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Conservation Biology BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Why should we conserve biodiversity? How can we manage and restore habitats? With a hands-on approach, we’ll give you the scientific tools to address these issues, developing your understanding of plant and animal biodiversity in the UK and abroad. Develop your knowledge of key areas such as population ecology, evolutionary processes, behavioural ecology, conservation genetics and habitat management, and prime yourself for a career in ecology, conservation or environmental monitoring.This programme focuses on conservation in terrestrial, marine and freshwater environments. You will experience two compulsory overseas residential field courses in years one (Spain) and two (Mexico), giving you first-hand experience of a range of ecosystems in other parts of the world. There’s no extra to pay; it’s all included within your tuition fees. You’ll participate in an optional work placement year, giving you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a real world context.* We’re very proud of our National Student Survey (NSS) 2020 return: 100% of the student respondents said our staff are good at explaining things, 100% said that the course intellectually stimulating and 97% also expressed overall satisfaction with the course.* Explore the varied natural habitats for fieldwork on our doorstep in Devon and Cornwall.* Experience two compulsory overseas residential field courses in years 1 (Spain) and 2 (Mexico), giving you first-hand experience of a range of ecosystems in other parts of the world. There’s no extra to pay: it’s all included within your tuition fees.* Benefit from enthusiastic, committed, and approachable staff whose expertise is endorsed with years of research and work in the private conservational sector.* Participate in an optional work placement year, giving you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a real world context. * Benefit from our strong links with local organisations such as Paignton Zoo, the Eden Project, the Devon Wildlife Trust and Dartmoor National Park, along with various countryside management teams.* Equip yourself with the academic background and skills training for careers in ecology, conservation, environmental monitoring and habitat management. * LABplus is a unique open access laboratory and resource centre designed for students studying science and engineering courses. The lab provides a flexible workspace, computing facilities, specialist software, access to microscopes, microscope cameras and bespoke resources. * Take part in small group tutorials running throughout Years 1 and 2.* Boost your practical skills using our specialised facilities including controlled environment chambers, experimental glasshouses, and an electron microscopy unit.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

International Student Advice team helps international students get the most from their studies and time in the UK by providing specialist services and guidance.
UKVI Compliance team helps international students find out how the Student visa (formerly Tier 4) regulations apply to them during their studies.
The English Language Centre offers courses to help develop academic English language skills – both before (pre-sessional courses) and during students’ studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 20 6

    41st out of 100 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    149 99%

    2nd

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    24.0 24%

    16th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.71 74%

    13th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    133 60%

    39th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69.0 69%

    51st

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    22nd

    15

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