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This degree focuses on ecological concepts, the natural world and how we conserve it. It has been designed
to develop your knowledge and understanding of environmental problems and their solutions. You’ll study how ecological concepts can be applied to conserve nature, and the threats from pressures such as climate and land-use change.
You’ll benefit from studying in a variety of habitats including the wetland, woodland and grassland that form part of our Brackenhurst Campus. It’s the ideal location for you to gain ecological and conservation skills and undertake field studies.
Why choose this course?
- Explore over 200 hectares of farm and woodland estate on our Brackenhurst Campus, an ideal location to study Ecology and Conservation.
- Benefit from studying with a variety of habitats including wetland, woodland and grassland, right on your doorstep.
- Study at one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly universities – NTU has achieved the EcoCampus Platinum award and invested in many environmental-impact innovations.
- Put your learning into practice and boost your appeal to employers with a work placement.
- Get the best of both worlds! Immerse yourself in the subject in our stunning outdoor classroom at Brackenhurst, but still be completely connected to student life and all the events, entertainment, clubs and societies that Nottingham has to offer.
- We have a 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million library on campus.
Careers and employability
You will gain the skills you need to become a:
- reserve warden
- community / site / area ranger
- assistant field ecologist / ecologist
- environmental education officer
- biodiversity officer
- species officer.
You could work for companies such as:
- Forestry Commission
- Wildlife Trusts
- National Trust
- Woodland Trust
- Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
- Environment Agency
- Local Authorities
- Ecological consultancies
- Academic institutions.
Excellent placement opportunities
You will have the option to do a year’s placement in industry. The vital experience you will gain in a vocational position will make you more employable when you graduate.
Sandwich placements take place between Year Two and Year Three. This is an excellent chance for you to explore an aspect of ecology or conservation that interests you as a career while significantly increasing your employment prospects.
Recent student placements include:
- Earth Trust
- Middleton Lakes
- National Trust
- Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).