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FdSc Conservation & Ecology

For 2018 start - Available with a Science Gateway qualification

Cornwall College Newquay LEVEL: 5 Wildlife Conservation & Zoology

This is an inspirational field-based practical programme situated on the Newquay campus, adjacent to Newquay Zoo. The programme provides you with the academic and work-based skills needed to go forward with a career in ecological and environmentally related subjects.

Are you interested in wildlife and nature conservation? On this programme you will learn about observing, surveying, monitoring and management of species. This will include knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), as well as other relevant field and research skills needed for work within industry and research. During the programme you will be given opportunities to travel, either as part of the FdSc Conservation & Ecology or as a member of Cornwall College Newquay, including some international destinations such as an optional residential field trip to Borneo, Honduras or South Africa.

At the end of the programme you will be equipped with the academic qualifications, personal qualities, vocational skills and
techniques essential for a career in ecology or ecological consultancy. You will be assessed in a variety of ways such as practicals, seminar presentations, exams, in-class tests and problem-based learning exercises.

Work-related learning is a valuable part of the programme. You will gain experience of the type of work that you hope to do and an idea of the expectations of those who may employ you. You will also be encouraged to take part in industry placements as part of the learning experience.

 

Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) at Newquay
– BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science final year at Plymouth University
– BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management (top-up) at Camborne
– BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology final year at Plymouth University

 

Possible Careers 

– Field Ecologist or Ecological Consultant
– Work in Charities, e.g. Wildlife Trust Media, Environmental Journalism
– Work in Government Organisations, e.g. Natural England, Environment Agency
– Research or Teaching
– Field Guide in the UK or abroad

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: C180
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points (32 from A2 Level). Plus 5 GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, maths and science.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award
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COURSE MODULES

Indicative Module Year 1

  • Fieldwork
  • Ecology of Aquatic Systems
  • Bird Survey Techniques
  • Diversity, Classification & Evolution
  • History of the British Countryside
  • Introduction to Ecology
  • Habitats & Communities
  • Personal & Employability Skills Development

Indicative Module Year 2

  • Genetics for Conservation
  • Individual Research Project
  • Vertebrate Zoology & Conservation
  • Habitat Survey & GIS
  • Ecology & Conservation in Practice
Optional Modules
  • Survey & Management of Mammals
  • Invertebrate Ecology & Survey
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Reptile & Amphibian Ecology & Surveying

*Modules are subject to change and availability

COURSE OFFERINGS

FdSc Conservation & Ecology

Start Date

03-09-2018

Campus

Newquay

Duration

2 years full-time


FdSc Conservation & Ecology

Start Date

03-09-2018

Campus

Newquay

Duration

3 years part-time


FdSc Conservation & Ecology - with Science Gateway

Start Date

03-09-2018

Campus

Newquay

Duration

3 years full-time

Extra Information

This option includes an additional Science Gateway year which is ideal if you don’t have the right qualifications to apply for a degree programme straight away. If you are applying for the FdSc Conservation & Ecology - with Science Gateway route on UCAS you will need to use UCAS code: F16G. Please note that when studying the Science Gateway programme, you will be based at Cornwall College Newquay.



*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

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