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Ecology and Conservation (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #128 (QS) Lancaster, United Kingdom
Learn how organisms interact with each other and their environment, and discover the impact of human activity in a series of exciting field-based and lab-taught modules with Ecology and Conservation (Hons) programme offered at Lancaster University.
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Overview

Course Overview

The renowned researchers deliver an exceptional training programme that provides a thorough grounding in ecological theory and practice, combining lectures, practicals, fieldwork and small-group tutorials.You will gain a deep understanding and hands-on experience of how these principles are applied in the study and conservation of species and the ecosystems in which they live.

Throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to experience a range of exciting fieldwork modules and residential courses. You will explore the Doñana National Park in the southwest of Spain which is home to a plethora of plant and animal species, including the world’s most endangered cat, the Iberian Lynx; you can visit some of the UK’s last remaining natural habitats in rural Scotland, and observe a range of animals including red deer, mountain hare, pine marten, osprey and golden eagle; or contribute to an expert-led study of the Rift Valley of Kenya, where you will evaluate the challenge of balancing tropical conversation and human activity.

Careers

Ecology and Conservation (Hons) programme offered at Lancaster University maintain an excellent record for graduate prospects spanning a wide range of roles including Environmental Consultant, Nature Conservation Officer and Recording Officer with the Wildlife Trust. Alternatively, many of our graduates continue their studies to postgraduate level and pursue scientific research in areas such as soil and crop science. Our goal is to empower all our graduates with the skills, confidence and experience they need to achieve a successful career. You will be offered a wide range of support, helping you realise your career ambitions and providing you with the skills to reach your full potential.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Environmental Processes and Systems
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Global Change Biology
  • Global Environmental Challenges
  • Spanish-Donana Field Course
  • Zoology
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Field Biology
  • Populations to Ecosystems
  • Principles of Biodiversity Conservation
  • Research Design and Delivery
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation with External Partner

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

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General Requirements

  • A Level ABB
  • Required Subjects A level grade BB in two sciences from the following; Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
  • GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including two science subjects at HL grade 6
  • BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Merit to include sufficient science. We require Distinctions in majority of relevant science units. Please contact the Admissions Team for further advice.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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