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BScEcology and Conservation Biology

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Overview

This three year course gives you a conceptual and practical understanding of communities and ecosystems and the threats they face. Optional modules cover subjects from molecular and evolutionary ecology to biodiversity and ecosystem function.

We have excellent facilities for ecology teaching and research, including controlled environment chambers that simulate conditions ranging from the Tropics to the Arctic, experimental gardens and glasshouses, artificial stream systems, state-of-the-art equipment for DNA, bio-molecular and elemental analyses. The Peak District National Park and other habitats are within easy reach.

There are optional field courses in the Peak District National Park (UK), Anglesey (UK), Ireland, Arctic Sweden, the Mediterranean and the tropical rainforest in Borneo in the summer between your second and third years.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Skills for Biologists 1
Genes, Cells and Populations
Biodiversity
Ecological identification skills
Ecosystems, Climate and Environmental Change
Evolution
Science Challenge: Breaking Boundaries

Optional modules:

Animal Physiology, Reproduction and Development
Animal and Plant Physiology
Behaviour of Humans and Other Animals
Plant Physiology, Reproduction and Development
Population and Community Ecology 1
Reproduction, Development and Growth

Second year

Core modules:

Population and Community Ecology 2
Animal and Plant Science Tutorials
Careers for Biologists
Conservation Principles
Data Analysis
Freshwater Ecology Field Course
Plant Habitat and Distribution
Tropical Forest Ecology and Conservation
Ecology Project

Optional modules:

The Molecular Revolution in Biology
Biotechnology and Food Security
Conservation Principles
Evolutionary Biology
Plant, Cell and Environment
Symbiosis
World Ecosystems
Animal Diversity Practicals
Environmental Biology
Insect Biology
Talking the Talk: Getting Science on Film

Third year

Core modules:

Conservation Issues and Management
Project

Optional modules:

Biology Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme
Conflict and Cooperation
Dissertation
Animal Ecology and Behaviour Field Course
Arctic Ecosystems Field Course
Behaviour Ecology Field Course
Biology and Ethics
Ecotoxicology
Environmental Regulation in Plants
Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems
Evolutionary Ecology
Global Change
History and Philosophy of Science
Human Evolutionary Genetics
Life in Extreme Environments
Marine Ecology Field Course
Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems
The Ecology of Landscapes
Topics in Evolutionary Genetics
Trends in Biology
Tropical Rain Forest: Biology Field Course

Career opportunities

Life scientists are employed throughout business and industry, in universities, schools and hospitals, as well as government departments and charitable foundations. They develop new technology, and improve our health and living standards. They’re vitally important to the economy.

Biology
Research, education, environmental planning, biomedical science, agri-business and biotechnology, international and domestic government (eg DEFRA, Environment Agency, Food Standards, World Bank), and international conservation agencies (eg RSPB).

Zoology
Local, national and international government and industries, addressing issues ranging from conservation and management of natural resources through to medical, veterinary or agricultural research.

Plant Sciences
The national shortage of plant science graduates means there are excellent career opportunities in research institutes, universities, agricultural and horticultural services, in biotechnology and any sector of the economy dealing with climate change.

Ecology
Environmental assessment, management and conservation, biodiversity monitoring, sustainable forestry and agriculture, environmental impact assessment and waste management.

Conservation and Biodiversity
Resource management, conservation, research and education, finance, forensic science, regional planning, journalism, law and bioethics.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States