What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Our Ecology and Conservation degree takes an interdisciplinary approach and incorporates modules taught in the Life Sciences and Geography. This allows you to explore important aspects of ecology, population genetics, animal behavior and other biological disciplines while also learning how they relate to geology, landscape as well as local and global geography. The teaching incorporates a significant amount of practical work, including field-based work, which prepares you for a range of careers in environmental consultancy, conservation and postgraduate research. The Ecology Research Group (ERG) also offers you opportunities to collaborate with lecturers on their research. The ERG has close links with environmental organisations, including Natural England and the Kent Wildlife Trust, creating opportunities for you to network and speak with professionals about employment and career advice.
Year 1: Core modules:core science (double module); discovering geography; people, nature and place; introduction to environmental systems; (plus the following optional module); the physical environment. Year 2: Core modules: biogeography; environment and development; earth as a system; evolution; (plus the following optional modules); environmental and organic chemistry; control systems 1; control systems 2; geomorphology; introduction to geographical information systems; molecular biology; understanding past climate change. Year 3: ecology and conservation; individual study; practical ecology; the countryside â?? change and conservation; (plus the following optional modules); advanced georgraphical information systems; applied physical; geography: climate and society; energy, society and the environment; pests, parasites and pathogens; pollution; regions of risk: human and environmental security; sense and perception.
We're a non-traditional university with an open and welcoming environment - everyone feels at home in our historic settings. Canterbury, our main campus, is a World Heritage Site and one of the safest university cities in England and Wales. As well as a wide range of exciting courses, there is loads to see and do outside of your studies, with London and even France easily accessible for a day trip. Canterbury: think history, great teaching and an unrivalled student experience.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.
UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?