*BSc (Hons) Conservation and Community Engagement

New for September 2023, the BSc (Hons) Conservation and Community Engagement equips students with the knowledge and skills to collaborate with local communities and develop successful projects anywhere in the world.

The programme combines theory and practical skills from both the environmental and social sciences. Students will learn to develop and engage viable conservation work, and at the same time learn key skills in science communication and human behaviour change.

Designed to meet the diverse needs of the evolving landscape, the course encourages practical application of acquired knowledge. Students will gain a systematic understanding of biodiversity and conservation science, develop their knowledge of a range of conservation issues, both locally and internationally, and develop practical skills in habitat and wildlife evaluation and management. Students will also develop skills to support education, communication and behaviour change.

The following titles are the modules you will complete whist studying the BSc (Hons) Conservation and Community Engagement degree:

Year 1

  • Professional Skills for the Animal Industry
  • Animal Biology
  • Environmental Ethics and Policy
  • Science Communication
  • Ecology and Evolution

Year 2

  • Research Methods
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Behaviour
  • Conservation Skills
  • Habitat Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Nature and Human Well-being
  • Residential Fieldtrip

Year 3

  • Capstone Project
  • Applied Health Management
  • Applied Issues in Wildlife Conservation
  • Behaviour Change
  • Conservation Planning and Development
  • Applied Engagement, Education and Advocacy
  • Systems Management

Modules are subject to change and availability.

The following information provides the entry requirements for this particular course.

UCAS Tariff Points


GCE A Levels

96 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above

Irish Certificate

96 UCAS tariff points, to include 4 x H3 higher, one of which in a relevant science-based subject

Scottish Highers

96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more

BTEC Level 3 Diploma


C & G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720)

Distinction (96)

C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma

Merit (96)

Please note:

An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.


All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

Access course

Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact Admissions.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)

Information about our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL) policy can be found on our Higher Education Regulations and Policies page.

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Animal handling practicals
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Visits
  • Fieldtrips
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Laboratory practical classes

This course provides a mix of assessment methods including.

  • Practical assessments
  • Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
  • Presentations - both individually and in small groups
  • Essays and technical reports
  • Assessed seminars
  • Case studies
  • Experimental work and laboratory reports
  • Poster presentations
  • Debates
  • Dissertation


* Subject to final validation approval