Aberystwyth University

301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Wildlife Conservation (with integrated year in industry)

In an era of unprecedented global change, the need to conserve biodiversity has come to the forefront of both research and policy. Global biodiversity is facing a range of emerging threats, including climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation, and the introduction of invasive species. If you are interested in taking a holistic approach that covers all aspects of wildlife conservation and at the same time exploring background scientific knowledge and ecological concepts applied to the conservation of endangered flora, fauna and habitats then this is the course for you. The University is ranked top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). As student you will enjoy the unrivalled wildlife and countryside: Aberystwyth is a stone’s throw away from many internationally recognised habitats, including UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, two RAMSAR wetlands, two marine special areas of conservation, two National Nature reserves, several sites of special scientific interests to name but a few, providing you with fabulous fieldwork and recreational opportunities. The integrated year in industry will allow you to undertake a work experience placement which will give you a head start in this industry upon graduation. However, if you don't find placement, don't worry as you can move to its sister course C183. Studying this degree will allow you to explore the political, financial and social forces that underlie wildlife conservation and environmental management. You will be taught by academics who work closely with conservation bodies to inform and advise best-practice conservation, management and policy. They also carry out practical work in the landscape around Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth University is research active and we innovate our teaching with the latest research findings. Upon successful completion of this degree, students on this course could enter several organisations involved in conservation biology or general environmental management, such as: + Natural Resources Wales; + Wildlife Trusts; + The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; + RSPB; + National Trust; + The Environment Agency; + Local authority departments; + NGOs; This course also permits students to undertake further research studying on any of our MSc, PhD and PGCE courses.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich including industrial placement
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • International Year 1 £15,000