New Programme: BSc (Hons) Human Ecology

The School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC) are delighted to announce the launch of a new programme, BSc (Hons) Human Ecology which is recruiting students for September 2015.

The programme, the only BSc Human Ecology programme available in the UK, enables students to study the relationship and interactions between humans and their environment. The programme considers the ecological, evolutionary, historical and socio-political dimensions of different people’s engagement with each other and their surrounding environment. Its aim is to better understand the diversity and complexity of such interactions and, by doing so, to make a positive contribution in our understanding and ability to address the cascading ecological and social crises of the 21st century and to our search for a more sustainable future.

Students on this programme join a vibrant community of students within SAC with opportunities to engage in residential courses at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey, Danau Girang Field-Studies Centre in Sabah, Borneo as well as more local excursions including those to Down House, Howletts Wild Animal Park, Millennium Seed Bank and Powell Cotton Museum.

The structure of the programme enables students to acquire highly marketable skills and a deep understanding of current issues in human-nature interactions, which are highly demanded by employers in the private and public sectors.

This programme may be particularly interesting for students with an interest in Geography, Biology, Environment, Ecology, Conservation or Anthropology.

Full details of the programme are available on the SAC website.  Please note that this programme is currently still subject to approval which we are expecting to receive by April 2015. If you would like to apply for this programme please email Katie Watson ( who will notify you when applications can be submitted.

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