Ecology and Conservation at University of Kent - UCAS

Course summary

Join the oldest undergraduate conservation programme in the UK. Our degree equips future ecology and conservation professionals. Natural science areas of focus include ecology, wildlife survey methods, rewilding, wildlife management, conservation biology, biogeography, and conservation genetics, and include an emphasis on field trips with some lab-based training too. Explore the human dimensions of conservation including climate change, environmental sustainability, species reintroduction, working with rural communities, human-wildlife conflict and conservation policy, so upon graduation, you can make a real difference in tomorrow’s world. Graduate with skills in wildlife and habitat surveying, data analysis, survey design, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and ecological project management - having planned your own dissertation research project in the final year. Become part of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), an award-winning research centre. You’ll be taught by award-winning DICE staff, giving you the knowledge, skills and global networks to address modern environmental challenges. Our extensive range of UK and overseas field trips take advantage of the UK’s rich landscapes, our beautiful green campus, and you could even venture to the forests and beaches of Costa Rica on our tropical field course. Kent is now an epicentre of rewilding efforts in the UK, and we take advantage of our proximity to reintroduction projects, including the bison in Blean woods, just a stone's throw from the University of Kent.


Year 1 Compulsory modules currently include: Biodiversity  Wildlife Conservation and Management  Principles of Biogeography and Ecology  Environmental Sustainability  Surveying and Monitoring for Biodiversity  Academic and Research Skills  Optional modules may include: Foundations of Biological Anthropology How Humans Evolved Biodiversity of Life Genetics and Evolution People, Place and Environment Geographical Patterns and Processes Year 2 Compulsory modules currently include: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Key Issues in Conservation Science Practical Data Analysis and Interpretation Applied Ecology and Conservation Optional modules may include: Environment and Development Animal Form and Function Plant Physiology and Adaptation Environmental Policy and Practice Year 3 Compulsory modules currently include: Research Project Optional modules may include: Contemporary Issues in Conservation and Geography Tropical Conservation Science Field Course Climate Change and Conservation Saving Endangered Species Geographies of Tourism and Development Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genetics

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  • Year 1

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Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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Ecology and Conservation at University of Kent - UCAS