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Life & Environmental Sciences

Postgraduate Life & Environmental Sciences courses

Our fantastic location, combined with our reputation for excellence in this field, makes BU the ideal place to study.

Our academics are a multi-disciplinary research team, with interests including the ecology of plants, animals, microorganisms and parasites, in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, as well as cross-cutting research in ecosystem services and sustainability.

Our research supports policy development and implementation, and we have strong links with conservation practitioners and policymakers locally, regionally and internationally.

Our courses have a socio-political dimension as well as a scientific base to allow our graduates to make a difference in environmental management. Our courses are supported by a comprehensive range of technical and scientific facilities, including dedicated research and high specification analytical laboratories, survey and geophysical equipment, GIS and spatial information suite, a cartographic studio and a dedicated postgraduate student computer laboratory. Field-based teaching capitalises on our location within a biodiversity hotspot.

Our academics have a wide network of links at local and international level providing opportunities and employment leads with organisations including IUCN, UNEP, UNESCO, FAO, WWF and Conservation International.

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