2 years
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 34,525
GBP 24,500
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

FdSc Integrated Wildlife Conservation adopts a biological approach to the study of wildlife conservation issues, developing a scientific understanding of our relationship with wildlife and the impact of our actions on it. Appealing to students attracted to a career in conservation who may not have considered a university education, the Foundation degree gives you a recognised qualification in wildlife conservation after two years and provides a direct route to Level 3 of BSc (Hons) Integrated Wildlife Conservation at UWE Bristol.

This is the only conservation foundation degree delivered in partnership with a working zoo, giving you unique work-based experience which enables you to stand out from the crowd as you build your career.

You will gain the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to play a positive role solving conservation challenges. The course is designed to provide the knowledge and expertise necessary to work in wildlife conservation, with emphasis on developing subject-specific and work-based practical skills.

You will study in Bristol, 2015 European Green Capital and home to the BBC's world-renowned Natural History Unit.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C or above, or Grade 4 under newly reformed GCSE grading, in English Language, Mathematics and Double Science, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: A pass in an AS Level science subject (Biology preferred). Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff.


    You must have a minimum of one A-Level.
  • Relevant subjects: Subjects that meet the science requirement for this course: Applied Science, Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Design Technology, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Maths, Use of Maths, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Science in the Environment, Statistics. For further information and advice please contact Admissions.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: To include 6 units in a science subject (Biology preferred).
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 level 3 credits in a Science subject (Biology preferred).
  • Baccalaureate IB: A pass in a higher level science subject (Biology preferred).