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BSc (Hons) Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Science

University of Suffolk
3/4 years full-time. Part-time available.
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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11,790 GBP
University of Suffolk

Program description

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)

Tuition fees

  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Info zone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

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

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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University of Suffolk

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

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