BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology (with placement)

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Course code C151

Key course details

Location Ambleside
Duration Full-time, 4 Years, Part-time, 8 Years
Start date September 2017, 2018
Entry Requirements

If you've always been concerned and want to study more about the threats to our environment, then we are here to give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. It's more important than ever to have professionals who can manage the conservation of species and ecosystems, so we want to help you become the best you can in this vital field.

What better place to study than in Ambleside surrounded by the idyllic landscapes of the iconic Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You'll love learning at our National School of Forestry, which offers access to over 100 hectares of Cumbrian countryside encompassing a wide range of diverse habitats. In addition, your second year will see you travel to West Africa or India to explore even more environments. We give you real-world assignments that allow you to learn actively on location, preparing your skills to impress future employers. With highly dedicated tutors who are fully involved in what they teach, we can provide you with everything you need to study conservation biology, opening up your career options.

Our course offers a four year 'sandwich-route mode' of study, which will allow you the opportunity to undertake a one year placement between your second and third year. You'll get the real-world experience you need to put your studies into focus, as well as understand how your degree can help you in gaining a career. 

Special offer for 2017

Students starting the course in September 2017 will receive a complimentary First Aid Upskill course.

If you accept your place by 31 July 2017, we can also offer you a guaranteed place in University of Cumbria owned or partnered accommodation.

Free First Aid course

Guaranteed accommodation

Course study options

We also offer this course without a sandwich placement or with an integrated foundation year - click the buttons for more information.

Standard course option

Integrated Foundation Year