Prospective Students

Being a small department is one of our key assets. Our students appreciate being part of a close-knit community where everyone knows one another and they are treated as individuals rather than just a number.

This also helps our team of tutors to provide high-quality support and guidance by developing an understanding of how each student is progressing with their studies and enjoying their academic experience within the Biology department.

Work-Based Learning

In addition to our extensive range of field trips, students in the department also benefit from an optional work-based learning module where they can apply and extend their skills in a professional setting.

Students have work placements with a number of host organisations including the RSPB, National Trust, Sefton Council, the Wildlife Trust , Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the NHS.


Our students graduate with a broad range of marketable skills such as problem solving, communication, teamwork, research and project management alongside detailed subject knowledge.

Recent graduates have progressed to successful careers in everything from reserve management to environmental consultancy, including positions as:

  • Wildlife refuge manager in Malaysia
  • NHS Data analyst
  • Nature Reserve Warden
  • Museum Entomology curator
  • Food analyst

Visit the Department

To get a sense of what it would be like to study here you can visit the Biology department on one of Edge Hill University’s open days where you will get the opportunity to meet the staff and have a tour around the facilities.