BSc (Hons) Conservation and Community Engagement

  • Available in Clearing 2024
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Gain the knowledge and skills to collaborate with local communities and develop successful conservation projects anywhere in the world, with our Conservation and Community Engagement degree at ARU in Writtle.

It’s widely acknowledged in the conservation sector that community engagement is key to the success of conservation projects.

As a student at ARU Writtle, you’ll learn about biodiversity and conservation science, and local and international conservation issues.

You’ll also develop practical skills in habitat and wildlife evaluation and management – learning how to plan and engage in viable projects.

Finally, you’ll develop skills to support education, science communication and human behaviour change.

Study on our rural campus and take the opportunity to get involved in conservation and community projects. You could consider joining the campus sustainability group, championing our hedgehog-friendly campus, or getting involved with the local Forest School.

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Campus facilities and student support

Join a course in Writtle and:

  • study on a beautiful campus in the Essex countryside
  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • make full use of facilities including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more
  • enjoy social spaces including a restaurant, coffee shop and recreation centre.


Our BSc Conservation and Community Engagement will give you the skills to develop and take part in conservation work, and also to communicate conservation issues and science to different audiences.

It's a growing sector: the Department for Education policy paper Sustainability and climate change: a strategy for the education and children's services systems, highlights a significant increase in the number of green jobs by 2030, noting that substantial increases in conservation and sustainability learning are key to meeting those targets.

Graduation doesn't have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our MSc Animal Welfare and Conservation or MSc Conservation Education and Engagement.

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Close to major cities, ARU Writtle is located on a picturesque 150-hectare campus in the heart of the Essex countryside.

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