Learn to protect the future of animals and their habitats on a course where the Lake District – one of the UK’s oldest national parks - is your outdoor classroom.
Learning and living in this inspiring environment, you’ll be discovering many of the UK’s most iconic and endangered wildlife, diverse habitats, ecosystems and important conservation sites with hands-on research opportunities throughout your studies here.
Why Choose University of Cumbria
You’ll live, study and research surrounded by rare and endangered species – including ospreys, freshwater pearl mussels, red squirrels and Atlantic salmon - a diverse range of ecosystems and habitats, including Atlantic oak forests (Britain’s own rainforest).
Plus, our strong links with animal and wildlife conservation organisations in the UK and abroad, provide you with excellent work placements, volunteering opportunities and job prospects.
We’re the only UK university with a campus within a national park
Learn and study conservation where it happens
Use cutting edge technology, including species monitoring using environmental DNA analysis and digital mapping technologies – key skills desired by employers
Access to new laboratories and excellent up-to-date equipment – including 60 camera traps
Opportunities to work alongside organisations, such as Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Taught by tutors involved in international research, which informs your learning
Academic tutors have years of practical experience working in the field
Flexible modules to shape your course towards your intended career path
Conduct your own research but you can also get involved in our scientific studies
Our course is designed by experts, who are well-known in the research of animal conservation science. So, if you want a successful career in wildlife conservation, this course will teach you everything you need to become a professional in the field.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||including Biology at A'level|
|A level||C C C - B B C|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM - DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
|Must be science based, need to pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3|
|Scottish Higher||B B C C - A B B B|
GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|