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BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology & Conservation

For 2018 start

Cornwall College Newquay LEVEL: 6 Wildlife Conservation & Zoology

This degree equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work within the field of conservation. There is an emphasis on practical application using both national and international examples, and utilising field specialists within the institute and externally as guest speakers to discuss current issues and research in conservation.

Modules cover a range of subjects from anatomy and physiology to specific animal behaviour and population management. A range of optional modules in the second and third years allows you to personalise your degree programme.

The programme is delivered at Cornwall College Newquay with a range of lectures, workshops, seminars, laboratory and field-based practical sessions. There will be some modules taught in situ utilising the surrounding environment, for example habitat and wildlife surveys within the first year Fieldwork module. These will involve a mix of day or residential field trips to develop
and apply survey techniques in the field.

Your work will be assessed in a variety of ways including presentations, reports, management plans, practical assessments and examinations. Assessment strategies will vary across modules to allow you to develop a range of skills appropriate for collecting, synthesising and reporting findings in zoology and conservation, and will reflect those skills required by employers in the sector.

 

Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– Biological Science Research Masters at Newquay
– PGCE or CertEd at Camborne, St Austell, Duchy Rosewarne and Duchy Stoke
– MSc Zoo Conservation Biology at Plymouth University
– MSc Sustainable Environmental Management at Plymouth University
– MSc Conservation & Biodiversity at the University of Exeter
– MSc Conservation Science & Policy at the University of Exeter

 

Possible Careers 

Working within organisations such as Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Woodlands Trust, Natural England or the Environment Agency as:
– Communications or Education Officer
– Wildlife or Development Officer
– Community Engagement Officer
– Wildlife or Reserve Warden
– Project Officer or Manager
– Advisor or Consultant Ecologist
– Environment Officer or Research Technician

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: 0V47
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
Entry Requirements

80 UCAS points (56 from A2 Level, to include a science subject). Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, maths and science.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award
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COURSE MODULES

Indicative Module Year 1

  • Hygiene, Health & Welfare of Captive Animals
  • Introduction to Zoology
  • Fieldwork
  • Animals & their Environment
  • Diversity, Classification & Evolution
  • Key Professional Skills

Indicative Module Year 2

  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Population Genetics & Community Ecology
  • Zoological Conservation in Practice
  • Biosecurity & Invasive Species
  • Research Methods & GIS for Zoology
Options (choose one)
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Marine Vertebrate Biology & Conservation
  • Primate Behaviour & Conservation
  • Advanced Ecology & Survey Techniques
Optional placement year before beginning Year 3

Indicative Module Year 3

  • Honours Project
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Conservation Project Management
  • Application of Zoology
Options (choose one)
  • Zoology & Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Monitoring Marine Ecosystems
  • Wildlife Conservation

*Modules are subject to change and availability

COURSE OFFERINGS

BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology & Conservation

Start Date

03-09-2018

Campus

Newquay

Duration

3 years full-time



*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

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