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Ecology and Conservation (with Foundation Year)
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Ecology and Conservation (with Foundation Year)

Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, Great Britain
On campus
 2483 Points
4 Years

Program Description

Our oceans need protecting. Gain a deep understanding of the concerns surrounding marine environments and the specialist skills to tackle them on our Marine and Terrestrial Conservation degree in Cambridge.

As a conservation student at ARU, you’ll go on field trips in the UK and Europe. There are also opportunities to view wildlife and ecology in Africa, and experience diving and marine biology overseas. As a graduate with practical, hands-on experience, you’ll be equipped to work in marine biology, ecology or conservation with governments, environment agencies and research establishments.

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

Entry Requirements

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Year 1

Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

ICT Skills

Maths for Scientists

Cellular Biology 1

Critical Thinking

Biology: Physiology


Physics for Life Sciences

Year 2

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 3

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


Year 4


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


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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