BSc (Hons) Ecology and Conservation

Stirling is a superb place to study ecology and conservation. Join us at Scotland’s academic hub for environmental conservation.

Ecology and Conservation

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Start date September 2022
  • Duration 36 months or 48 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time
  • UCAS Code C185

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Please note that this course is not available for entry until September 2022. For September 2021 entry, please visit our BSc (Hons) Ecology or our BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology and Management.

People have an enormous impact on their environment through resource use, habitat loss and degradation, and climate change. Understanding how our actions impact the ecological balance across the planet has never been more important.

Our BSc (Hons) Ecology and Conservation course will teach you the science of ecology and conservation and provide practical training in field and laboratory techniques. You will understand how animals, plants, fungi and microorganisms interact with their environment, as well as the relationship between people and the rest of the biosphere. It will also provide you with a deep understanding of the complex relationships between environments and their inhabitants. You’ll learn about the policies and management strategies that aim to safeguard our biodiversity and the ecosystem services upon which humans depend.

Stirling is a superb place to study Ecology and Conservation. We’re near to diverse landscapes and can link up with more environmental and conservation organisations than anywhere else in the UK. Several organisations have offices on our campus, including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, British Trust for Ornithology and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. We work closely with these and other organisations, including conservation charities and Government agencies in conducting research, arranging placements and field training for our students.

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What our students said

Laura Kerr
Laura Kerr
BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology and Management
From the placement to the residential field courses, I learned numerous practical and research skills that can simply not be learned in the classroom. Stirling is unique in offering such a variety of field courses, with destinations including Iceland, France and Gabon.
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