BSc (Hons), Full-time With Year In Industry
, Duration: 4 Years
This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year.
Our specialist BSc (Hons) Biology in Conservation Biology pathway enables you to develop your skills in a contemporary and practical degree. Biology has a strong practical element and you'll have plenty of opportunities to study plants and animals in the wild as well as in our laboratories. In addition to these core topics, you'll take specialised modules in conservation biology, gaining a range of appropriate knowledge and skills.You'll graduate with skills tailored for the practical job market, well placed for a career in environmental / ecology consultancy, research or further study in conservation.
- Cover a broad range of fundamental biology topics, from cell biology and genetics to plant, animal and human biology.
- Study the latest practical techniques for studying conservation with a particular emphasis on the real world and its constraints.
- Opportunity to specialise in ecological topics.
- A practical course which uses contemporary learning methods.
- High employability of graduates.
**More about the Professional Placement Year**
A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.
Year 1 focuses on fundamental topics such as cell biology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, evolution, classification, food production and ecosystems. You'll also study a biodiversity and conservation module to develop your knowledge and skills in many contemporary themes of plant and animal conservation.
Year 2 covers a range of important human, animal and plant biology. You'll consider important concepts in biology such as ethics, biosecurity, genetics and technology. Additional topics include ecology, microbiology, human pathophysiology, biodiversity and microbiology.
Finally, Year 3 sees single honours and major students carrying out a dissertation in their final year. This substantial research project gives you the experience of being responsible for planning, implementing and reporting on a conservation biology topic. In addition you may study topics in nature conservation, animal behaviour, marine biology and more.
Please refer to our website for further information.
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Cows. Sheep. Swans. Squirrels. The Newton Park campus of Bath Spa University may as well be a zoo. Overlooking the rolling hills of Somerset, this picturesque, postcard-worthy place is perfect for the lovers of the natural world. All the essentials are here: we've got the general shop, on-campus doctors, the SU (with their unbeatable pizza meals), and of course the Starbucks. Everything is so close, you'll be able to roll out of bed and straight into a lecture. Campus is peaceful and tranquil most of the time, although you may be woken up rather early by the mooing cows outside your window.
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