This course will undergo a review during 2016/17 which may mean a change to the course title and units of study. This course takes an integrated approach to the study of ecology and the conservation of habitats and species. Throughout the course you will acquire relevant laboratory and analytical skills that can be applied to the development of sustainable strategies for the conservation and management of biodiversity. Areas of study include: biodiversity assessment and monitoring; biodiversity mapping; ecosystem structure, function and conservation; pollution ecology; restoration ecology; land use, sustainable development and conservation; genetics and population management; analysis and modelling of ecological and behavioural data; habitat management and planning. The course primarily takes a UK and European focus and makes significant use of our links with organisations such as the Environment Agency, the Forestry Commission, the National Parks service and Natural England. The course is professionally accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and the Institution of Environmental Sciences.