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Course summary

People have an enormous impact on their environment through resource use, habitat loss and degradation, and climate change. Understanding how our actions impact the ecological balance across the planet, and what we can do about it, has never been more important. Our BSc (Hons) Ecology and Conservation course will teach you the science of ecology and conservation and provide practical training in field,laboratoryand analytical techniques. You will understand how animals, plants, fungi and microorganisms interact with their environment, as well as the relationship between people and the rest of the biosphere. You'll learn about the policies and management strategies that aim to safeguard our biodiversity and the ecosystem services upon which humans depend.Stirling is a superb place to study Ecology and Conservation. We're near to diverse landscapes and can link up with more environmental and conservation organisations than anywhere else in the UK. We work closely with a wide range of national and international organisations including conservation charities, Government agencies and industry active in the environmental arena, many of whom are based nearby. Our external collaborative links are crucial to us in ensuring our research reaches the right places, and these also provide a wealth of opportunities for our students finding external partners for dissertations and placements, guest lectures and field training for our students.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 2 entry – Three-year honours SQA Advanced Highers ABB - one sitting GCE A-levels ABB IB Diploma 35 points Essential subjects To include Biology and one of Environmental Science, Geography or Geology.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6Obtain IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill or equivalent.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements there are English language courses which can help you prepare for your degree:

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Fees and funding

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Fee rates have still to be confirmed for the 2023/4 Academic Session. To view the fee rates for last session, please review on our website:
Ecology and Conservation at University of Stirling - UCAS