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
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:
Vertebrate Zoology & Conservation
Population Genetics and Community Ecology
Global Conservation Issues
Zoological Conservation in Practice
Research Methods and GIS for Zoology
Primate Behaviour and Conservation
Marine Vertebrate Biology and Conservation
Advanced Ecology and Survey Techniques
Indicative Module Year 3:
Conservation Project Management
Application of Zoology
Zoology and Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems
Monitoring Marine Ecosystems
- 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
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
How to Apply
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. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.