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Ecology and Conservation (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

As the world's ecosystems come under increasing pressure, the need for trained scientists in ecology and conservation becomes ever-more important. With this degree, you will be ideally placed to play a role in tackling the key issues.

The programme will build your knowledge of how organisms function and interact in communities and ecosystems. You'll develop your passion for the natural environment together with the skills to work throughout the world in conservation and ecology.

This course allows you to:

  • carry out fieldwork in Exmoor, the New Forest, Spain and Belize

  • complete an independent research project, working alongside our active research staff

  • choose from a selection of modules to tailor your degree to your interests

  • spend a semester studying at a university in Europe or Australasia

  • gain valuable experience from a year in employment

  • develop sought-after transferable skills

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 289.33 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

Depending on your A-levels and performance in year 1, you may have the opportunity to transfer to a related biological sciences degree at the end of the first year.