You’ll get hands-on fieldwork experience, including residential field trips to the Isle of Cumbrae and the Algarve. Your learning is also supported by internationally recognised research and you'll get the opportunity to conduct your own research project, benefitting from the knowledge of our diverse staff and links with external organisations.
You'll develop a range of specialist skills relevant to future career paths such as:
- species identification
- field surveys in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments
- collection and analysis of behavioural data
- laboratory-based investigations
The applied nature of this course develops skills that enhance your employability, including team working, problem solving, research, communication and IT. You’ll also acquire specialist analytical and numerical skills, be able to collect a range of biological data and communicate scientific information effectively.
Local industry links help you with gaining work-related experience and project opportunities which will enhance your ability to compete for jobs after graduation.
You'll learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study.
The emphasis on research also equips you with the knowledge and skills to continue on to postgraduate study, including possible PhD study within Edinburgh Napier University.