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The University of Wolverhampton

HNDAnimal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation

Why choose this course?

The HND Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation is designed to develop your interest, knowledge and understanding of the behaviour of animals and the issues that affect their conservation. The course focuses on animals in their natural environments. Whichever elements of the course you prefer, at the end of your studies you will be able to use the knowledge of the behaviour and biology of animals in order to contribute effectively to their protection and conservation.

Importantly, you will have lots of opportunities to develop your practical skills in behavioural observation, species survey and wildlife conservation. The emphasis will be on wildlife species and their conservation in the UK, with field visits and residential fieldwork integral to the course, however there is a distinct international perspective to your studies as we draw on examples from around the world. You will use subject-specific IT, including geographical information systems, digital media, Global Positioning Systems and animal tracking technologies.

The species you will encounter cover the entire range from the animals found in your immediate environment, such as garden birds and butterflies, through to the large, charismatic mammals such as wolves, tigers and elephants.

The mix of field-based information collection and recording, practical activity and class-based work you will do is unmatched in most other subject areas. The degree will allow you to pursue your passion for animals and give you a head-start in securing your ideal career, as well as giving you experiences that will last a lifetime.

What happens on the course?

The course develops from descriptive and skills-based study in the first year through to interpretative and evaluative work in the final year. The overall aim is to prepare you for the world of employment through providing sound basic knowledge which can be applied to the characteristic situations encountered in animal-based work. The two most distinctive features of the course are;

(a) a focus on study outside of the classroom through fieldwork and the encouragement of independent study and work experience; and,

(b) an equal emphasis on behaviour and conservation allowing the investigation of the effects of one aspect on the other. We strongly believe in this link and encourage you to consider how to apply your behavioural knowledge to improve wildlife conservation.

Why Wolverhampton?

The course develops from descriptive and skills-based study in the first year through to interpretative and evaluative work in the final year. The overall aim is to prepare you for the world of employment through providing sound basic knowledge which can be applied to the characteristic situations encountered in animal-based work. The two most distinctive features of the course are;

(a) a focus on study outside of the classroom through fieldwork and the encouragement of independent study and work experience; and,

(b) an equal emphasis on behaviour and conservation allowing the investigation of the effects of one aspect on the other. We strongly believe in this link and encourage you to consider how to apply your behavioural knowledge to improve wildlife conservation.

Career path

As a diplomate of HND Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation you will have experience of a diverse mix of field-based information collection/recording, practical activity and office-based work that is unmatched in most other subject areas. As a result many diplomates use their behavioural and conservation skills and knowledge to enter into employment with wildlife conservation organizations in both the public or voluntary sectors. Examples range from statutory bodies such as Natural England through to general Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) such as The Wildlife Trusts and species-specific NGOs such as Butterfly Conservation and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Opportunities for employment extend beyond the UK as many organisations based in the UK or in other countries work overseas in areas from the tropics to the polar regions

HND qualifications are widely-recognised in the scientific establishment as vocational courses which prepare students for vocational employment.

This course is designed to progress seamlessly to the appropriate BSc (Hons) degree.

Where you have a stronger and specific interest in animal behaviour and captive environments you will be able to seek out additional career options with zoos, aquaria, game parks and other animal collections. Here you can bring your expertise to bear on all aspects of species management.

What skills will you gain?

1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the behaviour of animals in their natural and captive environments

2. use the knowledge of the behaviour, ecology and biology of animals in order to effect the protection and conservation of species and their habitats

3. survey species and habitats successfully using the appropriate methods and practical skills in preparation for subsequent employment

4. understand the nature and extent of the practice of wildlife conservation and the wildlife conservation industry, allowing you to become an effective practitioner and advocate.

5. plan and execute wildlife-oriented studies with consideration for the unique ethical and welfare aspects of working with animals

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A-Level minimum of C or EE to include at least one science subject, preferably Biology
  • Relevant equivalent qualifications are also considered, eg BTEC Animal Management (Ecology/Biology route)
  • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits, at least 45 of which are at Level 3, 18 level 3 credits must be in science and achieved with a minimum pass

  • Applicants will normally be expected to hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 or equivalent
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £8,250 £11,700

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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