BSc (Hons)

Wildlife Conservation and Management (final year top-up)

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  • UCAS code(s): C184 / C185
  • Level(s) of study: Undergraduate
  • Study mode(s): Full-time / Sandwich
  • Location: Brackenhurst Campus
  • Starting: October 2018
  • Course duration: One year full-time, two years with a placement

This course is designed as a progression route for Foundation degree graduates who wish to progress to a BSc (Hons) qualification. It is a one year full-time course with content driven by the need for graduate-level skills in the wildlife conservation sector.

Why choose this course?

  • 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'll have the option to embark on a work placement to gain valuable sector experience.
  • You'll learn from our expert staff who have had pieces of work featured on ITV's Nature Nuts and in The Conversation.
  • You'll be in great company – David Attenborough was awarded an honorary degree from NTU in 2010.

What you'll study

This course reflects the diverse nature of the wildlife conservation sector and will provide you with knowledge and understanding across various disciplines. Study areas include:

  • ecological survey and assessment
  • nature reserve and species management
  • visitor management and education.

You will learn through practical experiences, allowing you to gain the skills needed to work in the diverse field of wildlife conservation in the UK and abroad.

  • Year One

    Wildlife Research Project

    Work on an original project of your choice in conjunction with relevant industry contacts. Focus on your own area of interest within wildlife conservation. With the aid of a nominated supervisor, the project gives you engagement with current sector issues and enterprises.

    Conservation Project Management

    Develop skills in project management and critically evaluate the methods by which projects can be managed. You will work as part of a project team on a live integrated management project for the conservation industry.

    Wildlife Conflicts and Resolution

    Discuss and critically analyse topical issues relating to wildlife conservation. You will develop an understanding of the importance of ethical theories and scientific method in formulating your views.

    You'll also chose one of the following optional pathways:

    Wildlife Pathway

    • Introduction to Ecological Consultancy
    • Wildlife Management

    Environment Pathway

    • Global Agriculture and Food Security
    • Environmental Politics, Issues and Ethics

Course specification

View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

Careers and employability

Your future career

This course will enable you to embark upon a professionally recognised occupation in the area of wildlife conservation.

Our graduates have gone on to work in roles such as:

  • conservationist
  • ecologist
  • ecological consultant
  • environmental officer
  • field biologist
  • project ecologist
  • ranger
  • species officer
  • warden
  • wildlife advisory roles in South Africa
  • wildlife researcher
  • zoo keeper

Our graduates work for companies such as:

  • Natural England
  • the National Trust
  • RSPB
  • local and county councils
  • ecological consultancies
  • various zoos and wildlife parks such as Longleat Safari Park and Mankwe Wildlife Reserve, South Africa.

There is a wealth of wildlife living on the Brackenhurst Campus including hedgehogs, bats, great crested newts and various species of birds. You'll use the campus as an outdoor classroom and gain a wealth of valuable skills.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • To have successfully completed the FdSc Wildlife Conservation or FdSc Wildlife Conservation: Countryside Management, or an equivalent foundation degree in a wildlife or countryside conservation-related subject.

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations.

If you are unsure whether the qualifications you have, or are currently studying for, meet the minimum entry requirements for this course, please contact us before submitting an application through UCAS.

The UCAS Tariff

We've created a UCAS Tariff calculator to help you work out how many UCAS points your qualifications relate to.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Writing your application and personal statement

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. So include all of your qualifications and grades, including resits or predicted grades.

Your personal statement is a really important part of your application. It’s your chance to convince us why we should offer you a place! You’ve got 4,000 characters to impress us. Make sure you use them to show how your skills and qualities are relevant to the course(s) you’re applying for. For more hints and tips, take a look at our page on how to write a good personal statement.

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You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page. Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year. If you are applying to more than one UK university you must apply through UCAS.

Apply as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

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Keeping up-to-date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Further information on how to apply

Need help with your application?
For admissions related enquiries please contact us:
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4200

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

What do the course fees cover?

Mandatory costs for the course are covered in the course fee. In addition, most study modules will recommend one or more core textbooks, which most students choose to purchase. Book costs vary between courses and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. A good supply of these essential textbooks are available in the University libraries which students can easily borrow or access directly whilst studying in the library.

You will be charged a maximum of £60 for any compulsory residential trips in the UK which will cover travel, accommodation and entrance fees where applicable.  There will be a maximum charge of £300 for overseas residential fieldwork that is compulsory to your course. Non-residential day excursions are included in the tuition fee and other non-compulsory opportunities, in the UK and abroad, may also be offered, and these will be charged at additional cost to students. A valid passport and any associated visas will also be required for field trips outside of the UK.

Students will be expected to pay for accommodation, travel and living costs whilst on placement.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

International fees and scholarships

For information on international and EU fees and advice on how to pay, please visit our international fees page.

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University. For details and an application form please visit our international scholarships information.

What do the course fees cover?

Mandatory costs for the course are covered in the course fee. In addition, most study modules will recommend one or more core textbooks, which most students choose to purchase. Book costs vary between courses and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. A good supply of these essential textbooks are available in the University libraries which students can easily borrow or access directly whilst studying in the library.

You will be charged a maximum of £60 for any compulsory residential trips in the UK which will cover travel, accommodation and entrance fees where applicable.  There will be a maximum charge of £300 for overseas residential fieldwork that is compulsory to your course. Non-residential day excursions are included in the tuition fee and other non-compulsory opportunities, in the UK and abroad, may also be offered, and these will be charged at additional cost to students. A valid passport and any associated visas will also be required for field trips outside of the UK.

Students will be expected to pay for accommodation, travel and living costs whilst on placement.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

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