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BSc (Hons)

Wildlife Conservation


This course combines the scientific principles of animal function and behaviour with conservation biology. You will acquire sound knowledge of the ecological processes and theories surrounding wildlife conservation while developing the skills to identify, monitor and manage wild animals and their habitats. You will graduate with a range of transferable skills, enabling you to work in the diverse field of wildlife conservation in the UK and overseas.

UCAS code: D447 BSc/WildC (Full Time) 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 fees and funding section.


Why choose this course?

This degree will give you the opportunity to learn through practical experience and develop a strong understanding of essential aspects such as animal biology, wildlife surveying and habitat management principles. You will be able to carry out your own personal piece of wildlife research, all the while gaining skills to enable you to work in the diverse field of wildlife conservation in the UK and abroad.

  • You will be taught at Brackenhurst campus, which is the ideal rural environment for studying wildlife conservation. With easy access to Nottingham city centre you get the best of both worlds.
  • You will take part in a residential overseas field course (currently to Spain) during your second year. This will enable you to study wildlife in a range of habitats. The field course includes studies on:
    • habitat preferences of wild boar
    • optimal foraging in greater flamingos
    • the relationship between song complexity and territory size in birds.
  • There is the opportunity to go on a further optional field course to Mankwe Wildlife Reserve, South Africa in your final year.
  • You can choose to take part in our International Exchange programme and study abroad for part of your course.
  • 100% of students are satisfied with this course (National Student Survey 2015).
  • You'll learn from our expert staff who have recently had pieces of work featured on ITV's Nature Nuts and in The Conversation .
  • Research undertaken in your final year is often used by conservation organisations.
  • No extra cost: included in your course fee are any compulsory UK and overseas field trips*.
  • You'll be in great company - David Attenborough was awarded an honorary degree from NTU in 2010.

Want to know more?

*A nominal fee of less than £50 is required for UK residential field trips. Flights for overseas field trips are not included. Field trip costs for optional modules are subsidised, please ask for further details.