BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology and Management

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Stirling is a superb place to study a degree in conservation biology and management. Study at Scotland’s academic hub for environmental conservation.

Conservation Biology and Management

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Start date September
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
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  • Study abroad opportunities

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Our world is changing. Human interference in natural environments is rapidly increasing, along with growing competition for space and resources. If you’re planning a career in Conservation Biology and Management, the University of Stirling is the perfect place to develop your understanding of the world we live in, and help protect the planet.

This course will 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 this. We’re near to diverse landscapes and can link up with more environmental and conservation organisations than anywhere else in the UK.

We place great emphasis on practical training, hands-on experience and preparation for a wide range of careers in conservation. This includes our inspiring 7-day field course in ecology and animal biology which currently takes place in the CERES Field Centre in Aljezur, Portugal. Fieldwork is an essential and enjoyable part of this degree course. Stirling’s campus location is an ideal base from which to make field excursions, whether to study lekking Black Grouse in the Highlands, the growth of trees on the sides of the Ochil Hills, or the distribution of animals on the Forth Estuary. As well as fieldwork in Scotland, the Conservation Biology and Management (Hons) course includes field courses that currently  run in Spain and Portugal. Students attending the week-long field course in Spain stay near Almeria, one of the driest parts of Europe. Through a series of excursions and intensive field projects students are introduced to environmental processes in arid environments.

Doing this course at Stirling has really changed how I view the natural world. This course at Stirling is uniquely placed in that there are so many conservation-based organisations on our doorstep and, for those who are keen to get stuck in, there’s a world of things to get involved in.

Lorna Blackmore, BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology and Management

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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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