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Life & Environmental Sciences

If you choose to study one of our Life & Environmental Sciences degrees, you could really make a difference to the world we live in, both now and in the future.

Life & Environmental Sciences

Why study Life & Environmental Sciences at BU? 

  • Biodiversity hotspot: Study at a university with outstanding facilities and an excellent reputation, located in one of the UK’s richest biodiversity hotspots
  • Multifaceted team of academic experts: Our courses are delivered by a multifaceted team of academic experts, including biologists, ecologists, geographers, environmental scientists and forensic scientists
  • Excellent research and fieldwork opportunities: Outstanding opportunities for research and fieldwork on our doorstep in locations such as the New Forest National Park and Jurassic Coast; our students have also undertaken projects in a range of overseas locations
  • 30-week placement: Gain professional experience on a placement, including the option to extend your degree by a year and undertake a minimum 30-week placement
  • Rich research: Study in a faculty that produces a rich range of research in this subject area.

Find a course

Courses with a Foundation Year option: If you don’t yet have the right qualifications to study your chosen subject, a Foundation Year offers an alternative route to access a degree course. It involves an initial year of study that will enable you to progress onto the first year of one of our eligible undergraduate degrees.

Courses open for 2021 and 2022 entry

The following courses still have spaces available through Clearing to start this autumn. Call +44(0)1202 966777 to talk to us about places in Clearing or apply online now.

BSc (Hons) Marine Ecology and Conservation (Top-up)

BSc (Hons) Marine Ecology and Conservation (Top-up)

This top-up degree will build on Foundation courses in Marine, Freshwater or Coastal Conservation to provide a university experience and opportunity to co-create research with academics in the discipline.