Ecology and Conservation at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

The world faces unprecedented environmental challenges, which threaten the future of plants, animals and people. You'll focus on ecological concepts, the natural world, and how we conserve it, through exploring community and ecosystem ecology of habitats, plants and the people who use them. This course will help you explore practical solutions to these problems, through a range of lectures, practicals and fieldwork, preparing you for a career in ecology and conservation. You’ll study how ecological concepts can be applied to conserve nature, and the threats from pressures such as climate and land-use change. You will look at the ecology of plants, animals and land use, the conservation of organisms and the management of habitats - including learning how to manage them through practical experience. You will examine environmental impact assessment and global food security issues. The course also explores methods of ecological investigation using geographical information system (GIS) skills.


Year One

  • Principles of Ecology
  • Introduction to Plant Ecology
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Ecological Census Techniques
  • Introduction to Animal Ecology
  • Practical Conservation Skills
Year Two
  • Applied Habitat Management
  • Land Use Ecology
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Environmental Monitoring and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Law and Policy
  • Technical Skills
Final year
  • Dissertation
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Introduction to Ecological Consultancy
and (pick two - one of which must be a field course):
  • Africa Field Course
  • UK Field Course
  • Global Agriculture and Food Security
  • Marine and Freshwater Ecology
Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

Assessment method

Year 1 Coursework (67%), written exam (33%) Year 2 Coursework (83%), written exam (17%) Final Year Coursework (83%), written exam (17%)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Ecology and Conservation at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS