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Course summary

Explore the science behind society's ecological and conservation challenges and the system changes needed to conserve species, habitats, landscapes and ecosystems. You will graduate with the subject-specific, research, field and laboratory skills needed for an exciting career in this increasingly important field. Why choose this course?

  • Top 20 in the UK for Geography and Environmental Studies (Guardian University League Table, 2022)
  • Tackle a real-world ecology project and contribute to positive change
  • International year and work placement options
  • Our unique 600-acre campus offers a fantastic natural environment to perform fieldwork
  • Personalise your degree with a variety of optional modules
Our Ecology and Conservation BSc will provide you with an understanding of ecology, conservation biology, conservation practice and environmental management to address the ecological and conservation issues facing our planet. With a strong emphasis on applied learning, our programme includes fieldwork opportunities during each year of your studies for you to develop career enhancing skills in ecological and conservation practices, approaches, methods and research design. From mapping habitats to sampling waters, soils and invertebrates, fieldwork is embedded into core modules throughout your studies to ensure you graduate with key ecology and environmental observation and interpretation skills. Throughout your studies you will also have the opportunity to choose from a variety of optional modules. This will add breadth and depth to your learning and enable you to personalise your degree towards your career aspirations or interests. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

Modules

For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/ecologyandconservation/#entry-reqs


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
66%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
93%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please note, our fees for 2024 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2023 entry fees are detailed on our course pages, and a summary is available on our website: keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/tuitionfeesandfunding/undergraduatetuitionfees/
Ecology and Conservation at Keele University - UCAS