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BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology and Conservation

Level 6

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Key Info

Learning Area   Wildlife Conservation & Zoology
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   3 years
Institution Code   C78

Dates & Locations

Location   Cornwall College Newquay
Start Date   13/09/2021
UCAS Code   0V47


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.

  What You Will Learn

Indicative Module Year 1:

Fundamentals of Biology
Diversity, Classification and Evolution
Health and Welfare of Animals
Key Professional Skills
Field Survey Techniques
Animals and their Environment

Indicative Module Year 2:

Core:
Vertebrate Zoology & Conservation
Population Genetics and Community Ecology
Global Conservation Issues
Zoological Conservation in Practice
Research Methods and GIS for Zoology

Optional:
Behavioural Ecology
Primate Behaviour and Conservation
Marine Vertebrate Biology and Conservation
Advanced Ecology and Survey Techniques

Indicative Module Year 3:

Core:
Honours Project
Conservation Project Management
Conservation Genetics
Application of Zoology

Optional:
Zoology and Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems
Wildlife Conservation
Monitoring Marine Ecosystems







  Entry Requirements

80 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 56 points must be at A2-level science subjects) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - MMP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

  Assessment

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.

  Progression

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

- PGCE or CertEd at Camborne, St Austell, Duchy Rosewarne and Duchy Stoke
- MSc Zoo Conservation Biology at University of Plymouth
- MSc Sustainable Environmental Management at University of Plymouth
- 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

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