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Im is y12, trying to find something that i can focus on this summer as a target. for a levels, im currently doing psychology, biology and business, first predicted BCC.
I would like to do something based on marine, environment, animals, psychology. is there anything that is carers related to theses topics and what is it like working in that field? what degree should i go for is there any further requirements needed for it? thank you sooooo much.
Have a look at relevant Moocs - free online courses from UK Unis etc -
Exploring Our Ocean - Online Course - FutureLearn
Climate and Energy - Online Course - FutureLearn
Planet Earth: Protecting Our Environment - Online Sustainability Course (futurelearn.com)
Ecology and Wildlife Conservation - Online Course - FutureLearn
etc

Also, good BBC Radio podcasts -
BBC Sounds - BBC Inside Science - Available Episodes
BBC Sounds - Rare Earth - Available Episodes
BBC Sounds - Nature Table - Available Episodes
etc

Look at degrees in Ocean Science, Marine Biology, Meteorology, Environmental Science, Animal Conservation, Zoology etc Unis like Southampton, Plymouth, Bangor, Liverpool, Aberdeen are good for these sort of subjects.
Original post by emmy._.cm
Im is y12, trying to find something that i can focus on this summer as a target. for a levels, im currently doing psychology, biology and business, first predicted BCC.
I would like to do something based on marine, environment, animals, psychology. is there anything that is carers related to theses topics and what is it like working in that field? what degree should i go for is there any further requirements needed for it? thank you sooooo much.

Hi emmy._.cm,

That's great that you're looking to set yourself targets for the summer to help your future career prospects! I'm currently doing a masters in Marine vertebrate ecology and conservation at Exeter Uni (penryn campus) and also did my undergraduate in Marine biology at Exeter too and have really enjoyed it!

There are many different fields you could go into with these interests, if you want to focus more on just animals then you could go into wildlife conservation, marine biology, ecology and these could be research roles or policy or working with charities and many other roles. If you wanted to include psychology and humans too then could maybe look into human-wildlife conflicts and relationships which often links into conservation and policy but can be about bettering the environment for both humans and wildlife. There are many options for these sorts of interests!

As for a degree, it may be good to look into an ecology and conservation related degree. Exeter university is one of the top unis in the world for this and have loads of different options for courses to tailor more to your interests! I'll attach a link here, from this page you can look at the different courses, requirements and what modules you can do which may help you decide what type of course you might like to do even if it isn't at Exeter.

You mention if there's any further requirements needed to get onto a degree, the grade requirements will be on the course page but I've always been told that if you have experience that shows you have an interest in the field, it can help your application. For example, I did work experience with my local wildlife trust at their marine centre before applying for uni. It was only for a week but I gained really valuable experience and it was something I could talk about on my application. Hope this helps! - Alicia, University of Exeter Student Ambassador

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