Studying in our wildlife laboratories
BSc (Hons)

Wildlife Conservation


You will acquire the skills to identify, monitor and manage wild animals and their habitats, enabling you to pursue career opportunities within wildlife parks, zoos, rescue centres, environmental agencies and charities, both in the UK and overseas. Opportunities include a residential field trip and placement year.

UCAS code: D447 BSc/WildC (FT) D449 (Sandwich)
Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: October
Course length: Three years full-time, four years with placement
Study location: Brackenhurst campus

Fees and funding:Please see our applying and fees section.


This degree aims to produce flexible graduates with a range of transferable skills who can work in the diverse field of wildlife conservation in the UK and overseas. The course combines the scientific principles of animal function and behaviour with conservation biology. You will acquire the transferable skills to:

  • identify
  • monitor 
  • manage wild animals and their habitats.

Why choose this course?

  • Conservation organisations often use research undertaken by students in the final year.
  • You will be taught at Brackenhurst campus, which is the ideal environment for studying environmental sciences. We have 200 hectares of farmland, woodland and wetland estate with a diverse range of habitats and wildlife species.
  • You will take part in a residential field course in the UK or overseas during Year Two. This will enable you to study wildlife in a range of habitats. Our previous students have surveyed:
    • small mammals
    • wild boar
    • optimal foraging studies on greater flamingos.
  • Our brand new 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million pound campus library opened in 2013.
  • You will have the opportunity to undertake a placement year in industry.

Extra opportunities

  • You can spend half a year on international exchange with a partner university in Australia, Canada or Hungary during your second year of study
  • NTU has a number of biodiversity conservation projects to get involved in from bee hives to bird-ringing, including and a family of peregrine falcons who nest on the top of our Newton and Arkwright building in the city centre.

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