Conservation biology - exchange modules

Why should we conserve biodiversity? How can we manage and restore habitats? With a hands-on approach, we’ll give you the scientific tools to address these issues, developing your understanding of plant and animal biodiversity in the UK and abroad. Develop your knowledge of key areas such as population ecology, evolutionary processes, behavioural ecology, conservation genetics and habitat management, and prime yourself for a career in ecology, conservation or environmental monitoring. This course focuses on conservation in terrestrial, marine and freshwater environments. 

Included below is a list of all modules available for exchange students studying Conservation Biology at the University of Plymouth. Further information about studying Conservation Biology at the University of Plymouth can be found on the course page.

First year modules

All modules are 20 credits 

Semester 1:

  • BIOL111 - Animal and Plant Physiology
  • BIOL119 - Introduction to Biology
  • BIOL122 - Behaviour and Ecology

Semester 2:

  • BIOL124PP - Biology of Sex OR  BIOL125PP - Scientific Method and Ethics in Biology 
  • BIOL127 - Evolution

Second year modules

All modules are 20 credits 

Semester 1:

  • BIOL204 - Principles of Conservation Biology
  • BIOL214 - Ecology

Semester 2:

  • BIOL205 - Animal Behaviour
  • BIOL215 - Methods in Behaviour and Conservation
  • BIOL217 - Environmental Plant Physiology OR MBIO220 - Applied Aquatic Biology

Semester 1 and 2 - zero credit module

  • BIOL225 - Professional development in biological sciences 2 (this is a 0 credit, non-timetabled module tracking the acquisition of basic field, laboratory and transferable skills that runs throughout the yea).

Third year modules

All modules are 20 credits 

Semester 1:

  • BIOL307 - Advanced Skills and Concepts
  • BIOL308 - Applied Conservation Biology

Semester 2: Choose two from the following options

  • BIOL301 - Plant Biotechnology
  • BIOL309 - Environmental Policy and Conservation
  • BIOL310 - Global Change Biology
  • MBIO317 - Behavioural Ecology
  • MBIO339 - Ecology and Conservation of Marine Vertebrates