Learn about the ways in which living things interact with their environment and apply this knowledge to tackling the biggest challenges facing the world today. This course will equip you with the skills you need for a career in ecology or wildlife conservation through a combination of classroom and laboratory learning, plus extensive hands-on experience in the field. You will learn to apply knowledge of ecosystems to environmental issues such as habitat management, the biological control of diseases, and the conservation of the world's rarest plants and creatures. You will be able to develop species identification and ecology skills through field trips in the UK, Spain and Sweden. This will enable you to study biodiversity in habitats such as arid landscapes, forests and oceans, as well as in your home habitat on our award-winning, ecologically diverse green campus. You will have opportunities to take part in original research with a potentially global impact. There are also plenty of opportunities to get involved with local wildlife and conservation groups including Conserve Reading on Wednesdays (CROW) and the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT). You can become a member of the Society of Biology and can apply for Chartered Biologist status following graduation. A year-long professional placement can be carried out between the second and final years. You can also choose to do a short summer placement module.