Ecology and Conservation

Nestled between the Lake District and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we’re perfectly placed to study ecological processes and conservation and our degrees equip you with a comprehensive grounding in the key principles that underpin the major ecological and environmental issues of today’s world.

  • 5th in the UK for Biological Sciences The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
  • 95% student satisfaction for the overall quality of the course National Student Survey 2017
  • 93% go into employment or further study within 6 months DLHE 2012-15

Our Courses

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. Our degrees will also equip you with the knowledge and skills to tackle key global challenges associated with habitat conservation and the functioning of a sustainable ecosystem.

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Take your learning outside of the lecture theatre, as far afield as Spain, Kenya or the Amazon rainforest, with our exciting range of field courses. Our natural surroundings and international links help us to create amazing fieldwork experiences, spanning from half day excursions to week long residential trips.

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Study Abroad

Enhance your studies, boost your self-confidence and immerse yourself in the culture of another country as part of our exciting opportunities to study overseas. You have the opportunity of studying in either North America or Australasia in the second year of your degree, or in Europe for a shorter period through the Erasmus scheme.

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