Ecology and Conservation

If you have studied biology at school or college and you are interested in understanding the workings of nature and how they are affected by human activity then our innovative degree programme in Ecology and Conservation could be what you are looking for.

  • #14 in the UK for Biosciences 2017 Guardian University Guide
  • 96% of students are satisfied with the course 2017 Guardian University Guide
  • 93% go into employment or further study within 6 months DLHE 2012-15

Lancaster was one of the first universities in the world to offer a degree in Ecology and we are still a national leader in this area.

We will provide you with a  thorough grounding in ecological theory and practice and you will gain a deep understanding of how these relate to the conservation of species and the ecosystems in which they live.

This degree will equip you with the real-world skills required to help you tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, whether it's researching underlying scientific principles, the impacts of global environmental change, helping to protect endangered species, or trying to make sure the world has enough food.