What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAB or equivalent to include two Sciences at grades AB
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.
% applicants receiving offers50%
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 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.
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.
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
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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
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
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
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
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?