Upland Ecology Field Course (C1079)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

Experience of a wide range of environments and habitats is essential training for any field biologist, ecologist or conservationist. This module will involve a field course to the Yorkshire Dales National Park in late June which will provide access to a variety of upland habitats and species that participants would not normally experience in the rest of their degree at Sussex.

You will develop a familiarity with the ecology of a range of habitats, an ability to identify a range of animal and plant groups to species level, and an ability to collect, analyse and interpret quantitative field data.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 60 hours of contact time and about 90 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: