Cornwall College

FdSc Wildlife Education and Media

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Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC1013C Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    • CORN142 Wildlife Education

      This module provides students with an understanding of the biodiversity of this planet and allows students to develop methods of informal and formal teaching delivery to a range of audiences in the process. Being able to communicate difficult scientific concepts to the general public is a key element of a zoo, aquarium or nature reserve education officer.

    • CORN144 Fieldwork Techniques

      This module equips students with the skills and knowledge to carry out field work using appropriate techniques, data handling and analyses, and effective communication of ecological information.

    • CORN153 Introduction to Animal Behaviour

      This module is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the theories of animal behaviour and knowledge of behavioural research. Students are expected to undertake a small behavioural survey as part of the module assessment along with a theory test.

    • CORN155 Evolutionary Theories

      This module provides an introduction to the origins of the earth and theories of evolution.

    • CORN157 Introduction to Ecology

      A programme of lectures and visits that introduces students to ecological principles focusing on the ecology of animals, their populations and interrelationships.

    • CORN171 Introduction to Zoology

      This module provides students with an understanding of the key scientific concepts and practical skills which underpin the study of zoological conservation.

    • WEM102 Wildlife and the Media

      This module aims to provide students with a sound basis of ecological concepts; from habitats, ecosystem relationships and food-webs through to nutrient flows, competition and predator-prey relationships. There is also an introduction to population modelling; a useful tool to any wildlife manager.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CORN219 Education and Interpretation in Public Spaces

    • CORN220 Educational Event Management

      To equip students with the practical experience of event management from concept, design, budgeting and organisation through to actual delivery.

    • CORN221 Communicating Science and Natural History

      This module addresses the diverse ways in which science is communicated to a range of audiences - scientific, lay, young and old.

    • CORN263 Primate Behaviour and Cognition

      This module explores some aspects of the behaviour of primates, including how they learn and behave in natural and captive situations.

    • CORN270 Marine Vertebrate Biology and Conservation

    • WEM209 Individual Project

      This module gives students the opportunity to conduct their own project. Student involvement and responsibility stretches from project conception and planning, through defining the aims and objectives of the project, researching relevant literature, day to day management of the project, to analysis and interpretation of data, report writing and presentation.

    • ZOO216 Introduction to Avian Biology and Conservation

      This module will compare the basic body forms of birds and relate form to function. It will also explore through case studies the behavioural ecology of named species and how birds are being protected and conserved.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with Plymouth University at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

*Your progression route application must be submitted by 28th November 2016.

Our partnership with Cornwall College

Plymouth University has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.

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