We're the only university to offer a FdSc Integrated Wildlife Conservation foundation degree in partnership with a working zoo, providing you with real-world experience.
Why study integrated wildlife conservation?
By taking a biological approach to studying wildlife conservation, we can get a deeper understanding of our relationship with wildlife and the impact of our actions on it.
Studying conservation at this level gives you a springboard into further study, and a variety of interesting conservation careers.
Why UWE Bristol?
FdSc Integrated Wildlife Conservation is particularly relevant if you're attracted to a career in conservation but haven't considered university before.
You'll get a recognised qualification in wildlife conservation after two years and can take your study to degree level by doing the one-year BSc(Hons) Integrated Wildlife Conservation top-up at UWE Bristol.
Gain the practical skills and knowledge to work in wildlife conservation, and play a positive role in helping to solve our planet's conservation challenges.
Study in Bristol, home to the BBC's world-renowned Natural History Unit, and a recognised hub for environmental organisations and projects.
Gain invaluable experience at Bristol Zoo and where possible, participate in diverse conservation projects and fieldwork both in the UK and overseas.
We encourage you to apply for volunteering roles in the holidays, to add extra weight to your CV.
We are pleased to inform you that Bristol Zoo Gardens plans to expand as they move to their Wild Place in the next few years. This relocation will enable their team to develop future facing wildlife conservation projects and education facilities. This puts UWE Bristol in the unique position of being co-creators of this state-of-the-art facility, providing exciting new opportunities for you as a wildlife conservation student.
Where can it take me?
This course is excellent preparation for local, national and international careers in conservation.
Around 90 percent of our graduates continue to do their full BSc(Hons) degree in Integrated Wildlife Conservation. This allows you to study a range of contemporary topics in depth, including Primate Conservation, Wildlife Film and Media, and Science Communication, while developing your research skills through your research project.