& Plant Biology
5 YRS (PT)
Why choose this course?
There has never been a more critical time to protect our natural environment and as such there is a significant demand for graduates in this field.
This course is packed with opportunities to gain practical skills and experience of both wildlife and plant biology. This combined knowledge gives you the critical awareness of the interaction between the two specialisms and the overall impact on their ecology and habitats - invaluable for a career in ecology or conservation.
Your studies will be based at our rural Northop campus, set in the stunning north Wales countryside. It is ideally placed for field studies with a variety of marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats nearby and with the mountains and moorlands of Snowdonia a short distance away.
You will have the opportunity to carry out projects that reflect your area of interest. Such projects may include topics such as ecology of raptors, natural regeneration in woodlands, surveys of seashore biodiversity, changes in insect populations, and the conservation of amphibians.
The course will also prepare you for using technology in this area including using GIS and GPS in these professions and give you the opportunities to learn a range of identification and recording techniques such as bird recording, bat surveys and dormouse surveys.
With more than 3000 environmental conservation organisations in the UK and a growing number of options of jobs in this area in everything from councils, education, utility companies and independent consultancies – there is plenty of scope for you to utilise the skills you develop on this course in your chosen career.