Ecology and Wildlife Conservation (with Foundation Year option) BSc (Hons)

Why study BSc (Hons) Ecology & Wildlife Conservation at BU?

  • Learn from expert academics, professional practitioners and guest speakers who will guide you through the wider social and legal context in which ecological conservation operates.
  • Gain practical experience with opportunities for fieldwork in a fantastic variety of local habitats including forests, meadows, heaths and maritime environments.
  • Undertake a 5-week placement in your first year as well as an additional 5-week or 30-week placement in your third year.
  • Select subjects that match your personal passions and ambitions as the course has a wide range of options units.
  • Engage in our many staff research collaborations with conservation organisation.
  • Be part of a thriving network of staff, students and professional practitioners working together for wildlife conservation.  

There’s a growing demand for professionals with skills in wildlife protection, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management. This course will give you a solid scientific grounding in the science of ecology and how it can be used to conserve species.

Work on real-life projects

Our students work in partnership with our staff to co-create featured projects, collaborating with professional practitioners and participating in individual placement opportunities. Take a look at our Co-creating Science webpage to find out about the exciting projects, work placements and final year dissertations our students get involved in, including moose behaviour in Norway, Madagascan rainforests, and chimpanzees in Tanzania to name just a few.  

Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
CD14/CD15 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. We will consider all subjects but not accept General Studies.

Foundation Year entry requirements for September 2021 and September 2022: 48-72 UCAS tariff points.

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