Ecology 1

Course Details

Module Code: XS12410

Class Code: AL305E

Delivery: Online: self-paced

Start Date: 10-05-2021

End Date: 28-06-2021

Tutor: Watson-Jones, Sarah(Dr)

Full Fee: £90.00

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Ever wondered why some plants won't grow in your garden and why the 'weeds' (and slugs) thrive? Ecology explains the patterns we see in the natural world and the ways in which people have changed them. If you are interested in any aspect of natural history, then you should be interested in ecology! It's all about relationships between living things (from flowers to fungi to fluffy or feathery animals) with their surroundings and with us humans. So come and find out - you can't be truly 'green' unless you know something about ecology! This is an essential core topic for any field or conservation ecologist.

This course enables you to study from home and participate in an online community of other students. The module is delivered through Blackboard, our online learning environment.
This course can be studied as a stand-alone course, but it is also a core module for the Certificate of Higher Education in Ecology at Aberystwyth University.


1. Short answer/multiple choice questions (25%)
2. Data Analysis Task (25%)
3. Site study (50%) approximately 1500 words


This module is at CQFW Level 4