Conservation Ecology Field Course (C7148)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

Experience of environments and habitats in the field is essential for an understanding of the conservation issues that can face them.

This module will involve a field course to Slapton Ley in March/April. The site is an SSSI within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which provides access to a variety of ecologically vulnerable habitats that makes it ideal for learning about conservation biology. You will develop an understanding of, and ability to identify, the main conservation issues for a range of habitats.

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: