Why Study in the Biology Department?


Our courses at Edge Hill University are taught in small, friendly groups in a supportive environment by experienced lecturers. Excellent teaching facilities are located in a modern, purpose-built and well-equipped building.

We have an excellent reputation for quality and in an external QAA audit, the department scored 23 out of 24 for its Biology provision for students, one of the highest scores in the country. All our staff are research active, meaning that we keep up-to-date with current developments which we pass on to our students. We are not a large department so you won’t get lost in the crowd.

At Edge Hill, practical work has always been an essential part of our modules. Students have extensive use of laboratories and cutting edge equipment such as a Scanning Electron Microscope, PCR and climate controlled insectories. The local area has a wide range of terrestrial and aquatic habitats for fieldwork. Several modules have residential field courses, including a trip to Cyprus in the first year of our undergraduate courses (cost of this trip and all compulsory field trips included in fees).