You'll discover how studies in animal behaviour, ecology, physiology and evolution help us to understand animals in their natural environment. You'll explore the main environmental threats faced by animals, how to assess their habitats and appreciate the many ways to enact effective conservation.
You'll get hands-on fieldwork experience, including residential field trips to the Isle of Cumbrae and the Algarve. Your learning is also supported by internationally recognised research and you'll get the opportunity to conduct your own research project, benefitting from the knowledge of our diverse staff and links with external organisations.
You'll develop a range of specialist skills relevant to future career paths such as:
species identification; field surveys in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments; collection and analysis of behavioural data; laboratory-based investigations.
The applied nature of this course develops skills that enhance your employability, including team working, problem solving, research, communication and IT. You'll also acquire specialist analytical and numerical skills, be able to collect a range of biological data and communicate scientific information effectively.
2023 entry requirements
4 Highers at BBBB including Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry or Physics.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBCC including Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry or Physics plus English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry at National 5.
Entry to year 2 requires Advanced Highers at BBC including Biology.