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.


100%: Coursework (Report)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. 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: