Course: FdSc Wildlife and Conservation Management

Department: Countryside and Environmental Studies

Type: Degree

Duration: Two or three years

The Programme

This course is aimed at those wishing to pursue careers within the conservation sector. Students will develop their ability to strike a sustainable balance in the management of habitats for wildlife and people to effectively engage stakeholders in the natural world for the benefit of biodiversity and people. Practical species identification and field reserch skills will also be developed.

What You Study

  • Flora and fauna identification
  • British wildlife
  • Wildlife management
  • UK conservation - history, structure, current and future trends
  • Habitat management
  • Access, education and interpretation
  • Geographical information systems
  • Research skills.

How To Apply

Application for the full-time course is through UCAS using code D444 and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have 48 UCAS points at A-Level or a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent. They must also have GCSE English at grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification.

Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

David Ware

FdSc Wildlife and Conservation Management

David previously worked for the Ministry of Defence as a cartographer, drawing charts of the world’s oceans. He later moved into marketing and business management with the Met Office, then worked in a similar capacity for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He left to pursue a career working outdoors.