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Biodiversity and Conservation Stream

The Biodiversity and Conservation degree provides a sound training in different aspects of Biology and will equip students with the skills and advantages for further postgraduate study or for the job market.
  • How organisms interact with their environment cannot be more topical.
  • The impact of man on the planet’s biodiversity; the effect of pollution; and the overriding problems connected to climate change are a few of the subjects that you will cover as part of this degree.
  • It focuses on plant and animal ecology, behaviour, and evolution as well as how organisms interact with the environment.
  • There is ample opportunity to gain practical skills on field module options to Norfolk, Lake District, Spain or the tropics (The latter trip only available to students on the MSci programme. All planned field trips are subject to Covid restrictions).

 

BSc and MSci Biodiversity and Conservation Year 2

 
SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0007Introduction to Field Ecology15
 BIOL0012Animal Biodiversity15
 BIOL0014Fundamentals of Ecology15
 BIOL0015Second Year Core SkillsPass/fail
 BIOL0029Computational Biology15
 GEOG0020Ecological Patterns and Processes15
    
Optional
Students will need to choose minimum of 30 and maximum of 45 credits
Either:

BIOC0007

Essential Molecular Biology15
 Or:

BIOL0008

Fundamentals of Molecular Biology 15
 BIOL0011Evolutionary Genetics15
 BIOL0028Field module in Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics15
 BIOL0030Energy and Evolution15
 BIOL0051Practical Experimental Evolution15
 BIOL0052Comparative Cell Biology10
 BIOL0053Data Science methods in Biology15
 GEOG0019Geomorphology15
 GEOG0022Environment and Society15
 GEOL0009Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution15
 INIM0007Infection15
    
Elective
Students will need to choose minimum of 0 and maximum of 15 credits
Any level 5
module
Any level 5 module available at UCL, refer to the
2nd year elective modules list here.
15
 LanguageA 15-credit language module at an appropriate level for the student (assessed by CLIE)15

 

BSc Biodiversity and Conservation Year 3

SelectionModuleModule TitleCredit
Compulsory
Select one project
BIOL0018Advanced Investigative Project in Biological Sciences30
 BIOL0019Advanced Research Project in Biological Sciences45
 

BIOL0056

Grand Challenges Research Project in Biological Sciences

30
Optional
Students will need to choose minimum of 60 and maximum of 90 credits

ANTH0044

Human Behavioural Ecology

15
 ANTH0060Primate Behaviour and Ecology15
 

ANTH0076

Humans, Ecosystems and Conservation

15
 BIOL0020Sex, Genes and Evolution15
 BIOL0028Field module in ecological and evolutionary genetics15
 BIOL0030Energy and Evolution15
 BIOL0032Species Conservation and Biodiversity15
 BIOL0035Vertebrate Life and Evolution15
 BIOL0042Plant Evolution and Ecology15
 BIOL0048Behavioural Ecology for the Anthropocene 
 GEOG0038Managing Fresh Waters in the 21st Century15
 GEOG0165Governing Human Uses of Protected Areas15
 GEOL0021Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Patterns/A15
    
ElectiveAny level 6 moduleAny level 6 module available at UCL.15
Students will need to choose minimum of 0 and maximum of 15 creditsLanguageA 15-credit language module at an appropriate level for the student (assessed by CLIE)15

 

MSci Biodiversity and Conservation Year 3

SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0032Species Conservation and Biodiversity15
 BIOL0044MSci Investigative Project in Biological Sciences30
    
Optional

ANTH0044

Human Behavioural Ecology

15
Students will need to choose minimum of 60 and maximum of 75 creditsANTH0060Primate Behaviour and Ecology15
 

ANTH0076

Humans, Ecosystems and Conservation

15
 

BIOL0020

Sex, Genes and Evolution

15
 BIOL0028Field module in ecological and evolutionary genetics15
 BIOL0030Energy and Evolution15
 BIOL0035Vertebrate Life and Evolution15
 BIOL0042Plant Evolution and Ecology 
Highly recommendedBIOL0048Behavioural Ecology for the Anthropocene15
 GEOG0038Managing Fresh Waters in the 21st Century15
 GEOG0165Governing Human Uses of Protected Areas15
 GEOL0021Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Patterns A15
Elective
 
Any level 6 moduleAny level 6 module available at UCL15

Students will need to choose minimum of 0 and maximum of 15 credits
LanguageA 15-credit language module at an appropriate level for the student (assessed by CLIE)15

 

MSci Biodiversity and Conservation Year 4

SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0041MSci Extended Research Project in Biological Sciences90
    
OptionalANTH0040Primate Evolution and Environments15

Min: 15, Max: 30

BIOL0035Vertebrate Life and Evolution15
 BIOL0042Plant Evolution and Ecology15
 BIOS0002Computational Methods in Biodiversity Research15
 BIOS0021Science Communications for Biologists15
 GEOG0170

Environmental Consequences of Human Activity

15
 GEOG0122Biological Indicators of Environmental Change15
 GEOL0036Advanced Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Studies15
    

Elective Min: 0, Max: 15

Any level 7 moduleAny level 7 module available at UCL15