Natural History and Wildlife Biology

Anglia Ruskin University
Em Cambridge (Reino Unido)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Reino Unido)
  • Duração:
    3 Years

As well as being rewarding and intellectually challenging, the course provides you with the opportunity to engage with some of the most high profile issues currently on the public and government agenda and seeks to provide you with the skills and experience valuable for such work as well as preparing you for the possibility of further research work and giving you an introduction to the fascinating world of biodiversity.
Suitable for: Those who wish to develop their understanding of wildlife and the natural world.

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Requisitos: Required subject(s): GCE A-level Biology (or equivalent qualification) GCSE(s) Preferred: English grade C, Mathematics grade C We welcome applications from International and EU students. There are country-specific entry requirements.


Instalações e datas

Início Localização
01 outubro 2016
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , Reino Unido
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O que se aprende nesse curso?

Marine Biology
IT Management
Skills and Training


Course overview

Our programme in Natural History was the first of its kind in the UK. It was designed to bring together taxonomic and observational skills - in the way that was so effectively utilised by earlier generations of natural historians like Gilbert White and even Charles Darwin. Darwin wrote of his days in Cambridge when learning about beetles, 'No pursuit at Cambridge was followed with nearly so much eagerness or gave me so much pleasure as collecting beetles... I can remember the exact appearance of certain posts, old trees and banks where I made a good capture'.

The Wildlife Biology programme is designed to introduce you to the biology of higher vertebrates, particularly birds and mammals. It will equip you with the field methods needed to study wildlife and provide an understanding of population ecology and wildlife management. You will learn about the habitat requirements of populations and the consequences of habitat loss and habitat degradation.

Module guide

Year one core modules

  • Biomeasurement
  • Core Biology
  • Ecology
  • British Wildlife and Conservation
  • Plant Life

Year two core modules

  • Preparation for Research
  • Practical Biodiversity
  • Practical Biology
  • Invertebrate Biology
  • Communities & Ecosystems

Year three core modules

  • Countryside Management
  • Undergraduate Project
  • Population Ecology and Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife Management and Conservation

Year one optional modules

  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour & Welfare
  • Animal Form & Function
  • Introduction to Marine Biology
  • English for Study I and II

Year two optional modules

  • Animal Ecophysiology
  • BioGIS
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Vertebrate Biology
  • Tropical Ecology & Management
  • Photography & Broadcasting in Natural History

Year three optional modules

  • Biogeography
  • Mammalogy
  • Coastal Marine Biology
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Advanced Approaches in Animal Management
  • Behaviour of Marine Animals
  • Biological Conservation
  • Practical Marine Biology
  • Behaviour and Management of Zoo Animals


Modules are assessed in a variety of ways. Most are a mix of written assessments, computer-based assessments and written examinations. Additional methods of assessment may include spoken presentations, posters, portfolios and workbooks. Generally, written examinations have a higher weighting in Year 3, but all modules include a coursework component.

Informação adicional

Career opportunities: This pathway is designed to provide you with the specialised skills required to work as a professional in the disciplines of Natural History and Wildlife Biology. The pathway also provides excellent general training as a scientist, enabling you to work in the field or in the laboratory for a wide range of organisations. Potential employers include: government agencies, environmental consultancies, wildlife conservation organisations, and educational and research establishments.