During the course you will develop your knowledge of ecology, genetics, evolution, animal behaviour and environmental sustainability and apply this knowledge to develop practical solutions to conservation problems and conservation practice. You will also develop practical skills, such as animal and plant identification, wildlife surveys and conservation technology, recording animal behaviour, creating Habitat Management Plansand Geographical Information Systems (GIS). These are the skills and knowledge you need to work in a professional conservation organisation.
A key feature of this programme is the opportunity it presents to observe wildlife first hand in natural habitats. There are a large number of UK-based fieldtrips throughout the course, as well as an international field trip at level 5, which is currently to Tenerife. You will also have the opportunity to go on an international trip at level 6, which is currently to Costa Rica to study cloud forest and coral reef habitats.
You will also have the opportunity to undertake a short (4 to 6 week) placement and/or 12-month sandwich placement with an organisation in the UK or overseas.