Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Wildlife
UCAS Code: D4C3
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
Four years full-time with placement year
Up to six years part-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £12,300 per year
- Acquire the practical skills used in wildlife conservation and zoos
- A variety of free field trip opportunities on offer [small administration fee may apply]
- Opportunity to take a work placement in the UK, Europe or worldwide
- Overall student satisfaction for this course is 97% (NSS 2017)
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology*
Loss of biodiversity is an increasing concern at national, European and global levels. To work as a professional with wildlife and in conservation you will need both practical skills and knowledge of theory to meet the challenge of saving our wildlife and wild places.
This course focuses on conservation both in zoos and in the wild which is ideal if you wish to pursue a career involving wildlife, working in either of those environments. The School also has close links with local zoos and aquariums to provide you with a wide range of experiences throughout your course.
One of the key features of this course is our strong emphasis on field trips – these include day trips as well as national and overseas residential trips. The majority of these trips are free, with students only needing to pay a modest administration fee.
*This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology following an independent and rigorous assessment. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.
University of Salford Wildlife Society
Here at the University of Salford we have an award winning wildlife student society that organises extra-curricular trips around the UK and abroad, as well as opportunities to get involved with volunteering and conservation projects. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook to see what they get up to!
Find out about our wildlife students' recent trip to Brazil
Lauren's Salford story
BSc Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology student and President of the Wildlife Society
Richard's Salford story
BSc Wildlife Conservation and Zoo Biology graduate
In your first year you will study a range of topics across several modules covering both theory and practice across the biological and environmental sciences. Year two of the course offers specialist modules in wildlife and zoo-related areas, whilst year 3 includes a dissertation on a wildlife, conservation or zoo biology topic of your choice in addition to specialist modules in areas of interest to you.
Plus one option from:
If you are studying part-time you select two to four modules from each year of study, completing the rest of the modules for the year in the following year. This leads to a maximum six-year duration for a part-time degree. If studying part-time you do not have the placement option.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.