The foundation course is designed for applicants who do not meet the admissions criteria for the Natural History degree. You’ll start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your scientific skills and knowledge. Following successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the first year of the BSc (Hons) Natural History degree.
You'll study the principles of natural history, taxonomy, ecology and biology as well as learning about the scientific research process and data analysis.
Through the study of habitats and environments, you will learn to identify animal behaviour and ecological interactions. Complementing these areas are modules on digital photography and film-making, allowing you to record and communicate the wonders of the natural world that you will experience during the course.
By graduation, you will have the professional skills to work for national parks, nature reserves, environmental and planning consultancies, national and international wildlife bodies, national, regional and local government, utility companies and regulatory agencies. Your analytical skills will give you excellent prospects in research and policy development. You can even make wildlife films to gain career options in visual media and environmental education. Typical roles include:
- Environmental Consultant
- Video Producer
- Conservation Officer/ Manager
- Environmental Manager
The Natural History (Including foundation year) (Hons) course at University of South Wales give students opportunities to gain practical experience and develop transferable skills to help them when they enter the world of work. For many students, a degree is an important step in achieving their career ambitions. Our courses generate motivated and able graduates with a range of key skills. They are highly valued by employers for the scope of their knowledge, and have excellent communication and critical thinking skills. Laboratory work and field projects ensure our students have strong research and team working skills.
Employability skills and work-based learning are built into our natural science courses. For example, we build in the practical skills that are outlined by the professional bodies. In the second year, research and report writing skills are developed alongside field skills and the writing of field reports. The final year gives you the opportunity to undertake work-based learning and to conduct project work.
The BSc (Hons) Natural History degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.
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- Foundation Biology
- Key Skills and Professional Development
- Foundations of Earth Science
- Foundation Ecology and Environmental Science
- Foundation Natural History
- Scientific Data Literacy
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- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Typical A-Level Offer
- Typical BTEC Offer
- Typical IB Offer
- Typical Access to HE Offer
- Additional Requirements
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International13500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 48 months.
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