¿Qué aprenderé?

Our MBiolSci Ecology and Conservation Biology course is designed for students who want to pursue a career in industrial or academic research, or where understanding the process of research is vital to success. The majority of your fourth year will be devoted to a major research project working in the lab or the field with our world-leading staff. You might even choose to gain valuable work experience as a recognised part of your degree by spending a year on placement.This course explores the interactions between humans, animals, plants and the Earth’s atmosphere that determine their abundance, distribution and activities. You’ll learn about human impact on ecological interactions, climate change, biodiversity and sustainability, as well as what we can do to manage natural resources in the face of changing environments.All of our students study an essential set of core modules designed to give you the skills that every professional ecologist needs. Alongside these you'll have the opportunity to study optional modules that span plant sciences and zoology. You can mix and match these modules, covering genetics for conservation, animal behaviour and physiology, ecotoxicology, food-web network ecology and the microbial diversity of soils, underpinned by the latest research discoveries from our experts.In your first year you’ll spend your first week on a field course in Sheffield, collecting and analysing data throughout the city’s green spaces and out to the edge of the Peak District. Throughout the year you’ll develop practical skills in the lab, including microscopy and genetics, complemented by regular field trips to zoos, aquariums and nature reserves. You’ll also have lectures and take part in small group tutorials where you’ll enhance your writing, data analysis and presentation skills as you learn about the latest research findings from our world-leading academics.In your second year, your modules will cover more advanced scientific topics and techniques across ecology and conservation biology. Some students choose to take our science communication module ‘Talking the Talk: Getting Science on Film’ where you’ll get the chance to make your own factual science documentaries, with support and advice from professional filmmakers. All of our ecology and conservation biology students receive training in modern data analysis techniques and get the opportunity to go on an optional two-week long field course between second and third year, giving you the chance to design and carry out your own research and develop an understanding of the ecology and biodiversity of different habitats across the globe.In your third year you'll complete a research project and dissertation in an area of ecology and conservation biology that interests you alongside your chosen specialist modules. Conducted under the supervision of one of our world experts, you'll work in a small group to define questions, develop experimental protocols, conduct the research, analyse the data and ultimately produce a written report in the form of a scientific publication.In your fourth year the majority of your time will be devoted to a major research project designed to equip you with the advanced laboratory, data analysis and writing skills you’ll need for a successful and rewarding career in science. You'll be embedded within one of our specialist research groups, conducting your own independent research and interacting with academics and lab staff as a professional scientist.Our graduates go into careers across conservation, research, marketing, human resources, science communication and teaching, using their sought after transferrable skills in data analysis, project management and teamwork to thrive in a range of organisations. Each year our graduates join conservation a

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Animal and Plant Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (4 )

Costos de estudio
£23.750,00 (US$ 30.771) por año
Se trata de una tasa provisional aún no aprobada

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Fecha de inicio

27 Septiembre 2021

Lugar

Main Site

Western Bank,

Sheffield,

S10 2TN, England

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Students need to have: US High School Diploma and Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS; Our undergraduate entry requirements for students from the USA are as follows: A High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0+; PLUS three Subject tests – these can be a combination of Advanced Placement Tests (APs) and/or SAT Subject Tests in relevant subjects. APs in relevant subjects with grades 4/5; SAT Subject Tests in relevant subject with a test score of 600/650*; *We can also consider excellent grades in Honors or College-level classes or ACT or SAT scores in lieu of AP or SAT subject tests on a case-by-case basis; Other Qualifications - Holders of an Undergraduate Associate Degree at a two year Community College in the USA will be considered for direct admission to the first year of undergraduate programmes; International Baccalaureate - International Baccalaureate diploma holders will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes. Applicants wishing to transfer from a regular undergraduate four year bachelors degree program in the USA will be considered for the first or second year of undergraduate degree programmes. Applicants will be required to have a high overall current GPA and high grades in relevant individual subject areas. Undergraduate applicants are required to achieve a minimum of IELTS 6 or equivalent.

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