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Conservation Biology and Ecology with Professional Placement BSc (Hons)

University of Exeter

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This four-year version of the BSc Conservation Biology and Ecology degree includes a year spent undertaking a professional placement between the second and final years. You will spend this third year working in an appropriate organisation and you will apply the skills learnt during the first and second years, improve personal and transferable skills, make new contacts and enhance employability.You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are essential for working conservationists and ecologists, including wildlife identification and data handling. In the first year, we take full advantage of Cornwall’s rich landscapes with many one-day field trips around the South West Peninsula. In the second year, wider experience comes as a result of a variety of field courses in the UK and Europe, while in year three there are opportunities to go overseas. In all these locations we teach vital identification skills and census techniques while at the same time studying local ecology and conservation issues.The degree is delivered by internationally-recognised, research active staff in the Centre for Ecology and Conservation on our Penryn Campus in Cornwall. The Centre hosts a large and thriving group of scientists who work at the cutting edge of research on conservation and ecology and run field research projects across the globe, from Cyprus to Australia.The programme is available as a four-year degree with the third year spent studying at a partner university abroad.Why study Conservation Biology and Ecology at the University of Exeter?•led by some of the UK’s foremost biologists working in evolution, conservation and ecology•field work opportunities in the UK and overseas•close links with a wide range of conservation organisations•state-of-the-art research facilities•low student-staff ratio, so you won’t get lost in the crowd•four year programme with study abroad available•graduate with outstanding employment prospects

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 22,950per year

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A level : AAA

Excluding General Studies.Grade A in one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.

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University information

University of Exeter

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QJ, England

The University of Exeter has 23,500 students, including 6,100 international students from 130 different countries.
Students will find engaged, inclusive, and safe communities, founded on shared values, at all three of the university's campuses in the South West of the UK.
Regular visits to international schools and education exhibitions, plus airport pick-up and international buddy schemes to help students arrive and settle in.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 103 1

    18th out of 57 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    164 72%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    12th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    153 69%

    15th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    14th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    45th

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