Animal Biology and Conservation

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years, or 4 years sandwich

Part time: part-time study is possible




Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


On our Animal Biology and Conservation degree you will study conservation ecology, evolution and developmental biology. And try to answer questions such as:

  • How do we best conserve rare and endangered animal species?
  • What adaptations help animals cope with life in changing environments?
  • How can conservation respond to climate change?

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.

You will develop excellent skills including:

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

We have great links with regional environmental organisations and local employers. We help to provide exciting work placements and career opportunities for our students. Our students have gone on to work with:

  • conservation trusts
  • government agencies
  • wildlife centres
  • zoos.

Specific entry requirements

A Level: Including one A Level or a comparable Level 3 qualification in a science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology).

If you do not have a background in science, we encourage you to consider our Life Sciences foundation year, taught at Abingdon and Witney College. Successful completion of the foundation year enables direct entry into Year 1 of many life sciences-related BSc degrees at Oxford Brookes, including Animal Biology and Conservation.