This course combines the scientific principles of animal function and behaviour with conservation biology. You will acquire sound knowledge of the ecological processes and theories surrounding wildlife conservation while developing the skills to identify, monitor and manage wild animals and their habitats. You will graduate with a range of transferable skills, enabling you to work in the diverse field of wildlife conservation in the UK and overseas.
Why choose this course?
This degree will give you the opportunity to learn through practical experience and develop a strong understanding of essential aspects such as animal biology, wildlife surveying and habitat management principles. You will be able to carry out your own personal piece of wildlife research, all the while gaining skills to enable you to work in the diverse field of wildlife conservation in the UK and abroad.
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 will take part in a residential overseas field course to Spain during your second year. This will enable you to study wildlife in a range of habitats. The field course includes studies on:
estimating the presence of brown bears
sampling the population of wolves via howl recordings
using invertebrate sampling to determine water quality
You will also take part in a residential field course in your final year. There is the opportunity to study wildlife in the UK (Pembrokshire) or South Africa (Mankwe Wildlife Reserve). The field courses currently include studies on:
the effect of savannah burning on large mammal diversity
You can choose to take part in our International Exchange programme and study abroad for part of your course.
You'll learn from our expert staff who have recently had pieces of work featured on ITV's Nature Nuts and in The Conversation.
Research undertaken in your final year is often used by conservation organisations.
You'll be in great company