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Ecology and Conservation

Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, Great Britain
Full-time
€16,556.35/year
 2483 Points
Duration
3 Years
Language
English

Program Description

Our oceans need protecting. Gain a deep understanding of the concerns surrounding marine environments and the specialist skills to tackle them on this Cambridge-based course. You’ll go on field trips in the UK and Europe and have opportunities for viewing wildlife and ecology in Africa and marine biology/diving overseas. With Cambridge becoming a world centre for wildlife conservation, you’ll be equipped to work in marine biology, ecology or conservation with governments, environment agencies and research establishments.

Notes:
• Tuition fees for students who have citizens' rights after Brexit: £9,250/year

Entry Requirements

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Education
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
16
or
Foundation Year
55
or
IB Diploma
24
English Level
TOEFL (internet based)
80
or
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
A levels
C
or
IGCSE
C
or
IELTS
6
or
PTE
57
Notes:

Other accepted qualifications:

  • International Advanced Levels (A Levels)
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management or Applied Science or Marine Biology and Ecology at grade Distinction, Merit, Merit is accepted.

Alternative English language requirements:

  • Our preferred tests are IELTS, TOEFL iBT (80 overall and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking) and Pearson PTE ( 57 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components), so we recommend you take one of these if possible. We also recognise the following qualifications/tests:
  1. Trinity College: Integrated Skills in English (ISE)
  2. LanguageCert International ESOL SELT tests
  3. International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA

Important Information:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma must include Biology at Higher level.
  • If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry. We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas.
  • If you've completed study at university level in the UK or your home country you may be eligible to enter directly into Year 2 or 3 of a related degree course at ARU.

Curriculum

Year 1

Animal Physiology and Behaviour

Introduction to Ecology and Conservation

Principles of Biology

Quantitative Techniques and Tools for Biologists

Personal and Professional Development - Level 4

Year 2

Marine Biology and Conservation

Principles of Genetics and Evolution

Biological Oceanography

Ruskin Module

Field Skills in Biology

Marine and Terrestrial Communities

Biological Research Skills

Personal and Professional Development - Level 5

Optional modules:

GIS and Spatial Ecology

Evolutionary Bases of Behaviour

Mammalogy

Year 3

Biogeography

Current Topics in Marine Biology

Practical Marine Biology

Wildlife Conservation

Sustainable Land Management

Undergraduate Project

Optional modules:

Tropical Ecology and Management

Behavioural Ecology

Population Ecology and Wildlife Management

Careers

You’ll have the specialist skills you need to work in your chosen area of:

  • marine biology
  • ecology
  • conservation

You could apply for work in the UK or internationally, for employers such as:

  • governments
  • environment agencies
  • education institutions
  • research establishments
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