University of Suffolk has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
The natural world is as fragile as it is fascinating. If you share our passion for understanding and conserving nature and wildlife, this course is ideal for you, and opens the door to many established and emerging careers. We draw on a range of related disciplines to bring the subject to life, covering aspects of animal and plant ecology, marine and freshwater biology, wildlife behaviour, and environmental and conservation science. A willingness to get your hands dirty is essential. Our students engage in fieldwork at numerous sites of scientific and conservation importance across Suffolk, and have the opportunity to study abroad to experience even more diversity in wildlife and habitats. We’ve designed our degree to be more comprehensive than similar programmes elsewhere. In order to equip you with the skills required for careers in emerging new areas, we provide you with a firm foundation in modern biology and laboratory research techniques. The degree is run in close association with a wide range of environmental and conservation organisations, including Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Essex Wildlife Trust, Colchester Zoo, Muntons, Eden Rose Coppice Trust, the Environment Agency, Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Essex and Suffolk Rivers Trust, the Field Studies Council (FSC), and the world-famous Flatford Mill. Graduates from the programme can find employment as conservationists, teachers and science writers, planning consultants, policy advisers, professionals in wildlife parks and zoos, government agencies, and the agri-business and agri-tech sectors, as well as non-government agencies such as the National Trust, RSPB and the WWF.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||University of Suffolk|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||BBC||Applicants are expected to hold A-Level in a science related subject* at Grade C or above. *Suitable science related subjects include: Biology, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Geology, Geography, Human Biology, Engineering and Electronics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Applicants are expected to hold GCSE English, Mathematics and Science related subject* at grade 4/C or above. *Suitable science related subjects include: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Geology, Geography, Human Biology, Engineering and Electronics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Please note Physical Education and Sports Science do not count as science related subjects, and General Studies will not be considered.|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|