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FdSc Zoology with Ecology and Conservation

Level 5

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Key Info

Learning Area   Wildlife Conservation & Zoology
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   Spread over upto 5 days per week for 2 years
Institution Code   C78
Course Code   12027-NQY,12027-NQY-22


Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Cornwall College Newquay
Start Date   12/09/2022


Course Type   University
Location   Cornwall College Newquay
Start Date   26/09/2022
UCAS Code   ZOCO

Do you have the passion and potential to study one of our university-level programmes, but not the necessary qualifications to start?

Our Science Gateway course is the perfect solution.

Whether you are returning to education or your results weren’t quite what you hoped for, the Science Gateway provides a high-quality route into the large range of science foundation degree (FdSc) programmes at Cornwall College Newquay.

By completing the additional one-year Gateway programme first, you’ll be prepared to succeed on a foundation degree in a number of ways.

It’ll help to develop your knowledge of core underpinning scientific concepts, as well as subject knowledge specifically related to your chosen subject area.

With our focus on building practical skills; you’ll gain confidence and competence in both the laboratory and fieldwork. Alongside this, the development of your academic study skills will help to boost your research competencies and overall employability.

Find more info on the Science Gateway at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/science-gateway/

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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.

  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.

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# zoology # conservation # animals # ecology # wildlife # nature # environment # habitat # ranger # ecologist # FdScZoology

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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