Kick-start and enhance your career prospects by choosing our four year Bachelor of Science honours degree in Ecology with an integrated year in industry. This course is formulated to give you the competitive edge in the environmental jobs market. It responds to employer expectations that you will have some relevant work/field experience before engaging in full-time employment. Upon successful completion of this degree, you will have developed the knowledge, skills and an awareness that employers will want. Ecology focuses on the interactions between organisms and their environment. Knowledge of these interactions underpins our understanding of how wildlife will respond to current and future environmental threats, including pollution, climate change, invasive species and habitat destruction. You will study in a University that is ranked top 4 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2016). Learn and Live in an exceptional environment of Cardigan Bay where you will be surrounded by a great diversity of beautiful environments, including marine, moorland, mountain, waterways, grassland and coast. You will be part of an internationally recognised centre of excellence and award winning department- Queen’s anniversary prize for Higher and Further Education to name a few. On our doorstep, student can benefit from several sights of interest such as The Dyfi National Nature reserve, Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire and the Brecon Beacons. If you are also an viewer of Springwatch, you will have seen Ynys Hir RSPB reserve which is just up the road from the University. The syllabus of this course with the integrated year in industry is identical to its sister course BSc Ecology (C180). Your work experience must be relevant to this degree and the year is assessed which will count towards your degree grade. Students will have to organise their work experience under the guidance from the Institutes work experience co-ordinator. There is no guarantee that the work experience will be paid. (If you cannot obtain a placement, then you must transfer to its sister course BSc Ecology C180). This degree is engineered to give you a head start in the competitive job market after graduation.In the 2016 Highflyers report, 32% of graduate vacancies are taken by those who have previously worked for a company on a placement or/ a internship. Make no mistake, you will develop confidence and gaining experience in the industry will stimulate your enthusiasm for the subject. Completing a year in industry will allow you to: Apply the learning from your course to the work environment; Make industry contacts; Develop practical skills related to your area of study; Apply your practical skills and technical knowledge after returning to study; Enhance your CV and better prepare yourself for a job after graduating. What are our graduates doing now? Past students have gained work as; Wildlife and Conservation officer; Biodiversity assessor and Habitat surveyor; Site Manager; Education and public engagement; Environmental Consultancy; Ecological Research graduate position; P.h.D. researcher. Our mission is to train you, the next generation, to be fully skilled and prepared to respond to these issues, identify solutions and contribute to conserving biodiversity into the future.