- Explore the Biology of animals, plants and ecosystems in the UK and around the world.
- Learn in the field, laboratory, classroom and using new technology.
- Engage in creative interdisciplinary approaches to help tackle one of the world’s greatest challenges.
Year 1 covers the fundamental concepts of Biology, Ecology, Conservation and Natural History. You will learn key scientific, practical fieldwork and communication skills that you will use throughout your degree and beyond. Year 2 introduces more applied content, and includes key research skills, work placement opportunity, environmental management, animal behaviour and an independent project. You will learn practical techniques, such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), both on campus and on a residential field course. There will also be opportunities for multidisciplinary study including fields such as social economics, environmental humanities, creative arts and psychology. Year 3 - This placement year provides you with the opportunity to identify, apply for, and secure professional experience, normally comprising one to three placements over a minimum of nine months. Successful completion of this module will demonstrate your ability to secure and sustain graduate-level employment. By completing the module, you'll be entitled to the addition of 'with Professional Placement Year' to your degree title. In your final year you will learn how to put what you have learned into practice, with a focus on more specific skills needed for the workplace. You will conduct your own dissertation research project, choose between an international and UK field course, and explore how you can work with society to create change. Opportunities for multidisciplinary study will continue, allowing you to take novel approaches to conservation tailored to your interests, for example protected species studies and wildlife film making.
The assessments will include written coursework, practical and field work, production of digital materials, presentations and some traditional exams. Coursework will typically include practical files, laboratory reports, essays and technical reports, but also reflective blogs, filmed pieces, and resource creation. Many assessments will allow you to choose the precise focus and hence to tailor your studies around your own particular interests.
How to apply
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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