Conservation in Practice (C1113)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

We aim to:

  • familiarise you with the management practices required to maintain key habitats in western Europe, and with conservation issues concerning specific groups of organisms in those habitats
  • examine issues in practical conservation at the level of NGOs, governments and society in general
  • introduce you to professionals currently working in conservation to give you a realistic idea of what the work involves, as well as an indication of employment opportunities.

You'll get a combination of lectures, seminars by guest speakers and field visits to nature reserves for demonstrations of practical conservation management and survey techniques.


18%: Lecture
64%: Practical (Fieldwork)
18%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Report)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 66 hours of contact time and 234 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: