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You study biodiversity and conservation in the context of a range of UK ecosystems including woodland, grassland and moor. You develop practical skills in habitat assessment and species identification, you develop your academic understanding, contribute to relevant research and meet local practitioners.About this courseYou’ll build up both your academic understanding and your practical skills relating to conservation, biodiversity and ecosystem management.You will:meet local people involved in
You study biodiversity and conservation in the context of a range of UK ecosystems including woodland, grassland and moor. You develop practical skills in habitat assessment and species identification, you develop your academic understanding, contribute to relevant research and meet local practitioners.
About this course
You’ll build up both your academic understanding and your practical skills relating to conservation, biodiversity and ecosystem management.
meet local people involved in national, statutory and non-governmental conservation organisations in the sector
develop an understanding of the sector and its issues
enhance your CV so that you are in a strong position in the job market, or so that you can embark upon a PhD
Also, not least, we hope you will enjoy your learning of this fascinating and extremely worthwhile subject so that you can potentially make a difference to our beautiful but threatened planet.
What you'll learn
You will develop understanding, practical ability and critical awareness around the following:
temperate zone ecosystems and wildlife species eg woodland, moorland, calaminarian, whin, coastal and other grassland, and other habitats
contemporary conservation issues eg rewilding, conflict in the countryside, biodiversity threats
habitat assessment appropriate for ecological consultancy work
surveying and mapping using technology such as GIS
plant and animal species identification skills
practical management planning for selected ecosystems
communication including presentations, report writing and team work.
You’ll be supported as you complete a major conservation or biodiversity research project in the field or laboratory. You can bring your own ideas or we will make suggestions for relevant, cutting edge, research ideas so you can contribute to the current body of knowledge. We provide ideas that link to local organisations such as:
Northumberland National Park
local Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
local Wildlife Trusts
local ecological consultancies.
Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities.
In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global identity and opportunities for knowledge exchange that the University, its staff, and its students benefit from when developing partnerships, perspectives, innovations and solutions.
With its global reach and outstanding reputation for world-leading academics working at the forefront of research, Newcastle’s impressive student employability record and world-class facilities ensures it is a first-choice destination for students from around the world.
Where you'll study
Newcastle upon Tyne