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Zoology with Conservation

Bangor University
4 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Bangor
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Zoology with Conservation

About this program

Zoology with Conservation

Increasing interest in environmental conservation by governments and the public alike means that we now require a new generation of trained professional scientists with a sound zoological knowledge and an appreciation of the issues involved in local and global conservation.

This course provides traditional zoology (taxonomy, morphology, physiology and cell biology) with an emphasis upon animal ecology (biodiversity, ecology, behaviour and evoloution. In addition you will take courses providing an appreciation of the need for environmental conservation and the means by which conservation objectives can be achieved. To this end the course establishes links between the academic learning environment and external environmental and conservation organisations in the form of project work and practical management plans. You will acquire a broad theoretical understanding of zoology and conservation plus the acquisition of associated practical skills. Along with a comprehensive range of transferable skills, this degree will equip you with skills for employment in a conservation career.

You will benefit from the proximity of an exceptional range of terrestrial, marine and freshwater habitats where field work, which is an integral part of the degree is conducted. Bangor is also home to the divisional offices of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), Natural Resources Wales (NRW), as well as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), all of which have close links to the University and staff associated with this course. School of Natural Sciences is also part of the Environment Centre for Wales which is a partnership venture between Bangor University and the Natural Environment Research Council’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH).

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Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

GCSE: grade C/4 in English, Maths and and Double Award Science. Typical offer is based on a 128 from a Level 3 qualification e.g.:

  • A Levels: For MZool - including grade B in Biology.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: including H6 in Biology
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma: DDM including Merits in 4 Biology modules. Modules accepted: Animal Biology; Animal Anatomy and Physiology; Animal Behaviour and Communication; Animal Breeding and Genetics; Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques; Biochemistry and Microbiology; Fundamentals of Science; Genetics and Genetic Engineering; Inheritance and Genetic Manipulation; Physiology of Human Body systems; Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction; Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation. Other Biology-related modules considered case by case.
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical (1080) / Extended Diploma: Distinction overall including 4 Biology modules from the following: Animal Behaviour and Communication, Biological Systems of Animals, Wildlife and Ecology Conservation, Inheritance and Genetics, Ecological Concepts and Application, Population Surveys, Ecology and Conservation. Other Biology-related modules considered case by case.
  • Access to HE in the Sciences: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma is not 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

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Organismal Diversity
  • Environmental Management & Conservation
  • Tutorials Year 1
  • Practical Skills 1

Semester 2

  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Tutorials Year 1
  • Practical Skills 2

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Evolution & Genetics
  • Principles of Conservation
  • Bioscience Skills

Semester 2

  • Conservation Practice
  • Bioscience Skills

Optional Modules

  • Invertebrates (Semester 2)
  • Behavioural Ecology (Semester 2)
  • Principles of Life 2 (Semester 1)
  • Vertebrate Biology (Semester 1)
  • Introduction to Herpetology (Semester 2)
  • Integrated Zoology (Semester 2)
  • Arizona Field Course (Semester 1)
  • India Field Course (Semester 1)
  • Primatology Field Course (Semester 1)
  • Local Field Trip (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Florida 2 Field Trip (Semester 2)
  • Spain Field Course (Semester 2)
  • Siberia Field Course (20) (Semester 1)
  • Introduction to Ornithology (20) (Semester 2)
  • Introduction to Primatology (20) (Semester 1)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
  • Dissertation in Biological Sci
  • Science & Employability Skills

Semester 2

  • Dissertation in Biological Sci
  • Science & Employability Skills

Optional Modules

  • Freshwater Ecosystems 2 (Semester 1)
  • Advances in Behaviour (Semester 1)
  • Molecular Ecology & Evolution (Semester 1)
  • Animal Survival Strategies (Semester 2)
  • Life in a Changing Climate (Semester 2)
  • Life in Wetlands (Semester 2)
  • Primatology (Semester 1)
  • Attack and Defence in Plants (Semester 2)
  • Ornithology (Semester 1)
  • Parasites & Pathogens (Yr3) (Semester 1)
  • Human Evolutionary Biology (Semester 2)
  • Animal Management (Semester 2)
  • Insect Behaviour & Evolution (Semester 2)
  • Forest Ecology (Semester 1)
  • Advances in Conservation (Semester 2)

Year 4

Compulsory modules:

Semester 1

  • Masters Research Project
  • Advanced Research Skills

Semester 2

  • Masters Research Project

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

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).

Career paths

Conservation zoologists work mostly in government organisations (local councils, CCW, CEH and EA) or in non-governmental organisations (eg National Trust, RSPB). Ranges of career paths are available within these organisations, from wildlife monitoring and assessment to the practical implementation of conservation management plans.

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