Canterbury Christ Church University - Wildlife, Ecology & Conservation Science with Foundation Year

Canterbury Christ Church University

Wildlife, Ecology & Conservation Science with Foundation Year

The natural world is a complex environment, with rapid change and unforeseen consequences arising from human actions. The ability to understand and act upon these changes is a vital part of our shared sustainable future.

Our course in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science will provide you with the interdisciplinary expertise and applied skills to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing humanity today.   

Our Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science team is comprised of a passionate multi-disciplinary group of experienced academics whose teaching is informed by their research.

It includes experts in small mammal conservation, invasive species, invertebrate specialists and chemical ecologists, as well as those working on whole system analysis and human-wildlife interaction.  

Entry Requirements

GCSE English or IELTS equivalent, GCSE Maths, and 88-112 UCAS points, ideally including at least two grade C at A level in two science subjects, preferably Biology and Chemistry .

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course

Career Prospects

As a graduate from Canterbury Christ Church University, a wide range of exciting and satisfying careers in environmental consultancy, conservation non-governmental organisations and governmental agencies are available, all focused on the betterment of the planet and our relationship with it.

Alternatively, you may wish to progress on to a Masters or PhD. Our recent alumni have gone on to do research in Hawaii and work as environmental consultants

Course Details

You will be taught through a combination of blended learning with workshops, field visits and trips, laboratory practicals and seminars.

Workshops will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures. In addition, you will meet with your Personal Academic Tutor at least once each semester, but you are encouraged to arrange additional meetings as required.

You will use industry-standard software. You will also have access to specialist facilities and equipment throughout your course.

In the final year, you will conduct an independent research project that can cater to your particular interests and skills development. You will be supervised by a member of our academic team and guided in undertaking independent research, data analysis and presentation of your results. Depending on the topic of your project, you may also have the opportunity to collaborate with an industry partner on an industry-relevant research project.

Your actual contact hours depend on the option modules you select.

Level 0 modules:

Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Chemistry
Science Skills
Advancing Chemistry
Introduction to Global Environments
Advancing Biology
Level 4:

Statistics and Introduction to R Software
Natural Environments
Human Environments
Chemistry for Life and Environmental Science
Diversity, Evolution and Ecology
GIS and Remote Sensing
Level 5:

Global Sustainable Economic Systems
Applied GIS
Soils, Plants and Environment
Animal Behavioural Ecology
Principles of Conservation
Optional modules at Level 5:

Work Placement
Field to Work: Farming Systems and food production
Level 6:

Honours Project in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science (40 credits)
Animal Conservation and Husbandry
Climate Change: Impacts and Policy
Global Geopolitics and Environmental Sustainability
Plant Conservation Science

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