Biology and Biosciences


Students conduct a small mammal trapping during fieldwork in woodland near the University.

Our MSc Conservation Management combines the expertise of the field biologist with practical experience of managing habitats. A firm emphasis is placed on fieldwork, biological identification skills and experience of a broad range of management issues.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of biodiversity, geographic information systems and conservation practice, explore the diversity of terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates, and learn field-based monitoring techniques for mammals and amphibians.

There is also the opportunity to explore particular Biosciences subjects in depth on our MRes  Masters by Research  or you can train to teach Biology in secondary schools on the PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS.

Chat Online with our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager

If you’re interested in postgraduate study at Edge Hill University, you can chat online with Rachael Buckley, our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager.

Rachael will be online every Wednesday between 10am and 2pm to answer any questions you might have about our postgraduate courses, entry criteria or how to apply.

You are also welcome to get in touch with us via live chat at any other time, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, when our Course Enquiries team will be happy to assist you.

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Students wearing personal protection, including a face mask, work at the safety cabinets in the cell culture room. The Biosciences building incorporates impressive, modern laboratories, offering exciting and highly relevant practical experience in some of the best equipped facilities in the country.

Resources include fluorescence and scanning electron microscopes, DNA extraction and analysis equipment, climate controlled insectories and specialist information technology facilities. A dedicated microbiology suite is located in the adjacent Tech Hub building.

A number of the leading nature reserves in the country are in close proximity. You will be taught within a short travelling distance of impressive field sites such as one of the finest saltmarsh and dune systems in Europe, restored mires of international importance, hay meadows and limestone woodlands. Almost adjacent to the University is a farm sympathetically managed for biodiversity, as well as a mixed woodland.

Biosciences Building 360 Virtual Tour

External View

Bioscience Laboratory

Biotechnology Laboratories

Open Days and Virtual Events

Prospective students and their family members tour the Biosciences facilities during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our November 2020 open day is going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about biology and biosciences and the University through a series of online activities.

If you would like to see our stunning campus for yourself, private campus tours, led by a student guide, are also available on a variety of dates. Pre-booking is essential.

Book your place at our virtual open day

Book your place on a campus tour