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University of Worcester

Ecology and Environmental Science

UCAS Code: DN49

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

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

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)

The Uni


Course location:

University of Worcester

Department:

School 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.

86%
high
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

98%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

94%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Geographical and environmental studies

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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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Environmental sciences

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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