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University of Worcester

Ecology and Environmental Science

UCAS Code: DN49

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96-112

96 UCAS tariff points must include two A levels from: Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Maths, Biology, or Physics. 104 UCAS tariff points must include one A level from: Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Maths, Biology, or Physics.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Ecology

Environmental sciences

Studying joint BSc (Hons) Ecology and Environmental Science at the University of Worcester will give you the knowledge and skills for a successful career in the conservation and/or environmental sector.

Ecology and Environmental Science make an excellent combination for students wishing to gain a greater understanding of how wildlife (animals and plants) interacts with the physical and chemical environment. Not only do students gain a solid understanding of species and their interactions in communities, habitats, and ecosystems, but they also investigate how such relationships are being affected by human impacts, including environmental pollution. This degree programme delivers the analytical skills of the environmental scientist with the species and habitat knowledge and understanding of the ecologist; graduates are therefore able to approach environmental issues more holistically.

Our Ecology and Environmental Science degree programme is highly contemporary which ensures our students receive the training in advanced and cutting-edge techniques and emerging areas. This will include the use of wildlife trail cameras, the use of drones for atmospheric sampling and habitat mapping, the detection of residual pesticides using Gas-Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), mapping using GIS software, species identification, small mammal trapping, investigating and measuring responses of plants and invertebrates to climate change. Specialist modules that assist with employability include biological surveying, environmental impact assessment, atmospheric processes and pollution, restoration ecology and project management.

The University of Worcester is superbly placed geographically to numerous sites of high wildlife value, including nature reserves, Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). Contrasting environments further afield can also be explored during the Mediterranean Environments Field Course to France. Additionally, strong links to industry gives access to industrial sites such as quarries, waste and recycling centres and water treatment plants. The University’s laboratories meet modern expectations for professional laboratories with two dedicated for student research in addition to those used for teaching.

These sites and facilities provide excellent opportunities for students to gain unrivalled amounts of hands-on ecological and environmental experience. A key strength of this course is that most modules include practical sessions, enabling students to learn and develop new skills and put theory into practice.

Key features
• Small class sizes (typically 15-30 students)

• Exceptional staff contact time (typically 12-16 hours per week)

• Enthusiastic and experienced lecturers committed to delivering high-quality research-based teaching

• A friendly and supportive learning environment with an open-door policy and support from a personal academic tutor

• Numerous fieldwork opportunities, including the Mediterranean Environments Field Course

• State-of-the-art facilities to support your learning, including lab-based analytical equipment and a wide range of specialist field equipment

• Authentic assessments that prepare students for the real world

• Opportunities to study abroad (Erasmus)

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Worcester

Department:

Institute of Science and the Environment

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.

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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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Environmental sciences

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After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Ecology

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Environmental sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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