Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology with Foundation Year
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Wildlife
UCAS Code: D41C
Start Date(s): September
4 years full-time
5 years full-time with a placement year
Up to 8 years part-time
UK - £6,165 for Foundation Year; £9,250 for subsequent years
International - £12,300 per year
- Gain a broad, basic knowledge of biological principles and environmental studies to prepare you for more advanced study
- An excellent route into science for those from a non-scientific background
- Ideal if you are returning to education or seeking to develop your career in a new direction
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This course will provide you with a strong foundation in biology and environmental issues, allowing you to progress onto either of the Wildlife BSc (Hons) degree courses within the School of Environment and Life Sciences.
It is ideal if you want to develop your career along a conservation pathway but have a non-scientific background, or you don’t meet the entry requirements for direct entry to an Honours degree. This course may also be attractive if you are returning to education or if you wish to change career direction.
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.
The BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology 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.
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
During the Foundation Year you will study modules which will increase your knowledge and understanding of basic biology and other aspects of environmental studies. There is an emphasis on both understanding and problem solving in addition to practical and communication skills. These skills will aid and enhance your performance on the Honours degree.
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.
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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.