Conservation in Practice (C1113)
30 credits, Level 6
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.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 100 hours of contact time and about 200 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: