Why study BSc (Hons) Ecology & Wildlife Conservation at BU?
- Learn from expert academics, professional practitioners and guest speakers who will guide you through the wider social and legal context in which ecological conservation operates
- Gain practical experience with opportunities for fieldwork in a fantastic variety of local habitats including forests, meadows, heaths and maritime environments
- Undertake a 5-week placement in your first year as well as an additional 5-week or 30-week placement in your third year
- Select subjects that match your personal passions and ambitions as the course has a wide range of options units
- Engage in our many staff research collaborations with conservation organisation and be part of a thriving network of staff, students and professional practitioners working together for wildlife conservation
- 93% of graduates felt academic staff on this course were good at explaining things and you'll be career-ready with 95% of our graduates in employment or further education after 15 months.
For September 2022 entry: in order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.
This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page towards the end of 2022 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.
Work on real-life projects
Our students work in partnership with our staff to co-create featured projects, collaborating with professional practitioners and participating in individual placement opportunities. Take a look at our Co-creating Science webpage to find out about the exciting projects, work placements and final year dissertations our students get involved in, including moose behaviour in Norway, Madagascan rainforests, and chimpanzees in Tanzania to name just a few.
See what it's like to study on this course
Next start date:
September 2022, September 2023
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years with two 5-week placements, or 4 years with one 5-week placement and a minimum 30-week placement. Foundation year: 4 years with two 5-week placements or 5 years with one 5-week placement and a minimum 30-week placement.
All subjects considered
For September 2022 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points from 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our full entry requirements.