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Wildlife Conservation (Professional Placement Year) BSc (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

- Explore the Biology of animals, plants and ecosystems in the UK and around the world.- Learn in the field, laboratory, classroom and using new technology.- Engage in creative interdisciplinary approaches to help tackle one of the world’s greatest challenges.This exciting new degree programme will give you the opportunity to learn about the lives of wild animals and plants, the challenges that they face, and how we can help to overcome these. You will explore the rapidly developing field of conservation biology, including threats and opportunities for habitat management and creation. You will learn about the biology and behaviour of animals, the importance of a variety of biomes and the different flora and fauna that they support. Then consider how we can use this understanding to aid their protection using interdisciplinary approaches. This course is rooted in Biology but will also explore social and economic issues related to Wildlife Conservation and encourage you to explore and develop brave new creative approaches to protecting the natural world. Field work will form an important part of your study as you learn through interaction with nature and practising practical skills.You will learn about the lives of animals and plants, how they function together in ecosystems across the world and the threats faced by them in the modern world. Using the beautiful Newton Park campus as a natural laboratory, supported by UK field trips you will learn about British wildlife in detail, and have the opportunity to contrast this with a different ecosystem on an international field trip. You will learn practical skills in identification and surveying, using both industry standard techniques and new approaches, and explore how we can use an understanding of human society to create positive change for wildlife. There will also be opportunities to develop your creative side, including activities such as wildlife photography and film-making.**More about the Professional Placement Year**A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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A level : CCC - BCC

A-level - Grades BCC-CCC including grade B in Biology or a related subject

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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    93rd

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Practical experience and industry insights are integral to each course, with opportunities to learn new skills and partner with an industry mentor.
The university takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously. It scored a first-class award in the 2019 People and Planet Green League.
Home from home: accommodation ranges from city-centre to on-campus, and Bath is recognised as one of the safest student cities in the UK.

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