We are a multi-disciplinary team of biologists, ecologists, geographers, forensic, medical and environmental scientists. Our wide-ranging specialist interests include human evolution, biology and genetics, microbiology, sustainability, paleoecology, remote sensing, coastal and terrestrial geomorphology, the ecology of plants and animals within terrestrial, freshwater & marine environments and forensic science covering crime and disaster events.
In a biodiversity hotspot, close to iconic environments such as the New Forest National Park, Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, we’re ideally situated to study and research life and environmental sciences.
On campus, our forensic science students have access to our dedicated Crime Scene Training Facility and external facilities such as Streetwise where you can participate in large-scale simulated crime scenes and disaster scenarios. Our purpose-built medical science facilities include cell culture labs and the latest industry-standard equipment.
Accreditations received by our courses include the Institution of Environmental Sciences, the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
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BU LES+ Green Impact
The Green Impact team started their journey in 2015 when the NUS Green Impact Programme was first introduced at Bournemouth University and have encouraged and supported staff and students to reduce their environmental impact since then.
They have achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, involving undergraduate students, postgraduate assistants, demonstrators, lecturers and professors to create a more sustainable environment at BU and beyond.