Joint honours are ideal for students who wish to combine two areas of equal interest or who would benefit from the greater flexibility offered by studying the two subjects together. Animal Biology and Ecology make an excellent combination for students wishing to gain a greater understanding of animals and how they interact with the environment. Animal Biology is fully complemented by Ecology on this joint degree. For example, you will study the latest genetic techniques which are now an important part of modern ecology and conservation. Biology modules include: genetics and conservation, animal behaviour, animal senses and survival, genomics and bioinformatics. The Ecology modules allow you to learn about landscape and restoration ecology, applied GIS, and freshwater ecology, as well as developing survey skills specific to the sector. At the University of Worcester you will be provided with an unrivalled amount of hands-on ecological and biological experience, coupled with invaluable underpinning knowledge. Your learning will also be enhanced by Worcester’s superb proximity to numerous sites of high wildlife value, including nature reserves, Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). Contrasting environments further afield can also be explored during a residential field trip to France. The University’s laboratories meet modern expectations for professional laboratories with two dedicated laboratories for student research in addition to those used for teaching. This Worcester course covers a wide range of topics from how to support pollinators in the UK, conserving orangutans in Borneo, genetics and conservation, to genomics & bioinformatics. The extensive range of modules available enables the course to be tailored to meet your own requirements. At Worcester, you get the degree you want.