UCAS Code C180
Stirling is a great place to study ecology. Our degree is based on research-led teaching and fieldwork opportunities in Scotland, Spain and France.
People have an enormous impact on their environment through resource use, habitat degradation, and climate change. Understanding how our actions impact the ecological balance across the planet has never been more important.
We’ll give you a rigorous introduction to the science of ecology. You’ll understand how animals, plants, fungi and microorganisms interact with their environment, as well as the relationship between people and the rest of the biosphere.
This course covers the core conceptual issues of Ecology in its broadest sense, but also provides hands-on opportunities for learning transferable skills and analysing ecological relationships across all types of organisms. We’ll train you in essential field and laboratory techniques, including on our inspiring 10-day fieldtrip in Cévennes, France, a landscape of exceptional natural beauty and tremendous biodiversity recognised by UNESCO.
Whether you are interested in pursuing an academic career, or want to participate in the practical solution of ecological problems, we’ll provide you with the tools and concepts you need to make a difference.
Fieldwork – an essential part of training – takes place in Scotland and France. There’s also an optional trip to Spain. Students may spend all, or part, of Year 3 studying abroad as part of an exchange programme with the University of Guelph, Canada, as well as participating in other international exchange programmes.