What will I learn?

**About This Course**Get ready to deep-dive into the key concepts of ecology and discover how organisms behave, evolve and interact with their physical and biological environments – here in the UK and abroad.This course is for you if you have a scientist’s mind combined with a love of the natural world, animals, plants and ecosystems, and have the desire to uncover the natural secrets of another country as part of your degree.You will be fascinated by life science and how it underpins our understanding of the natural world and conservation. You might aspire to work in conservation, research, agriculture, or even conservation communication. Or you might not yet know which career path you want to take and be excited about exploring the wide range of careers open to ecologists and conservationists.**Overview**This four-year course aims to give you an understanding of how life on this planet works and changes, and how organisms, plants and animal species react with one another within the ecosystems around us. You will explore topics ranging from the molecular genetics of populations, plant science and animal behaviour, to environmental management, biodiversity and conservation – and explore some of these within a socio-economic and political context.You could be discussing the theories behind evolution or behaviour in a seminar one day, and experiencing the subject first-hand in the laboratory the next. Here in the lab you’ll develop techniques to explore ecology, from microbes and parasites to model organisms.You’ll get out into the natural environment too – gaining confidence in practical field skills, survey techniques and field projects. You can choose to join one of our residential field trips to Europe or go further afield in a sub-tropical climate (currently Kenya, eSwatini or Peru) to test your skills in a totally different environment.Your third year will see you travel again, to Australasia, North America or Europe, where you will live and study, immersed in a new culture with its intriguing ecological differences. This is an incredible opportunity to expand your thinking, make valuable connections with partner universities and see the world. You will then return to UEA to complete the final year of your degree.In your final year you will take your learning to the next level by developing your own unique, independent research, working with one of our world-leading team of researchers to understand an ecological system using the latest scientific techniques.**Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Which department am I in?

School of Environmental Sciences

Study options

Full time with time abroad (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£20,200.00 (US$ 24,620) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 September 2020

Venue

Main Site

University of East Anglia,

Norwich,

Norfolk,

NR4 7TJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have ACT; Advanced Placement Test AP Test Grade of 3; Associate Degree; GCE A-Levels; High School Diploma Quality Point of 3.3; International Baccalaureate. 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

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About this uni

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a highly ranked British university situated in the vibrant and historical city of Norwich, UK.

  • Awarded Gold (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017-2020)
  • UK Top 15 University (The Times/The Sunday Times 2019)
  • 10th in the UK for the quality of its research outputs
  • World Top 200 (THE World Rankings 2019)