Ecology & Conservation

Anglia Ruskin University
En Cambridge (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years

The course in Ecology & Conservation is designed to provide you with the specialised skills required to work as a professional in the discipline of ecology and conservation. The course also provides a very good general training as a scientist, enabling you to work in the field or in the laboratory for a wide range of organisations.

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Requisitos: Required subject(s): GCE A-level Biology (or equivalent qualification) GCSE(s) Preferred: English grade C, Mathematics grade C We welcome applications from International and EU students. There are country-specific entry requirements.


¿Dónde se da y en qué fecha?

comienzo Ubicación
01 octubre 2016
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Marine Biology
IT Management
Skills and Training


Course overview

The environment is a topic that raises important global concerns in relation to human impacts on the biosphere, the loss and degradation of wilderness and the increased vulnerability of species. This is reflected in this course, which is specifically designed to equip students to work as professionals in some area of UK or international ecology/conservation. You will study global and regional biodiversity and the practical aspects of conservation and environmental management.

This course combines the increasingly important scientific disciplines of ecology and conservation biology. The 'ecology' element of the course provides the theoretical background to the understanding of species, communities, habitats and ecosystems. How to apply that knowledge to maintain habitats, populations and biodiversity comes under the heading of 'conservation'. Central to the course is training in the field methods used by working conservationists. Field trips provide the opportunity to practise your new skills, whether songbird survey, mapping using GIS, or an exploration of marine biodiversity - whether on the Devon coast, Western Scotland or the Red Sea.

Hands-on practical classes and field trips form a significant part of the teaching of this degree, in addition to more traditional lectures, seminars and active -learning sessions. The methods of learning and teaching focus on the development of knowledge, academic and transferable skills, including an awareness of moral and ethical issues related to the subject of the degree. Lecturing staff and tutors aim to promote the personal and academic development of students and to provide flexible and accessible approaches to learning and knowledge which will contribute to the employability of graduates.

Module guide

Year one core modules

  • Biomeasurement
  • British Wildlife & Conservation
  • Core Biology
  • Ecology
  • Plant Life

Year two core modules

  • BioGIS
  • Communities and Ecosystems
  • Practical Biodiversity
  • Practical Biology
  • Preparation for Research

Year three core modules

  • Biological Conservation
  • Countryside Management
  • Undergraduate Project
  • Population Ecology & Wildlife Management

Year one optional modules

  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour and Welfare
  • Animal Behaviour in Context
  • Animal Form and Function
  • Introduction to Marine Biology

Year two optional modules

  • Animal Ecophysiology
  • Invertebrate Biology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Tropical Ecology and Management
  • Parasitology
  • Photography and Broadcasting in Natural History
  • Vertebrate Biology

Year three optional modules

  • Biogeography
  • Mammalogy
  • Coastal Marine Biology
  • Practical Marine Biology
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Wildlife Management and Conservation


This course uses a wide range of methods of assessment including essays, practical reports, computer-based assessments, presentations, debates, steeplechase tests, reviews of scientific papers and examinations. The weighting of different assessment methods varies between modules and levels of study.

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Career opportunities: Potential employers include: government agencies, environmental consultancies, wildlife conservation organisations, and educational and research establishments. The course may also lead on to further postgraduate study and a research career.