Develop students’ interest, knowledge and understanding of the behaviour of animals in their natural environments. Enable students to use the knowledge of the behaviour and biology of animals in order to effect the protection and conservation of species and their habitats. Develop practical skills in species and habitat survey alongside techniques in behavioural observation to prepare students for employment. The emphasis will be on wildlife species and their conservation in the UK, with field visits and residential fieldwork integral to the course. There will also be opportunities to study more exotic species through participation in international field courses and engagement with zoos, aquaria and wildlife parks.