This integrated masters course advances your skills in environmental biology research. You'll study how to write research proposals and how to communicate your research to a wider audience. You'll develop your project management skills and your grasp of analytical techniques. All of these are essential if you decide you'd like a research career. Our course uncovers the human impacts on our natural environment. You will study environmental threats and management. The biggest threats to biodiversity are climate change, habitat loss, invasive species. You'll study the effect of these threats, and learn ways to manage and reduce them. Topics include:
- Animal behaviour
- Environmental protection
- bat surveys
- phase one habitat surveys
- sustainable homes
- renewable energy
- winter tree ID
- Industry placement - you can add a year in industry between years three and four
- Study abroad - options include our Malaysia campus, Australia, Canada, or Europe
Core modules in your first year introduce the principles of ecology and biodiversity. You'll learn about evolution and behaviour. Studying how natural selection has shaped how organisms interact with their environment. Learning through lectures, lab sessions and field visits. In year two you'll gain more practical fieldwork skills as part of a non-residential field course. The Ecology module teaches you how interactions between species can drive co-evolutionary processes. In the second year and third years, you have lots of optional modules. You can choose to study plant evolution and ecology in The Green Planet module. In your third year the research project enables you to use your skills to work on a piece of original research. This can be lab, field or literature based. You will design the study, collect and analyse data. Optional modules include Conservation, Evolutionary Ecology and the Arctic Ecology Field Course. The additional fourth year enables you to graduate with an integrated masters level qualification. You'll carry out an independent piece of research, and have modules to support this. You'll develop further skills in the co-ordination and communication of research projects.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Minimum 5.5 in each element.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Minimum 17 in Writing and Listening; 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.|
|PTE Academic||65||Minimum 59 in each element.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.