Conservation Biology II (C1151)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

The module follows logically from the Conservation Biology I module taught in Term 1. It starts with an in-depth consideration of the major threats to world biodiversity that were first introduced in Conservation Biology I. It then considers the national, European and international system of conservation designations and their associated legal framework. After a consideration of how modern molecule genetics can be used to clarify and address various conservation issues, the module finishes with considering how people and wildlife interact, both positively and negatively, and how emergent conflicts can be resolved.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


50%: Coursework (Essay, Presentation)
50%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 16 hours of contact time and 134 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: