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What will I learn?

Course at a glance

The BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Top-Up degree programme has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to enter careers related to the conservation of habitats and animals in-situ. Areas relating to recent advances, the sustainability of the industry and environmental change are incorporated.

What you will learn

Students will study a range of wildlife modules, developing survey and management skills, understanding how conservation projects and organisations are managed. An emphasis on conservation projects and how animal conservation organisations are funded together with a critical review of the conservation of species.

Making use of the on campus facilities, University Centre Askham Bryan has access to its own licensed and BIAZA accredited wildlife park, Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park.


Students studying the course may enter a wide variety of roles in the industry as an environmental consultant, wildlife manager, park warden, ranger, conservation officer, lecturer, environmental ecologist.

Work Experience

There is no requirement for students to undertake work experience as part of the Top Up degree.

However, we would always encourage students to continue their professional development with undertaking experience in their own time.


Assessments will be designed to give students the opportunity of performing tasks that they would be asked to do in employment.

There are a range of assessment methods used, including reports, case studies, presentations, Viva -Voce, continual assessments and exams. Typically each module involves two assessments.

Which department am I in?

School of Agriculture

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 16,950) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2023


Askham Bryan York Campus

Askham Bryan,


YO23 3FR, England

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