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Wildlife Conservation BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

In an era of unprecedented global change, the need to conserve biodiversity has come to the forefront of both research and policy. Global biodiversity is facing a range of emerging threats, including climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation, and the introduction of invasive species. At Aberystwyth University, the BSc Wildlife Conservation will interest those who wish to take a holistic approach that covers all aspects of wildlife conservation and at the same time exploring background scientific knowledge and ecological concepts applied to the conservation of endangered flora, fauna and habitats then this is the course for you.

Overview

Why study Wildlife Conservation at Aberystwyth University?

  • Our research is ranked in the top 10 in the UK and 78% of it is assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2014).
  • This course will allow you to explore the political, financial, and social forces that underlie wildlife conservation and environmental management.
  • You will be taught and mentored by academics who work closely with conservation bodies to inform and advise best-practice in conservation, management and policy. They also carry out practical work in the landscape around Aberystwyth.
  • As a student you will enjoy the unrivalled wildlife and countryside: Aberystwyth is a stone’s throw away from many internationally recognised habitats, including UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, two RAMSAR wetlands, two marine special areas of conservation, two National Nature reserves, several sites of special scientific interest to name but a few, providing you with fabulous fieldwork and recreational opportunities.
  • Students who are interested in undertaking a year in industry will be interested in our sister course BSc Wildlife Conservation with integrated year in industry. The syllabus is identical to this course, however you will have a year where you will experience a work placement which is relevant to this course.

Employability

Career prospects

Graduates on this course benefit from both the scientific and policy aspects that underlie wildlife conservation.

Students on this course could enter several organisations involved in conservation biology or general environmental management, such as:

  • Natural Resources Wales;
  • Wildlife Trusts;
  • The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology;
  • RSPB;
  • National Trust;
  • The Environment Agency;
  • Local authority departments;
  • NGOs;
  • This course also permits students to undertake further research studying on any of our MSc, PhD and PGCE courses.

The University has an excellent Careers Advisory Service and we have our own dedicated, professional Careers Advisor. We also have a member of staff who is Director of Employability for IBERS and we are constantly striving to embed and enhance the delivery of real-world skills into every module we offer.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 19 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    129 89%

    8th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    5th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    10th

    5

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