Manchester Metropolitan University

Wildlife Biology Manchester Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate

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On our specialist Wildlife Biology course, you’ll have the chance to step into the world of wild animals, to investigate aspects of their taxonomy, evolution, ecology, behaviour and conservation. It’s a course with the flexibility to discover various specialised topics within the field, from habitat management and sustainable management of biological resources, to animal behaviour and conservation.

While you’ll find a strong focus on the UK’s wildlife, there’s a significant international element too. Study Wildlife Biology at Manchester Met and you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in field courses and project work across Europe and South America. And, with the option to take a four-year route, you can even spend a year studying with a university overseas – or working on a placement with a relevant company or non-governmental organisation.

Throughout the course, you’ll not only develop an in-depth understanding of the theories and thinking behind the study of wildlife, but you’ll also build a set of valuable transferable skills. So, while you’ll hone your laboratory skills by working with our specialist equipment, you’ll also develop the analytical skills useful in the conservation and management of biodiversity.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

  • Benefit from our extensive research into tropical and local species and habitats.

  • Take the four-year route, spending a year studying overseas in Europe, North America or Australia, or boosting your career prospects with a 12-month placement.

  • Develop practical skills in the laboratory and in the field, both in the UK and overseas – that could include fieldwork in Portugal, Tanzania, Kenya or South America.

  • Learn in high-spec laboratories, including a specialist microbiology and cell/molecular biology lab, a DNA-sequencing lab, specialist animal behaviour facilities with Ethovision and Observer software, invertebrate behaviour, freshwater and terrestrial ecology labs and controlled environment plant growth chambers.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

EU

International

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 C300
Institution code M40
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points
A level BCC - BBC To include minimum grade C at A2 in Biology (must include a Pass in the Biology practical assessment), Human Biology or Applied Science.

General Studies is not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

Pre 2016 BTECs:
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science. To include 60 Biology L3 credits at grade Distinction.

Recommended Biology Units as follows:
01, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 43
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science) with a minimum 106 UCAS tariff points.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points To include Biology at Higher Level grade 5.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

Pre 2016 BTECs:
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science. To include 60 Biology L3 credits at grade Distinction.

Recommended Biology Units as follows:
01, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 43

GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. GCSE Science and Mathematics requirement may be met through the Level 3 requirements for the course. Please contact the institution if further information is required.

Level 2 Functional Skills English and Mathematics also accepted. BTEC Level 2 in Applied Science also accepted.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For further information: www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate

Provider information

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All Saints Building
All Saints
Manchester
M15 6BH


Clearing contact details

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0161 247 3000


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