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Ecology and Conservation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #308 (QS) London, United Kingdom
Studying the Ecology and Conservation programme at Royal Holloway University of London will teach you the fundamental principles of how plants and animals interact with each other and the wider environment, applying both theoretical and practical tools to understand diverse aspects of ecology including both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, behavioural ecology and conservation.
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Ecological considerations factor among the key concerns facing our planet today. 

The decline of bee populations, for example, poses a real threat to agricultural crop yields and the health of flowering plants, and groundbreaking research at the Ecology and Conservation programme at Royal Holloway University of London is helping to uncover the reasons behind this crisis.

Career opportunities

Follow your passion for Ecology and Conservation at Royal Holloway, University of London and you’ll graduate with a portfolio of skills to make you an attractive prospect to potential employers.

You’ll gain invaluable lab experience from year 1 onwards, and pick up transferrable skills including scientific and academic writing, logical thinking and presentation. You’ll join our renowned research culture as you complete your independent research project in year 3. Take these experiences in to the workplace and you could join our alumni in sectors including practical conservation, environmental monitoring and nature reserve management.

Our close-knit graduate network means that Royal Holloway alumni often visit to share their knowledge and experience with current students, while opportunities including internships, research project placements and outreach events help you to make the first step towards your future career.


This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. 

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:

  •  Becoming a Bioscientist
  •  Cell Biology and Evolution
  •  Genetics
  •  Ecology and Conservation
  •  Green World: Plant Evolution, Form and Function
  •  Biology in a Changing World
  •  Vertebrate Evolution and Diversity
  •  Biomes and Ecosystems

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A Levels: ABB-BBB
  • Including either Biology, Geography or Environmental Science; plus 1 other science (Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Applied Science, Geology). A Pass is required in the practical element of all Science A-levels taken.
  • At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22600 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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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