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Life & Environmental Sciences

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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.

During your time at BU, you will have access to a team of academic experts including biologists, ecologists, geographers and environmental scientists who will equip you will the skills you need to succeed in your career.

Our stunning South Coast location means that we are perfectly situated for you to study and research the subjects within Life & Environmental Sciences. In particular, the New Forest National Park and Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site are two iconic areas which are on our doorstep.

As well as access to first class facilities, including state-of-the-art labs, we also have excellent links with conservation and ecological projects all around the world – who knows where your degree could take you?

Make a global impact

A lemur in a tree

If you choose to study one of our Life and Environmental Sciences degrees, you will benefit from the excellent connections we have with conservation, archaeological and ecological projects from all around the world.

Students have contributed to conservation and wildlife monitoring projects in Costa Rica, Canada, Africa, Australia, Madagascar, Educator, Peru, Vietnam, Spain and Iceland. Visit our Co-creating Science site for details of some of these projects.


Watch our playlist to see videos from our degrees in this subject area.

Student and graduate stories

Zach scuba diving

Making a difference

Zach Boakes, an Environmental Science student, took his work placement in Bali to another level and secured funding from the Society of Conservation Biology to help restore and protect the marine environment.
Brian Heppenstall, BU Alumni of the Year 2018

Award-winning alumnus

Environmental Protection graduate Brian Heppenstall is our first BU Alumni of the Year and Senior Ranger at Hengistbury Head – a significant local site in terms of the environment and conservation.

First class facilities

From genetics labs with high-spec instruments to our very own BU biodome, the use of our facilities and industry-standard equipment is an essential part of all of our courses. They ensure that you can quickly put your learning into practice and hit the ground running, especially once you graduate.

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