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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Biology
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
89% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
96

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

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.

Modules

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.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Cathedral

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

28%
72%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
29%
71%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

60%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
234 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
20% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

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?

% employed or in further study 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: records

4%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

21%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Things are improving - slowly - for biology graduates, so don't get too worried about the unemployment stats above, as they are normally more encouraging. If you want a career in biology research – and a lot of biology students do - you'll need to take a doctorate, so give some thought as to where you might do it and how you might fund it (the government still funds doctorates for good students). If you think you only want to do a first degree for now, there are jobs for biologists in science and clinical labs and in the health, food and water industries. But you can actually get all sorts of jobs with a biology degree – last year’s biology graduates got jobs in sectors ranging from PR to accountancy.
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