|Study location||United Kingdom, Aberystwyth|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
good results in Biology
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
Additionally, state English examination results are accepted as proof of proficency.
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Ecology focuses on the interactions between organisms and their environment. Knowledge of these interactions underpins our understanding of how wildlife will respond to current and future environmental threats, including climate change and habitat destruction.
Here’s why we think Aberystwyth is a great place to be an ecologist.
- Passionate teaching staff that conduct research in all areas of ecology
- Direct access to some wonderful locations and habitats, including the Dyfi National Nature Reserve, and Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons National Parks
- International field courses that will take you into tropical rainforests and Arctic tundra ecosystems
- We are an industry leader in education and training for environmental careers
If you are concerned about our common future, and the threats of climate warming, habitat destruction and species losses, this forward-looking degree is for you. We train the new generation of ecologist for the environmental challenges and opportunities ahead.
You will be fully supported with developing your employability skills throughout the degree scheme. The degree will allow you to develop specialist skills such as the ability to identify plants and animals using knowledge and biological keys and analyse environmental and biological data from the field as well as developing a range of transferable skills highly valued by employers.
Increasing awareness of the impact of environmental threats means that demand for qualified ecologists is growing. With their thorough training in fieldwork, laboratory skills and data analysis, our Ecology graduates are well-placed to enter careers in research or industry in fields related to conservation and environmental protection. The breadth of the course also presents a sound basis for a career in teaching, either in a school or college or in a field centre. Other career opportunities include working for government or commercial laboratories, local or national government, environmental consultancy, science writing and public services. Our graduates are excellently placed to apply for jobs with organisations such as DEFRA, the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Natural England, ADAS, the Forestry Commission, Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Wales Environment Link, the National Grid, and Severn Trent Water. Furthermore, some Ecology graduates transfer to other careers including business, commerce and law after further professional training.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.