Natural history is the study of organisms and the environments in which they live. This is a diverse and exciting subject that covers the study of animals, plants and their environments, along with earth and environmental sciences. On the Natural History degree you will study different organisms – how they are identified, their life history, relationships, behaviour and conservation. You'll also understand the processes that shape our land, coastlines and climate. This natural sciences course has a strong practical field element for you to gain key skills in a range of environments. Presently, students go on field courses to Pembrokeshire, Portugal and Iceland, and on the optional Natural History expedition to Botswana (additional costs apply for optional overseas fieldwork). There will also be a number of UK excursions in each year. Through the study of habitats and environments, you will learn to identify animal behaviour and ecological interactions. Complementing these areas are modules on digital photography and filmmaking, allowing you to record and communicate the wonders of the natural world that you will experience during the Natural History course. You’ll explore the diversity of life, wildlife management for conservation, animal biology, geo-sciences and environmental survey skills. The optional expedition to Botswana offers the exciting opportunity to look at the ecology of wildlife and of the Mashatu region, plus you’ll learn tracking skills and 4x4 driving. Wildlife photography and film making is another exciting part of the course. You’ll gain skills in still photography and film production.