BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science

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Course code D327

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Course code D327

Key course details

Location Ambleside
Duration Full-time, 3 Years, Full-time, 4 Years
Start date September 2018
Entry Requirements

Learn to protect the future of animals and their habitats on a course where the Lake District – one of the UK’s oldest national parks - is your outdoor classroom.

Learning and living in this inspiring environment, you’ll be discovering 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

You’ll 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.

  • We’re the only UK university with a campus within a national park
  • Learn and study conservation where it happens
  • 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
  • Flexible modules to shape your course towards your intended career path
  • Conduct your own research but you can also get involved in our scientific studies
  • Opportunity to go on an international field trip to learn about conservation issues in the developing world (currently in West Africa)

Our course is designed by experts, who are well-known in the research of animal conservation science.

So, if you want a successful career in wildlife conservation, this course will teach you everything you need to become a professional in the field.

Course study options

We also offer this course with an integrated foundation year - follow the link below for more information.

Integrated Foundation Year