The foundation course is designed for applicants who do not meet the admissions criteria for the Natural History degree. You’ll start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your scientific skills and knowledge. Following successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the first year of the BSc (Hons) Natural History. Through the study of habitats and environments, you will learn to identify animal behaviour and ecological interactions. Complementing these areas are modules on digital photography and filmmaking, allowing you to record and communicate the wonders of the natural world that you will experience during the course. You’ll explore the diversity of life, wildlife management for conservation, animal biology, geo-sciences and environmental survey skills. The optional expedition to Botswana offers the exciting opportunity to look at the ecology of wildlife and of the Mashatu region, plus you’ll learn tracking skills and 4x4 driving. Wildlife photography and film making is another exciting part of the course. You’ll gain skills in still photography and film production.