Field study is an essential element in the study of wildlife conservation, geography and environment, and anthropology. Participating in field trips and research projects brings your learning to life.
The School of Anthropology and Conservation offers you many exciting opportunities to apply the knowledge you have gained in the classroom to projects in the field. From studies based on the campus itself and visits to sites in the local area, to trips to Europe and beyond as far as Costa Rica, you learn the practicalities of collecting, analysing and recording data to develop your skills.
On our Wildlife Conservation Programme, we currently run optional residential field courses within Kent, and also to Jersey and Costa Rica.
"Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory opened my eyes to a different field of scientific data collection, as well as seeing conservation science in action. I'm now pursuing my dissertation topic on bird migration."
As well as participating in field trips, you have the opportunity to conduct your own research project. Many students choose to undertake their research abroad. Some Wildlife Conservation students even choose to join our research vessel in the Peruvian Amazon.
One-day trips that are compulsory to a module are funded by the School. You may need to part-fund field trips that form part of optional modules, or longer trips.
The School aims to create a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our students, both on and off campus. Thus we have created guidance to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff that take part in field trips.
“Being immersed in a breath-taking tropical rainforest environment was incredible. Conservation on the frontline, from all angles. Learning how to survey biodiversity and its ecosystem services was invaluable...can we go again?"