Animal & Conservation Biology BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Animal & Conservation Biology BSc (Hons)

Prepare for a career in wildlife conservation by exploring how animals adapt to their environment and interact with each other.

Animal & Conservation Biology introduces the diversity of animals, their form and function. Youll study how animals have evolved and adapted to different environments in terms of their ecology, behaviour and physiology.

Youll learn how this knowledge can be put to use to guide conservation and understand the impacts of pollution and climate change on animals. Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside is rich in biodiversity and youll visit...

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4 Years

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Year 1, Year 2, Year 3

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A level


Including Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Science

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Scottish Higher


Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics at Grade B. If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.

Access to HE Diploma


Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 33 Credits at Merit & 12 Distinction to include Biology or Chemistry or Physics at Level 3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including a ^Science at minimum grade 5. ^Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)


Grades H2/H2/H3/H3 to include a Science subject (Biology/Human Biology/Chemistry/Physics)

T Level


T Level must be completed in a Science subject or A Level Science may be required. Please contact to check if you meet the subject specific requirements

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Scotland £1,820
England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Republic of Ireland £9,250
EU, International £17,580

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