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Environmental Conservation Degree Courses

If you’re passionate about the environment, conservation and wildlife, our Environmental Conservation degree-level courses, with full and part-time options, will be ideal for you.

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You will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of topics, from ecology, ecosystems, habitats, species, wildlife conservation and ecological principles to policy and legislation and global issues. You’ll also look at threats to the natural world and biodiversity and methods to counter them.

With the expert guidance of our experienced lecturers, you’ll develop skills in research, data gathering and analysis, surveying, and project management.

You’ll also benefit from highly relevant work experience placements, and from lecture visits from leaders in the environmental and conservation fields.

Enjoy being outdoors?

Our historic parkland setting provides plenty of scope for you to gain practical skills too. So, if you enjoy hands-on work and being outdoors, you’ll certainly appreciate the time spent outside.

Great career choices

With your Environmental Conservation degree, you’ll be equipped with the starting blocks for a wide range of roles, including education, research, or consultancy, or as an estate worker, warden, ranger, analyst, or advisor.

Check out our four Environmental Conservation degree programmes to find the one to suit you.

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Student Profiles

Samuel Caswell - BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Conservation Management student at UCBB

Samuel Caswell - BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Conservation Management (Top Up)

“UCBB gave me the confidence, experience and skills I needed to progress into a role that I love.”

BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Conservation Management graduate Samuel loved the scale of the UCBB campus and having close access to the woodland. He found the small group size and numerous visits and trips that provided exposure to industry experts invaluable.

During his time at UCBB, Samuel volunteered with the RSPB and other wildlife charities, which informed his dissertation on the common scoter. He is now putting these experiences to good use working as an Assistant Ornithologist at WSP in Bristol.

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Meet your tutors

Chris Scott - Programme Leader for Environmental Conservation at University Centre Bishop Burton

Chris Scott

Environmental Conservation Programme Leader

Chris has a wealth of experience which he has used to develop the range of Environmental Conservation programmes at UCBB.

Working towards a masters degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Chris has worked extensively with conservation groups and other voluntary sector organisations, such as The Conservation Volunteers and Hull CVS. He is currently involved in national research projects focused on bio-diversity and sustainability, that students get the opportunity to participate in.

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