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BSc Ecology and Conservation Biology(For students entering from September 2024 onwards)

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate a sophisticated and integrated understanding of subject knowledge from across the field of ecology and conservation.
2. Appraise recent developments and hypotheses within the ecology and conservation disciplines, making use of scholarly reviews and primary sources, identifying uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge.
3. Apply advanced analytical and data handling skills to critically evaluate information and experimental results and devise solutions to unfamiliar problems in ecology and conservation.
4. Undertake an extended investigative project, design appropriate research strategies to test complex scientific questions in an area relevant to ecology and conservation.
5. Identify and implement health and safety, ethical regulations and environmental considerations through the completion of an extended final year project and other relevant contexts.

Skills Learning Outcomes
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following skills, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
1. Effectively explain, critique and propose ways in which ecology and conservation researchers can contribute to developing sustainable solutions to current and future world challenges.
2. Effectively communicate and critique ecological information, ideas, problems and solutions in various formats and to a range of audiences.
3. Demonstrate skills necessary for exercising personal responsibility, self-management, organisation and decision making in complex and unpredictable situations.
4. Demonstrate effective team-working skills in a range of situations including inter-disciplinary contexts.


We use a variety of assessment methods to help you develop and assess the specific learning and skills outcomes. At level 3 these may include assessed practical work, involving safety competencies advanced practical skills, complex data handling and statistics, together with problem-solving exercises, group work, essays, project work and oral presentations. There will be opportunities to complete practice questions and receive feedback to support learning.


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