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
Hygiene, Health & Welfare of Captive Animals
Fundamentals of Biology
Field Survey Techniques
Animals & their Environment
Diversity, Classification & Evolution
Key Professional Skills
Indicative Modules Year 2:
Vertebrate Zoology & Conservation
Population Genetics & Community Ecology
Zoological Conservation in Practice
Global Conservation Issues
Research Methods & GIS for Zoology
Options (choose one)
Marine Vertebrate Biology & Conservation
Primate Behaviour & Conservation
Advanced Ecology & Survey Techniques
Indicative Module Year 3:
Indicative Modules Year 4:
Conservation Project Management
Applications of Zoology
Options (choose one)
Zoology & Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems
Monitoring Marine Ecosystems
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.