B.Sc. Wildlife Conservation with Year in Professional Practice (Hons)

University of Kent
In Canterbury (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Canterbury (England)

The BSc in Wildlife Conservation with Year in Professional Practice (Hons) from the University of Kent provides comprehensive training in natural science aspects of conservation (including genetics, ecology, wildlife management and species reintroductions) together with training in the human dimensions of conservation (for example, environmental economics, international biodiversity regulation, the politics of climate change and work with rural communities).

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Where and when

Starts Location
01 September 2016
CT2 7PE, Kent, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Climate Change
IT Management
Skills and Training

Course programme

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • Skills for Anthropology and Conservation
  • Survey and Monitoring for Biodiversity
  • Economic and Environmental Systems
  • Biodiversity
  • Skills for Wildlife Conservation and Management
  • The Green Planet

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • Conceptual Frameworks in Conservation Science
  • Skills for Conservation Biologists (Field trip)
  • Conservation Social Science: Methods and Research Design
  • Spatial Analysis: Principles and Methods
Year in industry

The year in professional practice involves a minimum of 24 weeks spent on placement at one or more organisations whose work is relevant to your degree programme.

During the placement you will work under the direction of a designated line manager within the host organisation, with additional support from the University via a named member of academic staff.

You will be working on one or more tasks that are agreed in advance, for example, you may contribute to a management plan, a policy report, a consultation process, a piece of applied research, or development of a set of educational materials.

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • Contemporary Conservation Science
  • Research Project
  • Practical Guiding and Interpretation
  • Conservation and Communities
  • Species Conservation
  • Global Biodiversity
  • Kent Student Certificate for Volunteering, Platinum Award
  • Climate Change and Conservation
  • Evolutionary Genetics and Conservation
  • Human Ecology
  • Primate Behaviour and Ecology
  • Comparative Perspectives in Primate Biology
  • Environmental Law I
  • Human Wildlife Conflict and Resource Competition
  • Creative Conservation
  • Tropical Ecology and Conservation
  • Professional Placements