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Conservation & Environment Higher Education

Environmental demands are increasing across all organisations.

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Industry leading courses

Careers in pure environmental subjects are on the increase as more organisations realise the relevance to their operations of such expertise when considering their environmental impact and navigating fast-changing legislation. University Centre ǿմý is embracing the needs of the local and national workforce by offering relevant and career-changing pathways.

Our foundation degree courses in this faculty focus on vital conservation, biodiversity and environmental care issues but all have broad commercial relevance. The most vocational is in animal conservation with its focus on zoology and ecology, building skills and knowledge in marine and land animal conservation.

The course gave me the confidence and ability to study further for my BSc (Hons). I made friends with my fellow students and some of these also introduced me to conservation professionals some of which I still work with today.


Foundation Degree in Animal Conservation

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Starting salaries for a Nature Conservation Officer range from £18,000 to £24,000



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