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Wildlife Conservation and Ecology
BSc (Hons) Single
This course is aimed at students who wish to develop a career in wildlife conservation and provides a unique combination of academic study with hands-on training and experience in wildlife, conservation and ecology.
During this course you will be based at Reaseheath College in Years 1 and 2, and based at the University's Chester Campus in Year 3.
Students are taught through a mixture of study both at the University of Chester and in the zoo-licensed facilities at Reaseheath. The course includes specialist modules and practical experience and students will gain skills such as radio tracking, species identification, live trapping techniques, reintroduction to natural habitat and biodiversity.
Work in the field will expand your knowledge of conservation, ecology and wildlife, and there is opportunity for dissertation work in the final year, which allows students to work on relevant unique research projects.
Core modules ensure that students gain a good overview of wildlife conservation and ecology. Optional modules allow you to specialise in your chosen area. These modules are designed to develop essential knowledge and skills.
Modules shift to more research informed study. Students take a core module in Research Methods to help prepare them for their Year 3 research project and to provide valuable research skills.
Students are given the opportunity to undertake a research project of their choice. Final year modules are delivered either at Reaseheath or the University of Chester, depending on module choice.
* optional modules
Assessment is both by coursework and end-of-year examinations. Coursework can include practical reports, essays and presentations. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple choice papers, essays, data handling questions and practical assessments.
The course will prepare you for a wide range of jobs including:
Jobs directly related to your degree:
Jobs where your degree would be useful:
You will be equipped with transferable skills which are valued by employers such as:
If you are studying this course on a combined basis you should look at options with both subjects.
For further information please visit: www.chester.ac.uk/careers
240-280 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent (such as BTEC National/OCR Diploma)
A minimum of 220-260 UCAS points, of which 200-220 points must be obtained from GCE A Levels, including a grade C in one of the subjects recommended by the department. The remaining points may be achieved from GCE AS Levels, or from Level 3 Key Skills.
|GCE A Level:||
The department recommends one of the following subjects:
Science at A2 Level (Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Applied Science) or Animal Care/Management
Access to HE Diploma (Science)
|Irish/Scottish Highers:||B in 4 subjects, including Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology|
International Baccalaureate (26 points, incl. Biology at 5 or above)
|QAA:||QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma (Science), Open College Units or Open University Credits|
Entry requirements are currently under revision. You are advised to check with the University's Registry if in doubt.