BSc Environmental Biology

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  • Objectives
    This degree is designed for biologists who wish to understand how plants, animals and micro-organisms function and interact with other organisms and their abiotic environment, and how factors such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and soil degradation affect life. This knowledge is fundamental for effective management and conservation of natural and managed ecosystems. All students must attend at least one residential field course (Environmental Science or Upland Ecology).
  • Entry requirements
    Required subjects: two A level science subjects, including Biology, plus one other GCE Advanced level; the third GCE Advanced level subject may be replaced with two AS levels, preferably including one science subject IB score: 27-33 (including specified grades in science subjects and English Language)
  • Academic title
    BSc Environmental Biology
  • Course description
    BSc Environmental Biology


    Year one

    Core modules include Principles of Ecology and Global and Environmental Processes, Whole Organism Biology, Genetics and Cell Biology and Foundation Science.

    Year two

    You may specialise in areas of particular interest, or retain a broader range of interests. A core module in Soil Science may be supplemented from a wide range of optional modules including the Environmental Science Field Course, Animal Physiological Ecology, Conservation Biology and Biogeography, Applied Bioethics, Plant and Cell Physiology, Community and Whole Plant Physiology, World Agroecosystems, Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress, Ecology, Environmental Measurement and Introductory Plant Pathology.

    Year three

    You may choose from a wide range of options including Uplands Ecology Field Course, Environmental Pollution Field Course, Ecology, Conservation and Management, Avian Biology and Conservation, Plants and the Light Environment, Resource Capture by Plants, Water and Nutrients, Pure and Applied Animal Population Biology, Soil and Water Pollution and Reclamation, Air Pollution, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Environmental Modelling and Soil and Water Science. You may also undertake a research project on a topic of your choice.

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