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Ecology and Conservation Biology MBiol (Hons)

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Biology - MBiol (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Ecology and conservation biology is of fundamental importance for our wellbeing and prosperity, as they affect the way we produce food, maintain our air and waters and also how we sustain biodiversity amid climate change.As we see populations continue to grow, human activities are transforming the planet, threatening biodiversity. It has never been more important to understand the ecological processes underpinning these challenges and how we can use this knowledge to manage and conserve biodiversity in a rapidly changing world.You'll be provided with cutting-edge knowledge and experience of the processes that determine the distribution and abundance of different species, and how species interact with each other and their environment. You will develop your research skills, not only in the lab but also in the field. There’s also an opportunity to broaden your perspective and tailor your degree in a multidisciplinary way, by studying relevant optional modules, such as creating sustainable futures or environmental law in other university departments.Our optional integrated Masters (MBiol) offers you an additional year of specialist training, to study advanced research topics and undertake an extended project. You’ll also be able to study advanced Masters-level topics, with the option to study savannah ecology and conservation in Kenya.**Course highlights:**- The ecology and conservation programme gives you the opportunity to choose from a wide range of modules, meaning you can study topics that you are passionate about.- With optional modules in Faculties across the University, such as the School of Earth and Environment and the School of Law, this is one of the broadest degree programmes in this topic.- Gain experience in a wide range of ecological and conservation contexts through specialised modules and research projects.- Confront different ecological and conservation issues and develop practical field-based skills during your residential field courses in Spain and on the coast of Scotland.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 25,250per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

Including biology and preferably another science or science-related subject. If biology is the only science subject then an A grade is required. Critical thinking and general studies excluded.We accept the following:• Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics.• Science-related subjects: computing, environmental science, food science, geography, geology, PE, psychology, science in society, statistics, use of mathematics.Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to a


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University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 100 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    150 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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