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FdSc Zoology with Ecology and Conservation degree

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LOCATION & START DATE
Newquay University Centre Cornwall College - 17 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 5 Levels Explained
DURATION
Spread over upto 5 days per week for 2 years
LEARNING AREA
Wildlife Conservation & Zoology Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time
Newquay University Centre

FdSc Zoology with Ecology and Conservation degree

Zoology students at Newquay holding a chameleon Globally we are thinking more than ever about our natural world, the world has moved on from the traditional thinking of zoology, where habitats and species exist in almost isolated units, to more progressive thinking of ecosystems operating with both animal and habitat reliant on the other.

This course is designed for those students that want to progress into employment within ecology and conservation - whether it is working as an ecologist on conservation programmes in the UK or abroad or working in Ecological Consultancy. The first stage sets students with the basics in ecological theory, survey techniques, statistics and scientific report writing.

Stage two allows the students to follow one of two pathways, either specialising more on UK-based conservation and ecology or taking a more global conservation focus, with the optional modules of One Plan Conservation and Global Conservation Issues.

This course is also offered with a Science Gateway option if you would like to study FdSc Zoology with Ecology and Conservation but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so. Click here to find out more - https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/courses/fdsc-zoology-with-ecology-and-conservation-with-science-gateway/  

What you will learn

(Note there is some flexibility in order or modules studied, in addition some module titles and content may change.)

First year modules include:
- Skills for Scientific Success
- Fundamentals of Ecology
- Diversity of Life
- Wildlife Survey Techniques
- Expedition techniques
- Animal Ecophysiology

Second year modules Include:
- Ecological Conservation in Practice
- GIS for Conservation
- Population and Community Ecology
- Individual Research Project
- Global Conservation Issues (optional)
- One Plan Conservation (optional)
- Protected Species Survey (optional)
- Ecological Restoration: Applications and Management (optional)

Entry requirements

64 UCAS Points in scientific subjects at Level 3;

Cs/4-5s at GCSE in English, Maths and Science.

If not in English and Maths then Level 2 Functional Skills in Literacy and Numeracy.

Work experience

100 hours

Assessment

Mixture of coursework, practical assesment and exams

Progression

Level 6 top-up degree course, for example BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology or BSc Environmental Resource Managment.
Employment.

Newquay University Centre Cornwall College

Newquay University Centre Cornwall College

Newquay University Centre Cornwall College is a small but vibrant campus specialising in university level courses focussing on the environment. For over 20 years, we have inspired hundreds of students to make that all-important difference, using their passion as a guide. Our dedicated higher education campus is home to the marine science, zoology and surf stars of the future.

Championing #generationrestoration, this campus may be small, but its students and staff have a big impact on our planet and its future wellbeing. Likeminded individuals come together to undertake international, award-winning research, meaning when their incredible time at Newquay is done, they move onto fantastic and important careers.

It’s why you should definitely consider Newquay University Centre Cornwall College for your #careercollege experience.


(Note there is some flexibility in order or modules studied, in addition some module titles and content may change.)

First year modules include:
- Skills for Scientific Success
- Fundamentals of Ecology
- Diversity of Life
- Wildlife Survey Techniques
- Expedition techniques
- Animal Ecophysiology

Second year modules Include:
- Ecological Conservation in Practice
- GIS for Conservation
- Population and Community Ecology
- Individual Research Project
- Global Conservation Issues (optional)
- One Plan Conservation (optional)
- Protected Species Survey (optional)
- Ecological Restoration: Applications and Management (optional)

64 UCAS Points in scientific subjects at Level 3;

Cs/4-5s at GCSE in English, Maths and Science.

If not in English and Maths then Level 2 Functional Skills in Literacy and Numeracy.

100 hours

Mixture of coursework, practical assesment and exams

Level 6 top-up degree course, for example BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology or BSc Environmental Resource Managment. Employment.

Newquay University Centre Cornwall College

Newquay University Centre Cornwall College

Newquay University Centre Cornwall College is a small but vibrant campus specialising in university level courses focussing on the environment. For over 20 years, we have inspired hundreds of students to make that all-important difference, using their passion as a guide. Our dedicated higher education campus is home to the marine science, zoology and surf stars of the future.

Championing #generationrestoration, this campus may be small, but its students and staff have a big impact on our planet and its future wellbeing. Likeminded individuals come together to undertake international, award-winning research, meaning when their incredible time at Newquay is done, they move onto fantastic and important careers.

It’s why you should definitely consider Newquay University Centre Cornwall College for your #careercollege experience.


Newquay University Centre

Dates & Locations

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  • Location - Newquay University Centre Cornwall College
  • Start Date - 17 September 2024
  • UCAS Code - ZOCO
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