University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
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
- Opportunity to go on an international field trip to learn about conservation issues in the developing world (currently in West Africa)
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.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||including Biology at A'level|
|A level||CCC - BBC|
|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||BBCC - ABBB|
GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|