Ecology and Conservation (with foundation year) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

This course is an integrated foundation degree, where you'll progress onto our BSc (Hons) Ecology and Conservation course, once you successfully complete your foundation year. Our integrated foundation degrees offer a unique gateway to our BSc courses for those who currently don't meet the degree-level entry criteria. The foundation year acts as a launch pad, supporting you with the transition to university learning. Anticipate a year filled with the development of robust study skills, increased confidence in tackling intricate problems, and the cultivation of independent learning. Rest assured, by the end of this transformative year, you'll emerge well-prepared for the exhilarating challenges that await you at degree level. About the BSc course The world faces unprecedented environmental challenges, which threaten the future of plants, animals and people. 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 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.


Year One - Foundation Biology - Laboratory Skills - Science in Practice - Field Skills - Preparing for Success Year Two - Principles of Ecology - Introduction to Plant Ecology - Biodiversity Conservation - Ecological Census Techniques - Introduction to Animal Ecology - Practical Conservation Skills Year Three - 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.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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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 (with foundation year) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS