Capel Manor College Launches New Degree Programme in Animal Biodiversity and Conservation

Foundation degree students can now apply to study a new animal biodiversity and conservation top-up degree at Capel Manor College from September 2021, which has been designed in partnership with the Royal Agricultural University.

Delivered at the College’s campus in Enfield, this one-year course enables foundation degree and higher national diploma graduates, from related subjects, to upgrade to a full BSc (Hons) degree.

Global policies and trends have been increasingly shifting over the last few decades towards conserving biodiversity globally. This new degree programme aims to educate highly-skilled professionals to be strong contributors towards global conservation efforts, with a focus on providing a broad understanding of holistic approaches to wildlife management and conservation, predominantly on fauna.

Undergraduates can expect to gain advanced wild animal management skills, including in applied technology, whilst furthering the business and enterprise skills they need to work in or manage conservation projects. Students will also have the opportunity to go on international conservation trips to enhance their applied field work skills in places such as South America and South Africa.

Programme Manager of Higher Education in Animal Management, Evangelos Achilleos, said: “We are delighted to offer this new course which will empower individuals to further develop their practical skills, academic research and core knowledge required to work in animal reserves, wildlife rescues, conservation organisations and field-based conservation research both nationally and internationally.”

He continued: “Undergraduates completing this qualification can go on to pursue a career in field conservation, wildlife management, wildlife behaviour, field ecology or conservation science. Alternatively, students can further their education with a master’s degree in conservation biology, wildlife and conservation management, zoo conservation biology or other similar areas.”

The BSc (Hons) Animal Biodiversity and Conservation (Top-Up) programme is currently subject to validation, but prospective students are encouraged to apply through UCAS before the January 2021 application deadline, if possible.

Key information

Start date
20 September 2021

One year

Study mode

Degree level

Qualification type
BSc (Hons) Top-Up 

Capel Manor College – Enfield Campus


UCAS course code

Entry requirements
A foundation degree or a HND award (Merit) in animal science, conservation or another subject related to the BSc Top-Up

Why Capel Manor College?

Capel Manor College is London’s environmental college offering a diverse range of full and part-time courses in further and higher education.

You will learn from industry-experienced tutors and be part of a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere.

Our Enfield Campus is home to 30 acres of idyllic parkland that includes 60 gardens and landscapes, a beautiful Georgian manor house, restaurant, flower shop, dog grooming salon and a zoo with over 75 species of animals.

This campus also runs nearby Forty Hall Farm, a certified organic farm that includes a community market garden and orchard, a local vegetable bag scheme, a Farm Shop and London’s only organic vineyard. The Farm also serves as an educational resource for Capel Manor College’s students.

How to apply

Visit the course listing to find out more about the programme and start the application process through UCAS.

If you have any questions before you apply, you can submit an enquiry via our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch. Alternatively you can talk to us via live chat on our website from Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm.