BSc (Hons) Marine and Terrestrial Conservation

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Introduction

Passionate about protecting our planet? Explore diverse ecosystems in our labs in Cambridge – a world-renowned centre for wildlife conservation – and on international field trips.

Studying conservation at ARU

Meet your course leader

Dr Philip Pugh talks about our marine conservation degree in Cambridge.

Our oceans need protecting. Gain a deep understanding of the concerns surrounding marine environments and the specialist skills to tackle them on our Marine and Terrestrial Conservation degree in Cambridge.

As a conservation student at ARU, you’ll go on field trips in the UK and Europe. There are also opportunities to view wildlife and ecology in Africa, and experience diving and marine biology overseas.

As a graduate with practical, hands-on experience, you’ll be equipped to work in marine biology, ecology or conservation with governments, environment agencies and research establishments.

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Facilities and accreditation

Outstanding facilities and opportunities

As a student at ARU, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

  • state-of-the-art laboratory facilities including a 200-station biosciences laboratory in our Science Centre
  • the opportunity to join hands-on field trips – you could even learn to scuba dive and gain the internationally recognised PADI Open Water Dive certification
  • the chance to gain experience and build your employability skills on an optional placement year
  • award-winning IT and library facilities.

Royal Society of Biology

Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, our degree course offers an integrated, scientific approach with hands-on experiences.

Careers

Helping to protect our planet’s habitats and wildlife is fascinating and rewarding work. When you graduate, you’ll have built a deep understanding of issues relating to marine biology, backed up by your own practical experiences on a variety of field trips.

We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.

As a graduate, you’ll have the specialist skills you need to work in your chosen area of marine biology, ecology or conservation. You could apply for work in the UK or internationally, for employers such as governments, environment agencies, education institutions and research establishments.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a range of postgraduate courses including MSc Animal Behaviour: Applications for Conservation and MSc Applied Wildlife Conservation. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Stephanie

"I’ve been lucky enough to [join] both a scuba diving trip to survey the coral reef in Egypt, as well as going to Holland to study zoo enclosures as part of the course. These field courses will not only provide me with unforgettable experiences, but also essential work experience."

Stephanie

BSc (Hons) Zoology

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

Your guide to placements

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