Conservation Ecology
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Prospective Undergraduates


​​​​​Undergraduate Programm​​​​es

Conservation Ecology (B.Sc.ConsEcol)​​​

First year

The first year is a generic year with no conservation modules.

Second year
  • Biodiversity and Ecology
  • Computer Skills
  • Conservtion Ecology
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Microbiology

Third ye​ar

  • Biometry
  • Biodiversity and Ecology
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Industrial Psychology (Special)
  • Choose two of the six modules (as possible within the timetable).
    • Genetics
    • Siol Science
    • Biodiversity and Ecology
    • Geographical Information Technology
    • Biodiversity and Ecology
    • Sociology
Fourth year
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agronomy
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Choose 32 credits from the following modules (as possible within the timetable).
    • Entomology
    • Siol Science
    • Geographical Information Technology

Entomology (B.Sc.Ento)

Insect Pest Management (BWE 314)
Insect Diversity (ENT 418)
Applied Entomology (ENT 454)
Insect Conservation Ecology (ENT 464)
Individual research projects (BWE 484)

Graduate Attribu​​​tes

Graduates of the Conservation Ecology Programme will:

Contribute to the sustainable management of agricultural landscapes at all spatial scales (global, continental, national, local).  They will have the skills to be professionally mobile. They will be aware of issues in the "real world" and be able to inform policy & management at the multiple scales.  They will possess a strong professional tool-kit (academically sound knowledge and skills) that enables them to:

  • Be technologically and analytically proficient
  • Be socially embedded and interactive
  • Be broad-minded, critical & innovative thinkers
  • Be able to transfer theory into practice
  • Be facilitators of positive change in research and management
  • Be able to think globally, but act locally;
  • Be transdisciplinary, holistic / systems thinkers
  • Be able to network & able to work in teams
  • Be socially and culturally sensitive & responsive
  • Be decision makers towards positive action for a better, environmentally aware world
  • Be flexible and creative
Our graduates will have well developed generic skills (reading, writing, quantitative skills); they will be inspired, confident, and articulate.