Conservation Biology I (C1148)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

After an introduction to the major threats to global biodiversity, you'll explore a series of broad conservation themes.

The first half of the module will focus on the species level, exploring:

  • some of the particular threats faced
  • why species become rare and endangered
  • what measures can be taken to halt or reverse population declines
  • how populations of threatened species can be restored.

The module then adopts a habitat and ecosystem focus, working up from a consideration of specific habitats and their management to a landscape approach and exploring methods for repairing damaged habitats and ecosystems.


100%: Lecture


30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 22 hours of contact time and 128 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.