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BSc (Hons)

Wildlife Conservation


This course combines strands of countryside management in relation to habitat conservation for UK wildlife with scientific principles of animal function and behaviour. You will acquire sound knowledge of the ecological processes and theories while developing the skills to identify, monitor and manage wild animals and their habitats, enabling you to pursue various career opportunities in the UK and abroad.

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, all the while gaining skills to enable you to work in the diverse field of wildlife conservation in the UK and abroad.

The course combines the scientific principles of animal function and behaviour with conservation biology. You will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to identify, monitor and manage wild animals and their habitats. You will also be able to carry out your own personal piece of wildlife research.

  • No extra cost: included in your course fee are any compulsory UK and overseas field trips*
  • Free electronic access to the core text for each module**
  • Conservation organisations often use research undertaken by NTU students in your final year
  • You will be taught at Brackenhurst campus, which is the ideal environment for studying environmental sciences
  • 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 - previous students have surveyed:
    • small mammals
    • wild boar
    • optimal foraging studies on greater flamingos.

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.
**Via the University library.