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Environmental Conservation

Bangor University
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bangor
English
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Environmental Conservation

About this program

Environmental Conservation

As environmental concerns become ever more pressing, there is an increasing need to understand how we can effectively conserve species, habitats and ecology. This course course gives a theoretical grounding in how populations and communities work and a practical understanding of the issues surrounding environmental conservation. We teach the skills needed by conservation professionals for monitoring habitats and species and we demonstrate the importance of social and economic factors in achieving successful conservation.

This degree is professionaly accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences.

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Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels: including grade C in a science subject at A2 level (e.g. Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Economics, Statistics, Psychology). Excluding General Studies.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H5 in a science subject)
  • Access: Science/Environmental-based Access course.
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Countryside Management, Applied Science, Forestry & Arboriculture, or Animal Management: DMM
  • City & Guilds Extended Diploma in Countryside Management, Animal Management or Forestry & Arboriculture: Merit
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land & Wildlife Management: Merit
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Laboratory Skills: DMM
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Our modules use a wide variety of teaching methods ranging from lectures, practicals and fieldwork to seminars and tutorials. Seminars and tutorials concentrate on problem solving, study skillsdevelopment and reinforcing material taught in lectures; their relaxed and informal atmosphere also encourages lively debate over current and contentious issues. Courses are assessed using a variety of methods with an average split of 60% coursework and 40% examination. All modules make extensive use of the University’s ‘Blackboard’ virtual learning environment, which provides direct access to learning resources, course documents and lecture notes. If you opt for the placement year, you will spend your third year working with a relevant organisation gaining valuable career experience.

For more on studying degree courses see our Study at Bangor section.

Year 1 + 2

On this course you will study 120 credits in each year, through a range of lectures, tutorials, seminars and fieldwork. Our courses are modular. Although some modules are, by necessity, compulsory, others are optional, allowing you to expand your studies into new areas or develop specialisms that are of particular interest to you.

Final Year

Students take a compulsory module in Human Aspects of Conservation as well as selecting from a wide range of others, including Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, Marine Conservation and Exploitation, Upland Management and Coping with a Changing Planet. They also work with a supervisor to design and carry out a piece of original research. The management plan – where students develop a plan for an area of Snowdonia National Park – is a unique feature of the Bangor degree and gives valuable professional training. Students have the option of going to Tenerife or Ghana for a week-long field trip.

For more information about specific modules, please visit the university website

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

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Qualification

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BSc (Hons) degree.

Career paths

Graduates from this program have gone on to become conservation or environmental managers in the UK and overseas as well as carrying out further study and research or teacher training. It is possible to take the course as either a three-year degree or over four years with a sandwich year working with a relevant conservation organisation in the UK or overseas.

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Bangor University

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A top 10 university

The Complete University Guide 2021 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

World class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 15 in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2020.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

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Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
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