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Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Salford

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UCAS CODE: D41C

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

INTRODUCTION

This course will provide you with a strong foundation in biology and environmental issues, allowing you to progress onto either of the wildlife BSc (Hons) degree courses within the University.

It is ideal if you want to develop your career along a conservation pathway but have a non-scientific background, or you don’t meet the entry requirements for direct entry to an honours degree. This course may also be attractive if you are returning to education or if you wish to change career direction.

Loss of biodiversity is an increasing concern at national, European and global levels. To work as a professional with wildlife and in conservation you will need both practical skills and knowledge of theory to meet the challenge of saving our wildlife and wild places.

The BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology focuses on conservation both in zoos and in the wild which is ideal if you wish to pursue a career involving wildlife, working in either of those environments. We have close links with local zoos and aquariums to provide you with a wide range of experiences throughout your course.

COURSE DETAILS

During the foundation year you will study modules which will increase your knowledge and understanding of basic biology and other aspects of environmental studies. There is an emphasis on both understanding and problem solving in addition to practical and communication skills. These skills will aid and enhance your performance on the honours degree.

EMPLOYMENT AND STATS

You have many opportunities to work in voluntary and government conservation organisations operating at local, national and international levels. Opportunities also exist for you to work in environmental consultancies, environmental education and in zoos. Previous students have gained employment in zoos, country parks, animal sanctuaries and environmental consultancies.

Furthermore, graduates have undertaken research for a PhD including studying orangutans in Borneo, large animals in Tanzania and various projects in urban ecology.

Zoos play an important role in the conservation of biodiversity and many species are now bred in captivity as part of national, regional and international breeding programmes. The EC Zoos Directive requires zoos and aquariums in the European Union to have a conservation role. As a result, it is likely that zoos across Europe will increase their breeding, scientific and education activities in the future, and with this degree you could be the person they are looking for.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    89th out of 103 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    114 50%

    72nd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    90th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    39th

    16

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