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Course summary

Human impact on the natural world is having a devastating effect on wildlife habitats and biodiversity. Gain the skills and specialist knowledge to safeguard wildlife and ecosystems and make a difference with our BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Foundation Year degree. There has never been a more urgent time to reduce the loss of biodiversity and protect endangered wildlife. We have shaped this course to provide you with a solid understanding of wildlife, biodiversity and conservation issues, and the skills to monitor environmental change and lead habitat conservation and restoration. Take your scientific knowledge and skills further The foundation year pathway is ideal if you have a non-scientific background, or you don’t meet the entry requirements for direct entry to an Honours degree. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will be ready to progress to study our full BSc Wildlife Conservation honours degree. For a further three years of study - or four, if you choose to include an industry placement, you will advance your wildlife conservation knowledge and skills. You will expand your wildlife knowledge and take specialist modules in behavioural ecology, conservation biology and monitoring environmental change We put fieldwork at the heart of your learning experience. You will take field trips to zoos, animal parks and wetlands, which may include visits to Chester Zoo, South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Knowsley Safari Park, Blackpool Zoo, Twycross Zoo, Dudley Zoo and Martin Mere (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust). During your studies, you will also spend time in our advanced Bodmer laboratories, and you might have opportunities to engage with live research projects. Get closer to industry Focusing on real-world issues, you will balance theoretical learning with practical skill building, both in our Bodmer Laboratories on campus, and through UK and international field trips, which will provide you with real world experiences. We also regularly invite wildlife professionals and practitioners to share their knowledge through guest lectures. Once on the BSc (Hons) degree pathway, you will also have the option to include an industry placement between years two and three. Previous wildlife students have completed work placements both in the UK and overseas in South Africa, Madagascar, Spain, Greece and the USA, working with a wide range of animals from donkeys and wolves to seals and turtles. You can also join our award-winning wildlife student society that organises extra-curricular trips around the UK and abroad, as well as providing opportunities to get involved with volunteering and conservation projects. Features • Start with a foundation year to boost your skills and be ready to progress to the full BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation degree • Experience field trip opportunities to zoos, animal parks, wetlands • Acquire the practical skills used in wildlife conservation and zoos • Have the opportunity to include a conservation work placement in the UK, Europe and worldwide

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Qualification requirements

Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.

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Wildlife Conservation with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS