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BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology & Conservation (including sandwich year)

Level 5

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Key Info

Learning Area   Wildlife Conservation & Zoology
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   4 Year
Institution Code   C78


Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Cornwall College Newquay
Start Date   13/09/2021
UCAS Code   3Y62

The BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology and Conservation is a full-time four year programme designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work within the field of conservation.

Modules cover a range of subjects from anatomy and physiology to behaviour and population/habitat management.

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 zoological conservation.

The placement year will take place between years 2 and 3, requiring a total of 26 weeks on placement with either a single or multiple relevant employers/organisations. During the placement year you will need to conduct an independent research project and will be supported in the lead up to the placement and throughout by a placement year supervisor. The research conducted as part of the placement year project cannot be used for the Honours Project in Year 3.

  What You Will Learn

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:

Core
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

Indicative Module Year 3:

Placement Project

Indicative Module Year 4:

Honours Projects
Conservation Genetics
Conservation Project Management
Applications of Zoology

Options (choose one)
Zoology & Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems
Monitoring Marine Ecosystems
Wildlife Conservation

  Entry Requirements

80 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) 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.

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# Zoology # Conservation # Degree # Zoo # Newquay # Cornwall

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.

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