33 rd
University Impact Ranking 2019
European Teaching Rankings 2019
101–200 th
Impact Rankings: Good health and well-being for people 2019
Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ, United Kingdom

Ecology and Environmental Science

Studying joint BSc (Hons) Ecology and Environmental Science at the University of Worcester will give you the knowledge and skills for a successful career in the conservation and/or environmental sector. Ecology and Environmental Science make an excellent combination for students wishing to gain a greater understanding of how wildlife (animals and plants) interacts with the physical and chemical environment. Not only do students gain a solid understanding of species and their interactions in communities, habitats, and ecosystems, but they also investigate how such relationships are being affected by human impacts, including environmental pollution. This degree programme delivers the analytical skills of the environmental scientist with the species and habitat knowledge and understanding of the ecologist; graduates are therefore able to approach environmental issues more holistically. Our Ecology and Environmental Science degree programme is highly contemporary which ensures our students receive the training in advanced and cutting-edge techniques and emerging areas. This will include the use of wildlife trail cameras, the use of drones for atmospheric sampling and habitat mapping, the detection of residual pesticides using Gas-Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), mapping using GIS software, species identification, small mammal trapping, investigating and measuring responses of plants and invertebrates to climate change. Specialist modules that assist with employability include biological surveying, environmental impact assessment, atmospheric processes and pollution, restoration ecology and project management. The University of Worcester is superbly placed geographically 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 the Mediterranean Environments Field Course to France. Additionally, strong links to industry gives access to industrial sites such as quarries, waste and recycling centres and water treatment plants. The University’s laboratories meet modern expectations for professional laboratories with two dedicated for student research in addition to those used for teaching. These sites and facilities provide excellent opportunities for students to gain unrivalled amounts of hands-on ecological and environmental experience. A key strength of this course is that most modules include practical sessions, enabling students to learn and develop new skills and put theory into practice. Key features • Small class sizes (typically 15-30 students) • Exceptional staff contact time (typically 12-16 hours per week) • Enthusiastic and experienced lecturers committed to delivering high-quality research-based teaching • A friendly and supportive learning environment with an open-door policy and support from a personal academic tutor • Numerous fieldwork opportunities, including the Mediterranean Environments Field Course • State-of-the-art facilities to support your learning, including lab-based analytical equipment and a wide range of specialist field equipment • Authentic assessments that prepare students for the real world • Opportunities to study abroad (Erasmus)

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,WorcesterUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £12,100