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.

What you will study

There is strong emphasis on practical learning and all students undertake an extensive project in their final year. A wide range of projects is available, from molecular parasitology to forensic anthropology, microbiology, and genetics

Year 1:

  • 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 2

  • Patterns in African Biodiversity (South Africa field course)
  • Conservation Genetics and Wildlife Management
  • Ecological and Wildlife Assessment
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Environmental...
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By studying International Wildlife Biology, you will benefit from the huge investment in scientific teaching and learning facilities that has taken place at our 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.


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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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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