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Lancaster University

Ecology and Conservation

UCAS Code: C182
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Biology
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAB or equivalent to include two Sciences at grades AB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

50%

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 allows you to select specialist topics to match your interests and spend a year at a partner university overseas. The flexible nature of the programme enables you to focus primarily either on ecology or conservation, or combine the two as your interests determine. Because of the breadth of modules available in Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), you can also expand your knowledge by including earth science and geography modules in your degree.

Modules

Year 1: Evolutionary biology; variety of life; aquatic ecology; life in a changing environment; biodiversity and conservation; environmental processes; environmental issues for the 21st century; interdisciplinary skills; Spanish field course; plus five further optional modules in any subject. Year 2: Study abroad; populations to ecosystems; principles of biodiversity conservation; sampling and identification field course; data collection and analysis; research design and delivery; dissertation or dissertation with work placement. Optional modules: (choose two) Evolution and behaviour; environmental physiology; enterprise for the environment; biogeography and geomorphology; soil science; genetics; ecosystem services and society. Year 3 core modules: (choose five) Amazon field course; frontiers in ecology and evolution; animal behaviour; issues in conservation biology; conservation in practice; global change biology; environmental plant biology; ecophysiology of host-pest interactions; sustainable agriculture. Optional modules: (choose two) Environment, politics and society in Amazonia; environmental remote sensing and image processing; Holocene environmental change; climate and society; recent change in aquatic environments.

Lancaster University

Grizedale College at dusk

Collegiate, local, global: Lancaster is the ultimate university community. Whoever you are, you're bound to feel at home. At Lancaster you won't just be coming to a top 10 university, you'll be coming to a world of opportunity - Lancaster students can volunteer in Malaysia, India and China. We've had the best uni halls for three years running, according to the National Student Housing Survey.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

11%
89%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
48%
52%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

45%
55%

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 89%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

61%

Feedback on work has been prompt

61%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
419 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals

5%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

15%

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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