BSc Ecology and Wildlife Conservation
Entry Requirements 2015

UCAS code A levels International Baccalaureate
CD94 AAB-ABB from three A-levels including Biology or Geography or Environmental Studies or Maths plus a second science, both at minimum grade B. 34-32 points overall with grade 5 in Biology or Geography or Environmental Studies or Maths plus grade 5 in a second science, both at Higher Level.

Acceptable BTECs & required units

Animal Management

The applicant needs to be studying a minimum 60 credits out of the list below:

  • Unit 02: Understand the Principles of Animal Biology
  • Unit 03: Understand Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 10: Understand the Principles of Animal Nutrition
  • Unit 13: Understand and Interpret Animal Behaviour and Communication
  • Unit 14: Understand Animal Welfare and Breed Development
  • Unit 16: Understand the Principles and Carry Out the Practice of Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Unit 17: Understand the Principles of Aquatics Husbandry and Management
  • Unit 19: Understanding the Principles of Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation
  • Unit 20: Understand and Undertake Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation
  • Unit 25: Undertaking Environmental Interpretation in Land-based
  • Unit 26: Fundamentals of Science
  • Unit 27: Chemistry for Biology Technicians
  • Unit 28: Understand the Principles of Inheritance and Genetic Manipulation
  • Unit 30: Understand the Principles of Chemistry for Biological and Medical Science
  • Unit 32: Understand the Principles of Animal Breeding and Genetics

Applied Science

The applicant needs to be studying a minimum 60 credits out of the list below:

  • Unit 7: Mathematical Calculations for Science
  • Unit 8: Using Statistics in Science
  • Unit 9: Informatics in Science
  • Unit 11: Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Unit 12: Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction
  • Unit 13: Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Unit 15: Microbiological Techniques
  • Unit 16: Chemistry for Biology Technicians
  • Unit 18: Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Unit 21: Biomedical Science Techniques
  • Unit 22: Chemical Laboratory Techniques
  • Unit 23: Science for Environmental Technicians
  • Unit 24: Principles of Plant and Soil Science
  • Unit 28: Industrial Applications of Organic Chemistry
  • Unit 42: Geology of Natural Resources
  • Unit 43: Diseases and Infections

Countryside Management

The applicant needs to be studying a minimum 60 credits out of the list below:

  • Unit 2: Understanding the Principles of Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation
  • Unit 5: Understanding Principles of Physical and Biological Environmental Processes
  • Unit 7: Understand the Principles of Plant Science
  • Unit 8: Understand the Principles of Soil Science (Issue 2)
  • Unit 11: Understanding Land Use and Environmental Issues (Issue 2)
  • Unit 14: Undertaking Environmental Interpretation in Land-based
  • Unit 16: Understanding Heathland Habitat Management
  • Unit 17: Undertake Grassland Habitat Management
  • Unit 18: Undertaking Farm Habitat Management
  • Unit 19: Understand Ecological Concepts and Application
  • Unit 20: Understanding Freshwater and Wetland Management
  • Unit 21: Undertaking Urban Habitat Conservation
  • Unit 22: Understanding Coastal Management
  • Unit 26: Understanding Upland Habitat Management
  • Unit 27: Understand Deer Management
  • Unit 28: Undertaking Vertebrate Pest and Predator Control
  • Unit 30: Undertaking Woodland Habitat Management
  • Unit 31: Understanding Woodland Management
  • Unit 34: Understanding Principles of Game Management
  • Unit 35: Understanding Ecology of Game Species
  • Unit 36: Understanding Water Quality
  • Unit 40: Understand Deer Population Monitoring and Management Plans
  • Unit 43: Understanding Organism Identification
  • Unit 45: Livestock Use in Conservation Management

Environmental Sustainability

The applicant needs to be studying a minimum 60 credits out of the list below:

  • Unit 1: Understand the Principles of Sustainable Development
  • Unit 3: Science for Environmental Technicians
  • Unit 4: Energy Management
  • Unit 5: Informatics for Environmental and Sustainability Industries
  • Unit 7: Understanding the Principles of Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation
  • Unit 8: Understanding Principles of Physical and Biological Environmental Processes
  • Unit 11: Using Mathematical tools in Science
  • Unit 12: Using Statistics in Science
  • Unit 13: Mathematical Calculations for Science
  • Unit 16: Understanding Water Quality
  • Unit 17: Pollution Control and Management
  • Unit 18: Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Unit 20: Understanding Coastal Management
  • Unit 22: Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Unit 23: Urban Environment
  • Unit 24: Geology of Natural Resources
  • Unit 25: Principles of Plant and Soil Science

Forestry and Arboriculture

The applicant needs to be studying a minimum 60 credits out of the list below:

  • Unit 1: Understand the Principles of Plant Science
  • Unit 2: Understand the Principles of Soil Science (Issue 2)
  • Unit 5: Understand and Carry Out Identification, Planting and Care of Trees (Issue 2)
  • Unit 14: Understanding Woodland Management
  • Unit 15: Undertaking Woodland Habitat Management
  • Unit 19: Understand Principles of Tree Science
  • Unit 20: Undertake Tree Surveys and Inspections and Analyse Data
  • Unit 22: Understand the Principles of Silviculture
  • Unit 31: Understand the Principles of Sustainable Development

Acceptable Science Subjects:

Applied Science*, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Psychology, Statistics

*Applied Science (single or double award) cannot be accepted in place of the subject requirements, e.g. Biology, for any degree course.

We do accept A level Human Biology in place of A level Biology.

Subjects not accepted as a Science, but accepted as an A level:

Applied Health and Social Care, Computer Science, Food Technology, Information Technology, Physical Education, Science in Society, Sports Science, Use of Maths*

*Use of Maths cannot be accepted in place of Maths or Further Maths A level.

Exclusions:

Citizenship, Critical Thinking and General Studies A levels; Key Skills; the Extended Project

GCSEs:

Minimum grade C required in English and Mathematics (not necessary for students studying these subjects at A-level - C in Maths GCSE also not required for those studying Physics or Statistics at A-level).

Access to Higher Education Diploma

The minimum requirement to pass an Access course is 60 credits in total with 45 credits at level 3 and 15 at level 2. This includes GCSE equivalence in Maths and English.

Access courses must be recognised by the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency). Make sure you confirm this with your college.

To assess the Access course for its suitability for entry into our degree we will need to see a breakdown of subject and unit/module titles, what level they are at, and their credit values.

Applicants must be taking a minimum of 12 credits in Biology and a minimum 12 credits in a second science subject at Level 3.

Standard offer:

Successfully pass the Access Diploma with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit (level 3 credits). All credits in Biology and a second science have to be at Distinction.

For applicants without GCSE Maths and/or English we can also ask for: Pass in GCSE equivalence in Maths and/or English.

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