• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Laboratory and field work are a core part of the degree. And you can put your skills into practice through field work in France and Devon.

In the Animal Biology and Conservation (Hons) programme at the Oxford Brookes University, you will develop excellent skills including:

  • research practice
  • data collection and analysis
  • research presentation skills
  • animal identification and survey techniques required by conservation practitioners. 

Throughout your course you will develop transferable skills such as:

  • public speaking
  • using industry-standard specialised software
  • report writing.

Career prospects

Graduates have developed careers in a variety of roles in biological conservation. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work for conservation trusts (eg RSPB) and government agencies (eg Environment Agency). Our students have been employed as ecological consultants and research biologists at wildlife centres and zoos.

Employers also value the transferable skills you gain at Oxford Brookes. Many of our graduates go on to have diverse careers in management, journalism and the media. 


Accredited by Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

       4 years sandwich

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biodiversity
  • Cell Biology & Genetics
  • The Physical Environment: The Underlying Science
  • Field Course: Identification and Methodology
  • The Practising Scientist
  • The Green Planet

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A Level: Including one A Level or a comparable Level 3 qualification in a science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Maths, PE, Physics, Psychology).
  • GCSE: Grade 4 (C) in English, Maths and Science. For English and Maths, Level 2 Functional Skills are accepted as alternatives to GCSEs.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14800 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Oxford

  • 939 - 1530 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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