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BSc (Hons) International Wildlife Biology

Wildlife biology is a constantly evolving and challenging science, requiring an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the ecology and behaviour of different species, how they interact with their environments, and how they may be best managed, conserved and restored.

Our International Wildlife Biology degree has a strong practical, field element, giving you the opportunity to study on three continents. Whether this is in the grasslands and savannahs of South Africa, where you may get to observe lions, rhinos and elephants, the biodiversity-rich coral reefs and tropical forests of Asia, Central or South America, or diverse landscapes of South Wales, you will learn, develop and apply traditional and contemporary skills and techniques in this exciting field. Our BSc (Hons) International Wildlife Biology is the first biology course in Wales accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. As the professional body for biologists, you can be confident that this course provides you with the ideal preparation for a career in the field of wildlife biology.

Royal Society of Biology

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol). This accreditation is in recognition of the delivery and fulfillment of specific learning outcomes, skills and knowledge appropriate to the subject area, demonstrable by graduates upon completion of the course, and enhancing employability, including:

  • Practical fieldwork skills;
  • Understanding key ecological interactions and processes;
  • Interpreting scales and patterns in ecology and biodiversity; and
  • Appreciating the relationships between ecology and society.

Degree accreditation by the Society recognises academic excellence in the biosciences, and highlights degrees that educate the research and development leaders and innovators of the future. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from the programme meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including gaining a substantial period of research experience.

Associate Membership

As a graduate from this degree, you would be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Biology and then be entitled to use the letters ‘AMRSB’ after your name.

What you will study

Year One

The focus is to provide a solid grounding in relevant biological subject areas, forming the basis for the study themes that follow in your second and third years :

  • Big Game Tracking (South Africa field course)
  • Biological Research Skills
  • Microorganisms and the Dynamic Cell
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Evolutionary Botany and Zoology
  • Genetics and Evolution

Year Two

Ecology, genetics, wildlife management, and data modelling analysis form the main themes in your second year, and build on your knowledge and understanding from your first year:

  • Patterns in African Biodiversity (South Africa field course)...
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By studying on this course, you will benefit from the huge investment in scientific teaching and learning facilities that has taken place at the Universitys Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd. Most of your campus-based teaching will take place here, and includes our fully-equipped purpose-built laboratories, computer rooms with specialist software to support your learning, and library.

On the opposite side of the valley is the Treforest Campus, which includes University Halls of Residence, the Students...

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Field trips

There a number of personal and educational benefits to studying through fieldwork. It gives you the opportunity to learn through experience, or learning by doing, which has more direct relevant to the subject area and provides a much deeper level of understanding and learning than not having these first-hand experiences. This increases your competence, understanding and confidence to investigate further, while enhancing your employability.

Locally, we conduct fieldwork the Brecon Beacons National...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


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If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017


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