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BSc (Hons)Ecology and Environment

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Overview

There are at least two compelling reasons why Ecology and Environment are important subjects at degree level. First, the world is faced with profound environmental and ecological challenges. Second, in response to this, employment in the environmental sector is currently healthy and growing for suitably qualified graduates.

Ecology is at the heart of our programme, with core concepts ranging from ecosystem structure and function to population dynamics. These fundamentals are complemented by applied topics such as living with environmental change, marine ecology, biodiversity and conservation biology, and new computer technologies such as Geographical Information Systems.

You may also take modules from Ocean Sciences, Geography and Geology, including hydrology, oceans and climate, soils, climatology, sustainability, and environmental change.

A major strength is the emphasis on practical and field-based work, with field work modules in all three years of the degree. Some students take summer modules with the Field Studies Council in field identification of organisms such as plants, amphibians and reptiles, and bats, developing further skills for environmental work.

Residential field courses visit the Scotland and West Wales and you will make short visits to important ecosystems, and sites affected by industry in Merseyside and the Northwest. There are opportunities for additional residential field courses at centres in the UK and overseas (currently Uganda).

Programme structure

Programme Year One

Year 1 develops the essential skills required to be an Ecologist and builds a foundation of knowledge on the physical and biological environments. Two optional modules allow you to focus a little more on the subjects that interest you.

Programme Year Two

Year 2 develops more specialist skills and knowledge in Ecology and Environment. Three optional modules include a choice of Ecological, Environmental, Geographical, Biological and Oceanographical topics, indicating the breadth and depth of this subject area.

Programme Year Three

The core compulsory modules focus on research skills and include your independent research project. A wide choice of specialist research-led modules from right across the University allows you to focus on the subjects which interest you the most. You choose two or three optional modules, or other modules by approval, to make up the required number of credits.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have a diverse range of careers, including, media, environmental consultancy, administration, academia, teaching, local and national government and international banking. Recent graduates who have careers within the sector include fisheries observers, surveyor, seabird research assistant, field assistant on mammal surveys, rangers and conducting environmental surveys for construction work. Many choose to continue their studies at Masters or PhD level on topics such as fish assemblages in mangroves, marine ecosystem responses to climate change and carbon sequestration in soils.

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