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Your career in ecology and conservation – University of Reading

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    Your degree opens a wide range of career paths to you

Your career in ecology and conservation

Your degree will give you the chance to make a real difference by embarking on a career in conservation and ecology. The importance and urgency of this work has been increasingly recognised in recent years, so there are many options and career paths.

This is a highly vocational degree. At Reading, we have a proven record of training students for employment as ecologists and conservationists. Upon graduation, you will be able to join the Society of Biology and apply for Chartered Biologist status.

A career protecting our environment

Applied Ecology and ConservationA degree in Ecology and Wildlife Conservation gives you a variety of skills which will increase your employability. The field is exceptionally diverse, ranging from practical careers to advocacy. You could work for government-funded agencies, tackling issues such as pollution mitigation, or provide ecological consultancy for any number of organisations. There are many non-government organisations that offer trainee roles to graduates, and many opportunities for conservation biologists. Practical wildlife conservation and management is an expanding field and local wildlife trusts need fundraisers. There are numerous different routes for you to take your career after you graduate.



Continue your studies

biosci-advanced_plant_ecologyEcology and conservation work is a constantly evolving field, and there is need for much more research. You can opt to continue your studies to postgraduate level and take your career in the direction of academic research.

Whichever direction you choose to take, the University provides careers advice and placements to help you gain the right skills and experience.


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