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University of Gloucestershire
Undergraduate

Wildlife Conservation Biology

BSc (Hons)
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Study type
Full Time
Course length
4 Years
Campus
Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham
UCAS Code
C182

Course overview

Earth’s sixth mass extinction is underway, driven by humans at a rate far faster than that previously achieved through natural environmental changes of the past. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to help you contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for rebalancing life on our planet by halting and reversing biodiversity loss.

Our biology courses are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction, and 11th in the UK for career prospects by the Guardian University Guide 2023.

Examining the interplay between wildlife disease, behaviour, crime and conflict with humans, this course takes a unique lens to the study of conservation and rewilding.

Through sustainable and proportionate approaches to travel, you’ll also have the opportunity to study wildlife conservation biology overseas, progressing from field training in the UK to field research on game reserves in the African savannah and in the tropical rainforests of Borneo.

With a focus on small classes, practical and field learning, you’ll be assessed entirely through coursework to gain a truly representative measure of graduate attributes sought by future employers and for postgraduate study.

To support your undergraduate journey, we also offer fee waivers, bursaries and awards, for both UK and International students. At the end, as a Gloucestershire graduate you can choose to pursue one of our postgraduate courses, receiving a priority offer and an alumni fees discount..

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Entry requirements

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Don’t worry about your results. We may be able to offer you a place on this course through UCAS Clearing even if you don’t meet the entry requirements below.

Become a Clearing VIP and get an early-bird offer before results day, plus a chance to win a rent-free year in halls. Call us on 03330 432 414 to discuss your options.

    • 104 – 120 UCAS tariff points, from any level 3 qualification, which includes A-levels, BTEC, T-levels and many other qualifications. Please see the UCAS tariff calculator for a list of level 3 qualifications and associated tariff points.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

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Fees and costs

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Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
Fee per year
Fee (international)
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Sep 2024 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham C182 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham C182 TBC TBC
Sep 2026 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham C182 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

95% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2024 and based on 2021/22 leavers

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Excellent levels of student satisfaction

Learn in a supportive environment. We’re ranked first for overall student satisfaction in Bioscience by The Guardian and The Times University League tables 2022.

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World-class research

In the most recent UK assessment of university research, our work on rhino conservation was considered world-class.

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Ranked 11th in the UK for career prospects

Our biology courses are ranked in 11th in the UK for career prospects by the Guardian University Guide 2023.

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Ranked in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction

Our biology courses are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction by the Guardian University Guide 2023.

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Ranked in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction

Our biological sciences courses are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2024.

Placements

As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

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