Learn how to tackle issues facing the environment with our zoology, wildlife conservation and marine biology Clearing courses. With hands-on learning and residential trips, you will develop the skills necessary to preserve our oceans and wildlife.

Are you passionate about animals and the beauty of the natural world? If you’re interested in a career in conserving the environment, then our range of natural science courses are ideal for you. We have a large selection of degrees to suit your interests, including zoology, wildlife conservation and marine biology Clearing courses.  

At the University of Salford, we are determined to give you everything you need to excel in your future career. That’s why all our marine biology, wildlife conservation and zoology Clearing courses provide practical training and field trip opportunities, so you can gain real-world experiences and examples to learn from. All are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology too.

Our tutors are experts who practice concepts at the forefront of zoological and biological science. You will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of wildlife, marine life and environmental problems that threaten species. Ready to get started? Check out our list of courses below. 

Marine Biology Degree Clearing Courses

Do you want to learn more about biodiversity and the challenges our oceans face? Climate change, over-fishing and pollution are just some of the issues that are impacting marine life. If you choose our marine biology Clearing degree, then you will gain all the necessary skills and experience to pursue a future career preserving the oceans.  

Marine Biology Courses

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology

Our BSc (Hons) Marine Biology degree is perfect for those who want to learn more about biodiversity and the processes within the marine environment. Discover more about the global distribution of wildlife, genes to ecosystems and freshwater biology. Our field trips will allow you to apply your learning to real-life situations and experience the depth and scale of the challenges facing marine life.  

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Foundation Year

If you want to study the full honours degree but need additional preparation before you start, our BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Foundation Year course will build your scientific knowledge, science methodology and data handling skills. You will also gain a better understanding of the marine environment and the organisms that live within it.  

Zoology Degree Clearing Courses

If you’re fascinated by animals and their interactions, then our zoology Clearing courses will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the biology of animals. Discover more about animals, their environment, and the links between them, from molecular to ecological levels. When you experience our residential trips, you will only pay a modest, non-refundable administration fee, as all other costs are covered by us.   

Zoology Courses

BSc (Hons) Zoology

If you have a passion for animals, our BSc (Hons) Zoology degree will take you from the laboratory to the field, studying various aspects of zoological science. From molecules to microbes, genes to ecosystems, our holistic approach to theoretical and practical teaching will equip you with all the skills you need to apply to real-life situations.

BSc (Hons) Zoology with Foundation Year

Our BSc (Hons) Zoology with Foundation Year course will provide you with a strong foundation in biology and environmental issues and allow you to progress onto our full honours degree course after you complete your foundation year. If you need extra help or study guidance, our tutors are on-hand to provide expert assistance as you develop your zoological knowledge.  

Wildlife Conservation Degree Clearing Courses

Biodiversity and precious wildlife habitats are under constant threat from deforestation, illegal wildlife trades and pollution. Our wildlife conservation degrees are designed to focus on core conservation issues so you can develop practical ways to protect the environment. You will study in our hi-spec Bodmer laboratories and develop transferable skills in interpreting biological field data.  

Wildlife Conservation Courses

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation

Ready to immerse yourself in the world of conservation? Our BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation course will take you from textbook theory into real-world practice. You will go on various field trips to wetlands, zoos, and animal parks, both in the UK and internationally. In the final year of your wildlife conservation degree, you will specialise in an area of your choosing and complete a research project to showcase everything you have learned.

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Foundation Year

Humans are having a devastating impact on biodiversity. If you want to study conversation, but don’t have the entry requirements for the full honours degree, then our BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Foundation Year is ideal for you. This course will provide you with a broad understanding of wildlife, wildlife ecology and environmental problems threatening species, and enable you to progress onto the full degree programme.

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology

Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, our BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology course explores conservation in both the wild and in zoos. Our expert tutors have close links with local zoos and aquariums, providing you with a wealth of experiences throughout your studies. You will be taught through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials, and laboratory practicals – all of which are designed to build upon your soft skills to prepare you for your future career.   

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology with Foundation Year

Our BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology with Foundation Year is designed to develop your academic and study skills before you progress onto the full degree route. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of core biological processes and learn specialist knowledge in areas such as monitoring environmental change and habitat conservation and restoration.   

Lori's story

Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology student Lori Moore tells us about her experience on placement working with monkeys in the Brazilian rainforest. Watch the video to learn more.

Salford Stories: Lori Moore, BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology

Field trips and placements

Selfie of Cris

Practical training and field trip opportunities are available on all of our marine biology, wildlife conservation and zoology Clearing courses. Take a look at the selection of photos taken on our students' trips below, and learn more about Wildlife Conservation graduate Cris' experience on placement:

"I took the opportunity to take a placement year and travelled round the world gaining experience in a range of fields, including behaviour studies on lynx in Portugal, wildlife rescue and rehab in Canada, a turtle sanctuary in Greece, and ranger work in Malawi." Cris - BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation.

Contact us

Wildlife students examining a leaf on a field trip

If you have a question about studying any of our courses, or you’d like to learn more about joining the University of Salford, contact our friendly team today on 0161 295 4545 or enquiries@salford.ac.uk.