BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science

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Course code D327

Key course details

Location Ambleside
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2018
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Learn to protect the future of animals and their habitats on our BSc Animal Conservation Science, where the Lake District – one of the UK’s oldest national parks - is your outdoor classroom.

Our course has been designed by experts, renowned for their research in animal conservation science.

And, we've based it in Ambleside so that you fully benefit from learning and living in this inspiring environment. You'll discover many of the UK’s most iconic and endangered wildlife, diverse habitats, ecosystems and important conservation sites with hands-on research opportunities throughout your studies here.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

Live, study and research surrounded by rare and endangered species – including ospreys, freshwater pearl mussels, red squirrels and Atlantic salmon - a diverse range of ecosystems and habitats, including Atlantic oak forests (Britain’s own rainforest).

Plus, our strong links with animal and wildlife conservation organisations in the UK and abroad, provide you with excellent work placements, volunteering opportunities and job prospects.

You'll be based on campus, close to the shores of Windermere, in the Lake District - now a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and along with the all the idyllic landscapes the area has to offer, you'll have access to excellent facilities, including modern student spaces and even a climbing wall.

  • We’re the only UK university with a campus within a national park
  • The Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas (CNPPA) is based on our Ambleside campus and the research it produces will enhance your learning
  • Use cutting edge technology, including species monitoring using environmental DNA analysis and digital mapping technologies – key skills desired by employers
  • Access to new laboratories and excellent up-to-date equipment – including 60 camera traps
  • Opportunities to work alongside organisations, such as Cumbria Wildlife Trust
  • Taught by tutors involved in international research, which informs your learning
  • Academic tutors have years of practical experience working in the field and they will bring their invaluable first-hand experience to their teaching
  • Flexible modules enable you to shape our course towards your intended career path
  • Conduct your own research and also get involved in our scientific studies at the university
  • Opportunity to go on an international field trip to learn about conservation issues in the developing world (currently in West Africa)

So, if you want a start a successful career in wildlife conservation, our course will teach you everything you need to earn a great degree and become a professional in the field.

Many of our full-time programmes can be studied over a longer period on a part-time basis. Please contact the course enquiries team for further details.

Course study options

We also offer this course with an integrated foundation year or a year-long placement.

Foundation option

Placement option

Graduate destinations

You'll have the skills and knowledge to work in any field concerning conservation, with previous students going on to work with the Wildlife Trust, Chester Zoo, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and many more. You might also wish to continue your education through postgraduate study, including MSc and PhD courses.