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Animal Conservation and Biodiversity, BSc Hons (Hadlow)

This degree is aimed at anyone interested in animal welfare and the conservation of species - preserving precious fauna and flora around the world.

The Animal Conservation and Biodiversity degree is for those who seek employment in animal conservation organisations, ecological consultancies, or research and development roles. Modules focus on wildlife welfare, landscape conservation, animal health and disease, global biodiversity, and breeding management and genetics.

Many graduates go on to study Master's or PhD degrees in their chosen specialism or forge successful careers as conservation scientists, wildlife officers, animal keepers, reserve wardens and ecological consultants.

The course is offered by one of the university's partner colleges: Hadlow College in Kent.

UCAS points

96 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

DC41

Partner college

University Centre Hadlow

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years part-time

Start month

September

Home fees

2021/2022 fees

2021/2022 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Students benefit from using the most up-to-date equipment in the aquaria, pet trade and zoological fields
  • Partnered with The Pet Charity, Pet Industry Federation and Centre of Applied Pet Ethology
  • Benefit from the Hadlow multi-million pound, state-of-the-art Animal Management Centre

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

Entry requirements

96 UCAS points are made up from A Levels, preferably one in a science-based subject, or a Merit gained from a relevant level 3 vocational qualification such as an Extended Diploma. All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science and have spent two years studying at level 3.

Applications from mature students, without the standard entry requirements who have acquired relevant skills and experience are considered on a case by case basis.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

However, as a response to COVID-19 we are currently operating a 'blended model' of teaching and learning (except for distance-learning courses). This means a combination of face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. There is additional support for any students who are unable to attend campus because they are ill or shielding. We'll continue to offer blended learning to all our students, in line with government guidelines, for as long as we are advised to. If government or local authority rules require it, we may be limited to offering online-only learning but will return to blended learning as soon as we are safely able to do so.

You can find out more about how we are supporting our students.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of*:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

At university, you must develop the ability to work more independently than you have done before. In the early stages of the degree, you will receive a higher level of support from module leaders and personal tutors.

Overall workload

Rather than being spread over a whole week, we try and condense our teaching into 2-3 days. This gives you time for other things.

Assessment

On this course, on average, students are assessed by*:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Feedback summary

Assessment feedback on the programme will be delivered through a range of mechanisms depending upon the assessment method. Assessment feedback will be given in a timely manner that adheres to Hadlow College's Assessment Policy, with a four week limit on assessment feedback being given to the students on formal summative assessment.

Dates and timetables

Academic year: September 2019 to June 2020.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 01732 850551 or email enquiries@hadlow.ac.uk

*Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year. You can find more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'what you will study' section.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Part time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees information

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Some courses have additional costs associated with them, such as trips, clothing and materials. Students may also need to purchase some specialist equipment.

For this course, you will need the following:

Full details of costs are provided at interview or can be obtained by contacting the College Information and Recruitment Services. More information.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Work experience is built into all courses (including weekends and holidays) to ensure students develop the necessary employability skills that the industry requires.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

  • Animal Boarding Assistant
  • Pet Shop Assistant
  • Animal Trainer
  • Animal Behaviourist
  • Animal Management Instructor
  • Animal Welfare Inspector
  • RSPCA Inspector
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Animal Conservationist
  • Animal Keeper

Do you provide employability services?

Hadlow College has a dedicated team that will work with you to develop your CV, provide you with interview experience and offer advice on your future career direction. As a University of Greenwich student, you can also benefit from the employability services at the University, including the online resources and one-to-one assistance with placement and employment opportunities, knowledge of job markets, HR selection processes and job applications.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

To help you settle in and enjoy your time with us we offer a range of support. The high standards our support reach was recognised during our last OFSTED 'Care Standards' Inspection - once again (for the fourth consecutive time) we received a Grade 1 'outstanding' with no recommendations needed to improve our services.

At the start of your course you'll be assigned a personal tutor who will guide and monitor you during your time with us. In your one-to-one tutorials, which are held regularly throughout the year, you will have the chance to discuss careers, health and social education, as well as academic progress.

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Apply now

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.