The natural world is a complex environment, with rapid change and unforeseen consequences arising from human actions. The ability to understand and act upon these changes is a vital part of our shared sustainable future. On our course you'll develop expertise and applied techniques in specialist facilities to help tackle some of the biggest challenges facing humanity today. At all stages, you’ll experience a hands-on approach to learning, with a focus on fieldwork and laboratory skills. What makes our degree unique is the opportunity to work with lecturers on their current research as soon as you start the degree. Currently, we have paid and unpaid student research assistants helping us with a wide range of projects. These include projects focusing on the reintroduction of bison in Kent, landscape-level water retention by beaver, carbon uptake on Kent’s last remaining fen and how environmental pollution affects a range of organisms. You'll gain employment-relevant skills through residential field trips and regular field visits to sites around the local area. These will help make your real-world experiences relatable to those of the classroom and will allow you to explore and investigate a variety of natural and human-impacted environments. You’ll also develop the skills to analysis environmental samples in our state-of-the-art laboratories, while additional options will enable you to learn how to map the environment using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and link environmental processes to sustainability, policy-making and economic development. Top reasons to study with us
- You’ll have opportunities to get involved in research through the University’s Ecology Research Group (ERG). You can even apply for Associate membership of the ERG, subject to completion of a set programme of research training.
- Our course places emphasis on developing your field skills and will encourage you to interact and work with a range of employers.
- You will have access to specialist laboratories in our multi-million-pound Verena Holmes Building and have the chance to collaborate with biotech companies through our Life Sciences Industry Liaison Lab.
- 100% of our students were satisfied overall with their course in the subject area of Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry. National Student Survey 2022
For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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