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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Conservation Biology (Optional Placement) University of Plymouth University of Plymouth, UK

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GBP 18100

Tuition Fee (GBP)

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 Free

Application Fee

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36 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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76

TOEFL

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70%

Min GPA

Program Overview

 Why should we conserve biodiversity? How can we manage and restore habitats? With a hands-on approach, we’ll give you the scientific tools to address these issues, developing your understanding of plant and animal biodiversity in the UK and abroad. Develop your knowledge of key areas such as population ecology, evolutionary processes, behavioural ecology, conservation genetics and habitat management, and prime yourself for a career in ecology, conservation or environmental monitoring.

This course focuses on conservation in terrestrial, marine and freshwater environments. You will experience two compulsory overseas residential field courses in years one (Spain) and two (Mexico), giving you first-hand experience of a range of ecosystems in other parts of the world. There’s no extra to pay: it’s all included within your tuition fees. You’ll participate in an optional work placement year, giving you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a real world context.

Key Features

  • We’re very proud of our National Student Survey (NSS) 2019 return. 100% of the student respondents said our staff are good at explaining things, 100% said that the course intellectually stimulating and 95% also expressed overall satisfaction with the course.*
  • Explore the varied natural habitats for fieldwork on our doorstep in Devon and Cornwall.
  • Experience two compulsory overseas residential field courses in years 1 (Spain) and 2 (Mexico), giving you first-hand experience of a range of ecosystems in other parts of the world. There’s no extra to pay: it’s all included within your tuition fees.
  • Benefit from enthusiastic, committed, and approachable staff whose expertise is endorsed with years of research and work in the private conservational sector.
  • Participate in an optional work placement year, giving you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a real world context. 
  • Benefit from our strong links with local organisations such as Paignton Zoo, the Eden Project, the Devon Wildlife Trust and Dartmoor National Park, along with various countryside management teams.
  • Equip yourself with the academic background and skills training for careers in ecology, conservation, environmental monitoring and habitat management. 
  • LABplus is a unique open access laboratory and resource centre designed for students studying science and engineering courses. The lab provides a flexible workspace, computing facilities, specialist software, access to microscopes, microscope cameras and bespoke resources. 
  • Take part in small group tutorials running throughout Years 1 and 2.
  • Boost your practical skills using our specialised facilities including controlled environment chambers, experimental glasshouses, and an electron microscopy unit.
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Additional Information

Program Level 3-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Post-Study Work Visa (PSWV) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have Standard XII Higher Secondary Certificate.

    6 IELTS Score
    76 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    70% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Tuition Fee

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    Average Tuition Fee Per Year

    18100

    Tuition Fee
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     Free

    Application Fee
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    12000 Per year

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