Animal & Conservation Biology introduces the diversity of animals, their form and function. You'll study how animals have evolved and adapted to different environments in terms of their ecology, behaviour and physiology.
You'll learn how this knowledge can be put to use to guide conservation and understand the impacts of pollution and climate change on animals. Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside is rich in biodiversity and you'll visit local sites of scientific interest, gaining valuable fieldwork experience, as well as going on residential trips, including to the Algarve.
You'll leave equipped with a range of skills for a career in animal conservation or management, including species identification, field surveying techniques and collection and analysis of biological data, or you could continue on to postgraduate study.
You'll discover how studies in animal behaviour, ecology, physiology and evolution help us to understand animals in their natural environment. You'll explore the main environmental threats faced by animals, how to assess their habitats and appreciate the many ways to enact effective conservation.
You'll get hands-on fieldwork experience, including residential field trips to the Isle of Cumbrae and the Algarve. Your learning is also supported by internationally recognised research and you'll get the opportunity to conduct your own research project, benefitting from the knowledge of our diverse staff and links with external organisations.
You'll develop a range of specialist skills relevant to future career paths such as:
The applied nature of this course develops skills that enhance your employability, including team working, problem solving, research, communication and IT. You'll also acquire specialist analytical and numerical skills, be able to collect a range of biological data and communicate scientific information effectively.
Local industry links help you with gaining work-related experience and project opportunities, which will enhance your ability to compete for jobs after graduation.
The emphasis on research also equips you with the knowledge and skills to continue on to postgraduate study, including possible PhD study within Edinburgh Napier University.
To apply for our bachelors courses, you should have completed the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with overall 60% or above in the Intermediate (10+2) (XII Standard) exam.
If you have 60% or higher in English in the Indian HSC Intermediate (10+2) (XII Standard) exam, you may be considered for an undergraduate study without a further English test on a case-by-case basis.
6.0 overall, with no component below 5.5
TOEFL Internet Based Test
80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
Pearson’s Test of Academic English
56 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component
|Type of university||Public|
|Mode of Payment||Direct payment, cash by post, Western Union, credit or debit card, or ePay.|
|Accreditation||The Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) or other recognized bodies|
|Housing capacity||1,240 students|
|The average cost of attendance||28,000-30,000 GBP|
The table below shows the estimated cost of living in UK while attending the institute. The cost is presented annually and may vary according to the needs of individuals.
|Item||Amount per annum in GBP|
|Accommodation, Food, Transportation, Books and Supplies, Insurance, etc.||12,600|
For taught undergraduate and graduate programs, any one of the following test scores are required:
|Accepted tests||Minimum required scores|
|IELTS (Academic)||Overall, of 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5|
|TOEFL iBT||Overall, of 80 with a minimum of 17 in listening, 20 in speaking, 18 in reading, and 17 in writing|
|Pearson’s Test of Academic English||Overall, of 56 with a minimum of 51 in each element|
|Cambridge C2 Proficiency (or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE))||Overall, of 169 with a minimum of 162 in each element|
|Cambridge B2 First (or Cambridge English First (FCE))||Overall, of 169 with a minimum of 162 in each element|
|Cambridge C1 Advanced (or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE))||Overall, of 169 with a minimum of 162 in each element|
|Trinity Integrated Skills Test (ISE)||ISEII, ISEIII, ISEIV with a pass in each element|
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, other tests that are accepted by the university include TOEFL ‘At Home’ Test (same scores as of TOEFL iBT), IELTS Indicator (same scores as of TOEFL iBT), online Edinburgh Napier English Language Courses, Duolingo, and IELTS Academic tests taken more than two years but less than four years will be considered with the use of English language in work or education during that period playing a big role.
Duolingo test and its IELTS equivalent is shown below
|IELTS score||Duolingo equivalent|
|6.0 with no subsection lower than 5.5||95-105|
|6.5 with no subsection lower than 6.0||105-115|
|7.0 with no subsection lower than 6.5||115-125|
|7.5 with no subsection lower than 7.0||125-135|
|Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average)||MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK||£850 to £1,050 a month|
|Entrance Exams in UK||TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590|
|Work and Study in UK||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in UK||2 Year after graduation depending on the course.|
|Cost of Student Visa in UK||£348|
|Student Visa in UK||Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.|
|Intakes in UK||There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.|
|Top Job Sectors in UK||IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.|
|Economy in UK||Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal|
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