What will I learn?

You’re passionate, engaged and want to protect animals and their habitats. We are here to help, with a course designed by researchers renowned for their expertise in the science of wildlife conservation.Your foundation year in Carlisle will help you reach the right level for taking the rest of the degree, laying a solid foundation of skills to build upon.You will live, learn and study in the Lake District surrounded by rare and charismatic species – including ospreys, red and roe deer, otters, red squirrels and Atlantic salmon – in a diverse range of ecosystems and habitats, including Atlantic oak woodlands (Britain’s own rainforest). Here at our Ambleside campus, you will have access to new laboratories and excellent equipment including camera traps, to help you in your studies. Optional modules will enable you to customise your course to ensure it gives you the skills you need for your chosen career. You will be able to get involved in conservation research and to go on an international field trip to learn about wildlife conservation in less-developed countries. Our strong links with wildlife conservation organisations in the UK and abroad, provide you with excellent work placements, volunteering opportunities and job prospects.**On this course you will**- Benefit from the only UK conservation degrees taught inside a national park. This provides you with easy access to charismatic wildlife and diverse and distinctive habitats and ecosystems.- Be taught by experts in wildlife conservation, each with a strong research portfolio in the conservation of animal species and their habitats.- Enjoy small class sizes which allows us to provide a personal approach to teaching and student support.- Be actively involved in the reintroduction of endangered wildlife species in Cumbria. So you can gain hands-on experience in species reintroduction as part of your degree.- Study in a vibrant community within the landscape of the English Lake District. This provides amazing recreational opportunities and you will live and breathe conservation.**What you will learn**Our degree will give you the knowledge, analytical skills and practical experience to join the fight against the loss of wildlife species and their habitats. A wildlife conservation scientist needs to have a sound knowledge of the worlds’ biodiversity, an understanding of the interactions between wildlife and the environment, insight into human influences on wildlife, as well as a number of practical, laboratory and analytical skills. We have designed this programme with these in mind.

Which department am I in?

Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£8,760.00 (US$ 11,873) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Fusehill Street,

Carlisle,

Cumbria,

CA1 2HH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The High School Diploma is not accepted on its own; students must hold additional qualifications such as two Advanced Placements (AP) with grades of 3.0 or higher. SATS/ACTs are accepted as supplementary evidence only.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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