Ecology and Conservation at University of Sussex - UCAS

Course summary

94% of our research overall in Biological Sciences was assessed to be world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021) Top 20 in the UK for Environmental Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023) About the course Managing environmental change, and conserving rare animals and plants are among today’s key ecological challenges. There’s never been a greater need for trained ecologists and conservation biologists to find solutions. On your course, you’ll be taught by ecologists who are active in conservation projects at local, national and international levels. Our experts influence global debates on topics including:

  • evolutionary biology
  • species conservation
  • environmental sustainability.
You’ll join a friendly and supportive community of students and scientists in the School of Life Sciences. At Sussex, you’re in the ideal place for studying Ecology and Conservation. You’ll have the UNESCO-recognised South Downs National Park on one side, and the coast on the other. If you’d like to go further afield for inspiration, we offer field trip opportunities across the UK, Portugal, Southern Africa, the Red Sea and Ecuador. Your specialist knowledge and rich skillset prepare you for a career in a wide range of related sectors. Recent graduates are now making a positive difference to our world working for:
  • Natural England
  • the Environment Agency
  • the RSPB
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Greenpeace.
And in addition, in your integrated Masters year, you gain a strong theoretical and practical foundation for a career in – or related to – research. You’ll spend a semester working on an individual research project in one of our Ecology and Conservation research teams. In this year, you’ll develop advanced skills in technical, analytical and scientific communication skills. MSci or BSc? We also offer this course as a three-year BSc. About Sussex Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better. Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries. Location We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast. We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away. With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Including at least 5.5 in each component. We accept IELTS One Skills Retake. We do not accept IELTS Online.
PTE Academic59Including at least 59 in all four skills. We do not accept the PTE Academic Online test.
TOEFL (iBT)80TOEFL (iBT), including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing. We do not accept TOEFL (iBT) Home Edition.

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £25000 Year 1
International £25000 Year 1

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Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.
Ecology and Conservation at University of Sussex - UCAS