University of Greenwich

Animal Conservation and Biodiversity University of Greenwich Degree level: Undergraduate

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This foundation course is aimed at anyone interested in animal welfare, including domestic or wild animal conservation.

The aim of the course is to provide students with a high level vocational relevant qualification, which prepares them for a wide range of career opportunities; focusing on the theoretical and practical aspects of animal conservation and biodiversity.

The course provides a high-quality broad training experience across animal conservation. This enables graduates to move into many career paths within the fields of both domestic and wild animal conservation.

Degree structure

The programme consists of core and elective courses over the three years of study. In the first year all 8 courses are core, being 15 credits each. In the second year there are seven core units and one elective. Again all courses in the second year are 15 credits. In the final year, students will study five core courses and one elective, all being 15 credits and a dissertation/honours project worth 30 credits.

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Concepts in Conservation (15 credits)
Concepts in Animal Science (15 credits)
Concepts in Animal Husbandry (15 credits)
Concepts in Ecology (15 credits)
Research Skills (15 credits)
Concepts in Animal Behaviour (15 credits)
Work Based Learning 1 (Animal Management) (30 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Conservation Technology (15 credits)
Wildlife and Landscape Conservation (15 credits)
Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues (15 credits)
Breeding Management and Genetics (15 credits)
Statistics for the Animal Sciences (15 credits)
Work Based Learning 2 (Animal Management) (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Exotic Collection Management (15 credits)
Field Survey Skills (15 credits)

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code D390
Institution code G70
Campus name University Centre Hadlow
Campus code H

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points A-levels, preferably one in a science-based subject, or a Merit gained from a relevant level 3 vocational qualification such as an Extended Diploma. All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science and have spent two years studying at Level 3.

Applications from mature students, without the standard entry requirements who have acquired relevant skills and experience are considered on a case by case basis.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,165 Year 1
EU £6,165 Year 1
England £6,165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,165 Year 1
Scotland £6,165 Year 1
Wales £6,165 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
Greenwich
SE10 9LS


Course contact details

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020 8331 9000