What Will You Study

You will begin your degree with an integrated first year, which combines subject-specific modules, such as Evolutionary Biology, and Biodiversity and Conservation, with broader modules introducing key environmental issues.  In your second year, modules include Populations to Ecosystems and Principles of Biodiversity Conservation.

In your third year you will study modules such as Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, and Conservation in Practice.  You will also undertake your own research project, during which you will benefit from the experience of our internationally-renowned academic staff. There are also opportunities to carry out your project with a commercial partner, or at a European university via the Erasmus scheme. In addition, we offer specialist topics with visiting lecturers from leading UK environmental agencies and charities, such as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

In your fourth year you will take four masters-level modules from the wide range on offer such as Environmental Toxicology and Wildlife Monitoring Techniques. You will also undertake a dissertation and a ten-week placement with a graduate employer as part of your professional experience.