Biological & Environmental Studies / Wildlife Biology
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This course gives you some understanding of the basic fabric of our planet through the study of chemistry, physics and earth sciences. Graduates gain the knowledge and skills to work as field science technicians in the area of wildlife biology. The course is delivered through a mix of theory, laboratory practice and field activities.
Each week brings you to a new study site, where you spend a full day of field science activity. In first year, you are given a foundation in biology, and this is built on in second year with modules in botany, zoology and microbiology. Ecology is also introduced in second year of the course. There are also modules in environmental science, scientific communication and geographical information systems (GIS).
Wildlife Biology - TL851
This programme is designed to prepare students for work in the areas of ecological consultancy, environmental education and biodiversity conservation. It includes a basic grounding in the chemical and life sciences, with an emphasis on all aspects of the natural environment. The outdoor education modules which feature so prominently in the first two years of this course give you the skills to work and navigate safely in outdoor environments. As with all of our courses, there is a period of work placement in a relevant, professional setting.
It’s important to note that much of this course is delivered in remote and challenging outdoor environments. You need to be reasonably fit, and prepared for bad weather and rough terrain.