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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


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary


You'll learn about the lives of animals and plants, how they function together in ecosystems across the planet, and the threats they face in the modern world.

You'll learn about British wildlife in detail using the beautiful Newton Park campus as a natural laboratory, along with UK field trips. You'll also have the opportunity to contrast this with a different ecosystem on an international field trip.

You'll learn practical skills in identification and surveying, using both established 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 artistic workshops and an optional module in wildlife photography and filmmaking.

How will I be assessed?

The assessments will include written coursework, practical and field work, production of digital materials, creation of artistic work, presentations and some traditional exams. Coursework will typically include practical files, laboratory/field reports, essays and technical reports, as well as reflective blogs, filmed pieces, and resource creation.

Many assessments will allow you to choose the precise focus and tailor your studies around your own particular interests.

How will I be taught?

Most modules, with the exception of some final year independent study units such as the dissertation, will have lead lectures which will introduce the key topics. These lectures will be supported by fieldwork, workshops, laboratory practical classes, seminars, and tutorials, both individual and group. You will also carry out group and individual supervised project work.


A degree in wildlife conservation could lead to a range of professions including conservation advocacy, reserve management, wildlife education and environmental consultancy.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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A level : CCC - BBC

A Level - grades BBC-CCC including a Grade C in a science preferred.


University information

Bath Spa University

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  • Campus address

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

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