BSc (Hons) Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Science

University of Suffolk
Program overview
3/4 years full-time. Part-time available.
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2024

September 2025

September 2026
University of Suffolk

About this program

BSc (Hons) Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Science

The natural world is as fragile as it is fascinating. If you share our passion for understanding and conserving nature and wildlife, this course is ideal for you, and opens the door to many established and emerging careers.

We draw on a range of related disciplines to bring the subject to life, covering aspects of animal and plant ecology, marine and freshwater biology, wildlife behavior, and environmental and conservation science.

A willingness to get your hands dirty is essential. Our students engage in fieldwork at numerous sites of scientific and conservation importance across Suffolk, and have the opportunity to study abroad to experience even more diversity in wildlife and habitats.

Admission requirements

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

For those applicants studying A-Level & BTEC, we require 112 UCAS points, which equates to BBC (A-Level) or DMM (BTEC). To find out more about country specific requirements please visit our web-page or send us an information request

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Program content

Year 1

  • Diversity of Life
  • Ecology and Ecosystems
  • Practical Conservation and Field Research Skills
  • Environmental Science
  • Scientific Skills
  • Cell Biology and Genetics

Year 2

  • Principles of Conservation
  • Marine and Freshwater Biology
  • Zoological Management
  • Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Research Methods and Scientific Communication
  • Animal Behavior (Optional)
  • Work-Based Experience (Optional)
  • Microbial Organisms (Optional)

Year 3

  • Dissertation
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Evolution, adaptive and conservation physiology
  • Professional development for life sciences
  • Marine and Freshwater Fisheries and Aquaculture (Optional)
  • Sustainability and ethics (Optional)

Scholarships & funding

  • Vice Chancellor's Global Impact Scholarship: £4,000
  • International Merit Scholarship: £1000-2,000
  • Suffolk Executive MBA Scholarship: £4,000


  • Full-time Tuition Fees: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time Tuition Fees: £1,454 per 20 credit module (Please contact the Info zone for further information).
  • International / EU Tuition Fees: £12,150 per year

Continuing studies

This degree will give you the opportunity to follow many career paths. From basic research in universities, research organizations and museums to working for non-governmental organizations such as the National Trust, RSPB or the WWF.

Graduates can also find employment as planning consultants, conservationists, teachers and science writers, and with government agencies that have statutory responsibilities to devise policy and conserve the natural environment.

Careers within agri-business and agri-tech sectors, wildlife parks and zoos, and sustainability management would also be available to students completing the course.

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University of Suffolk

The University of Suffolk is a transformational university. Being one of the newest in the UK, the University of Suffolk is not restricted by tradition and embraces change, to produce graduates who can easily adapt to a changing world. Taking...

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Why study at University of Suffolk

We're confident you would quickly feel at home on our beautiful waterfront campus along the famous sunshine coast of Suffolk. Our campus is stylish, modern and compact, surrounded by restaurants, bars, clubs, cinemas, as well as historic and cultural hotspots. Established in 2016, we are one of the newest universities in the country, which enables us to be dynamic and forward thinking in our approach. Our students are at the heart of everything we do, and we pride ourselves on consistently featuring within the top 10 for 'student experience' polls. Our students are taught by expert academics and industry professionals rather than graduate teachers, which is common practice in many universities. Teaching typically takes place in small classes and is supplemented by all the contact time and personal support you need.

  • Choose from over 200 Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes recognised all over the world
  • Live in a multi-cultural student town, located only 1 hour 20 minutes away from London by train
  • Enjoy living and studying on a small yet functional campus, where class sizes are purposely designed to ensure your academic experience is intimate and personal to you
  • Our wonderful team of staff will support your entire Academic journey – from Application through to graduation – and everything in between

Contact info

University of Suffolk

Waterfront Building
19 Neptune Quay
IP4 1QJ Ipswich Suffolk
United Kingdom

Phone no: +441473 338000

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