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University of Brighton

Ecology and Conservation

UCAS Code: CFC8

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,C,C

A levels to include a grade B in a Science.

Access to HE Diploma

M:24

Pass with 60 credits overall. Must include 12 credits in biology. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4) At least three GCSEs, subjects must include English language, mathematics and a science.

May enable you to start the course in year 2.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Three subjects at Higher Level, to include grade 5 in HL Biology.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-MMM

In a Science based subject.

UCAS Tariff

104-96
88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Ecology

Biodiversity conservation

Ecology is the study of the relationship between organisms and their physical and biological environments, and as such plays a crucial role in areas as diverse as conservation biology, natural resource management and community health.

With a strong emphasis on applied learning, the course offers fieldwork opportunities in each year, with optional field trips to international locations such as South Africa and the Mediterranean, as well as local areas. You will develop your practical skills in our specialist laboratories purpose-built for the study of ecology, molecular biology and microbiology.

You will benefit from research-informed teaching from internationally recognised staff and engage with specialist areas of ecology, especially in the final year when you can work alongside a member of staff to research an area of personal interest.

The opportunity of a placement year gives you the chance to explore a potential specialism, develop your skills, and help secure valuable work experience.

If you achieve the required standard in year 2, you can choose to progress directly to the third year of the Ecology and Conservation MSci and study towards a masters-level qualification.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,604
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brighton

Department:

School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Ecology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

95%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Biosciences

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,203
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Other elementary services occupations
13%
Secretarial and related occupations
13%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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