conservation, ecology, environmental science. The Centre for Evidence Based Conservation, a world-recognised centre for translating conservation science into policy, is based here at Bangor, giving our students a unique insight into the conservation policy process. We have close links with many of the local conservation organisations including Snowdonia National Park Authority, Natural Resources Wales and the British Trust for Ornithology which help students gain understanding of conservation practice. We also have excellence links with conservation organisations throughout the world. Staff and students are currently working in Madagascar, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Bangladesh. ‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch. If you don’t have the required qualifications for this degree-level course or are looking to re-enter education after time away from study, then a Foundation Year Programme might be the right choice for you. Please see Environmental Science (with Foundation Year) F90F.


For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We are happy to accept combinations of the qualifications listed above, as well as alternative Level 3 qualifications such as City & Guilds and Access. We also welcome applications from mature learners. If you don't think you'll meet the entry requirements specified, you may be able to gain entry to this course via a Foundation Year route. Please see: Environmental Science with Foundation Year (UCAS Code: F90F). International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/applying/entryrequirements

English language requirements

For the most up-to-date information on acceptable English Language proficiency qualifications, please visit our webpage below.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees and scholarship information for International applicants can be found here: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/international/tuition
Wildlife Conservation at Bangor University - UCAS