Liverpool John Moores University wildlife conservation

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Liverpool John Moores University wildlife conservation

The BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation at Liverpool John Moores University is taught by conservation experts and will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in a professional conservation organisation. Develop your knowledge and key skills in ecology, genetics, evolution and animal behaviour, and how to apply these to conservation practice. The degree also offers diverse placement opportunities in areas such as otter surveying, habitat and vegetation mapping and the rehabilitation and welfare of endangered species. Plus you will be able to go on overseas field trips.

  • Overseas field skills trip included in the fees in level 5 (currently goes to Tenerife) and opportunity for self-funded overseas field expedition in level 6 (currently goes to Costa Rica)
  • Option to undertake a 4 to 6 week placement and/or a 12 month sandwich placement in the UK or overseas
  • Teaching from conservation experts involved in collaborative research projects and consultancy, including primate conservation, large African mammal conservation, human wildlife conflict, species reintroduction, biogeography and species distributions, bird social behaviour and ecosystem services
  • Learn practical skills including field surveying, animal and plant identification, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and recording animal behaviour
  • Learn conservation practice skills, such as habitat management plans, protected area designation, zoo conservation and conservation technology
  • £6 million invested in state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including specialist GIS and animal behaviour observation software
  • Excellent career prospects in areas such as: nature reserve management; conservation NGOs; zoos; aquaria; wildlife parks; conservation charities; conservation and environmental government bodies; and ecological and environmental consultancies.

Course fees

Tuition fee type Cost (per annum)
Full time home/EU tuition fee: To be confirmed
Full time international tuition fee: To be confirmed
Full-time industrial placement year fee: To be confirmed

We are awaiting confirmation from the UK Government on what the 2018/19 undergraduate tuition fees will be. Fees will be shown here once an announcement has been made.

Course type

BSc (Hons)

UCAS info

Points required: 88

UCAS code: 6Z79

Institute code: L51

Study mode

Four year full time degree course (first year foundation course)

Liverpool John Moores University wildlife conservation

Course details

Responding to greater public awareness of the environment and increasing concern about the exploitation and destruction of wildlife resources, this exciting degree programme examines the causes of biodiversity loss and develops practical and sustainable ways to halt and reverse it.

About the Foundation Year

The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the ability to study for a degree but don’t have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Wildlife Conservation honours degree programme. Once you pass the Foundation Year you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria).

About the BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation degree

With greater public awareness of the environment and increasing concern about the exploitation and destruction of wildlife resources, this BSc degree looks at the causes of biodiversity loss, provides underpinning scientific knowledge into biodiversity loss and develops practical and sustainable ways to halt and reverse it.

During the course you will develop your knowledge of ecology, genetics, evolution and animal behaviour and apply this knowledge to develop practical solutions to conservation problems and conservation practice. You will also develop practical skills, such as animal and plant identification, wildlife surveys and conservation technology, recording animal behaviour and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). These are the skills and knowledge you need to work in a professional conservation organisation.

Liverpool John Moores University wildlife conservation

A key feature of this programme is the opportunity it presents to observe wildlife first hand in natural habitats. There are a large number of UK-based fieldtrips throughout the course, as well as an international field trip at level 5, which is currently to Tenerife. You will also have the opportunity to go on an international trip at level 6, which is currently to Costa Rica to study cloud forest – the research site of one of LJMU’s experts on primate conservation – and coral reef habitats.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a short (4 to 6 week) placement and/or 12-month sandwich placement with an organisation in the UK or overseas.

Teaching and learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources.

Teaching is via lectures and seminars with interactive workshops in the form of group discussions, practical demonstrations and fieldwork and laboratory sessions, which give you the chance to observe animals and plants first hand and develop your practical skills.

Small tutorial groups provide a forum for discussing course material more informally. Lecture material can also be found in our library and on our virtual learning environment, Blackboard.

Faculty of Science
T: 0151 231 2888
E:ScienceAdmissions@ljmu.ac.uk