Ecology and Conservation Biology BSc

This course explores how humans, animals and plants interact with each other and their environment, and how this determines their abundance, distribution and the biodiversity we see on the planet. You'll learn about how humans impact ecological interactions, the climate crisis, biodiversity and sustainability, as well as what we can do to manage natural resources in the face of changing environments.

Alongside your specialist ecology and conservation modules, from your first year you'll have the flexibility to study topics across the breadth of biology to complement your knowledge. Topics range from plant science, biotechnology and zoology, to neuroscience, genetics and physiology. This flexibility allows you to study ecology and conservation in greater depth, broaden your interests or even switch to another biosciences degree programme.

No matter what modules you choose to study, you'll develop the practical laboratory and transferable skills that make our graduates attractive to employers including project management, problem solving, communication skills and data analysis.

We'll give you plenty of opportunities to apply your new skills and knowledge. You'll be in the lab completing in-depth practicals, out in the Peak District conducting your own research projects, visiting zoos, aquariums and other scientific spots around the country and embarking on a field course in the UK or abroad.

Whether you choose to focus solely on ecology and conservation biology, or study a range of topics across the biosciences, your personal tutor will support you to tailor your degree to your interests and career goals.

If you want to study this course

BSc Award
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

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Standard offer

Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

AAB

including Biology and a second science

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

ABB

including Biology and a second science

A Levels + additional qualifications

| ABB, including Biology and a second science + B in the EPQ; ABB, including Biology and a second science + B in Core Maths

ABB, including Biology and a second science + B in the EPQ; ABB, including Biology and a second science + B in Core Maths

International Baccalaureate

| 34, with 6, 5 in Higher Level Biology and a second science

33, with 5 in Higher Level Biology and a second science

BTEC

| DD in Applied Science (with Distinctions in all Biology units if not offered at A Level) + A in an A Level science subject

DD in Applied Science (with Distinctions in all Biology units if not offered at A Level) + B in an A Level science subject

Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher

| AAABB including a science subject + B in Biology

AABBB including a science subject + B in Biology

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + AA in Biology and a second science

B + AB in Biology and a second science

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in science, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 36 credits at Distinction (to include Biology and a second science) and 9 credits at Merit. Applicants are considered individually

60 credits overall in science, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction (to include Biology and a second science) and 15 credits at Merit. Applicants are considered individually

Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

Other requirements

Human Biology is acceptable instead of Biology. Second science from Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Environmental Science, or Geography

GCSE Maths grade 4/C

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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